HIGH SCHOOL BIOTECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTION FOCUS OF UH BIO TECH UNIVERSITY
Summer Workshop to Instruct High School Teachers in Principles of
The changing medical landscape is creating a need for trained biotechnology
professionals. The University of Houston’s Center for Life
Sciences Technology (CLiST) already is training college students
for this emergent field. Now, it is assisting high school educators
in their efforts to teach biotechnology basics in the classroom.
CLiST’s Bio Tech University has started preparing high school
educators for biotechnology instruction through monthly workshops
and is currently seeking teachers to participate in a summer seminar
to be conducted June 4 – 15 at Houston Community College (HCC)
Northeast at 555 Community College Drive in Houston. Participants
must be public school teachers certified in Career and Technology
Education (CTE) or science. They will be eligible for a $30 an hour
“This program will teach high school teachers how to effectively
introduce biotechnology in their classrooms,” said Chris Baca,
executive director of CLiST. “It’s important to instill
an initial interest in this field at the high school level so students
can understand biotechnology’s practical applications and
start thinking about how they can focus their college studies.”
Bio Tech University will be led by A.E. “Pete” Linkel,
UH CLiST adjunct professor of biotechnology and Chandra Mittal,
UH CLiST adjunct professor, and biotechnology professor at HCC.
In-class exercises will focus on topics such as the isolation of
DNA, using DNA fingerprinting for forensic identification, understanding
the economics and applications of biodiesel fuel and exploring the
uses of biotechnology techniques for environmental disaster remediation
“These are exercises that the participating teachers can
incorporate into biotechnology activities in their classrooms or
laboratories,” Linkin said.
To register for this event or for additional details, contact Baca
at 713-743-4076 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
||Bio Tech University – Summer Workshop
||June 4 - 15
||Houston Community College Northeast
555 Community College Drive
Houston, Texas 77013
||UH Center for Life Sciences Technology
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