Free biotechnology & forensics workshop for Georgia teachers.

Forensic Science and Molecular Biology Workshop
Monday & Tuesday, Sept. 12-13, 2011

Deadline: Sept. 1, 2011 (but workshop may fill up before then)

Download the application.

  • Dates: Mon & Tues, Sept. 12 & 13, 2011
  • Times: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Location: Georgia State University, Petit Science Center (100 Piedmont Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30303)
  • Instructors:
    • Ms. Jane Burke, Luella High School
    • Dr. Greg Hampikian, Boise State University
    • Dr. Sherri Andrews, Bio-Rad
  • Participants: up to 24 High School & Middle School Teachers (preference will be given to high school teachers, as the curriculum is geared towards their students)
  • Costs & Incentives: The 16-hr course is free.
    • Stipends of $200 will be offered to those who complete the course
    • One unit of PLU credit may be earned
    • If a substitute teacher has to be hired so that the teacher can attend, the teacher’s school or school system may invoice GSU for reimbursement
  • Topics covered:
    • Classroom Crime Scenes: how to set one up
    • Bio-Rad Kits:
      • Genes in a Bottle
      • ELISA Immuno Explorer
      • Forensic DNA Fingerprinting
      • Crime Science Investigator PCR Basics
      • Protein Profiler
    • Forensic DNA Case examples (Dr. Greg Hampikian)

Sponsoring Institutions: Georgia State University’s Bio-Bus Program; Boise State University Outreach; Bio-Rad; Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Undergraduate Science Education Division.
 $200 stipend. http://tinyurl.com/3oy55b4

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