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Biotechnology Courses at the BTC Institute – stipends available

“These have been two phenomenal courses that I would not wish anything to have been done differently. This tops my list of best workshops I've ever attended. I have learned and been able to use so much with my students! Thank you.” -- Biotechnology: Beyond the Basics course participant

Biotechnology: The Basics (June 26-30, 2023; 9:00am – 4:00pm) This course is designed to introduce teachers to the fundamentals of biotechnology. Topics typically covered include: micropipetting, DNA structure & function, nucleic acid extraction, restriction enzyme digestion, PCR, genetic transformation, NASA connections and more.

Biotechnology: Beyond the Basics (July 10-14, 2023; 9:00am – 4:00pm) This laboratory-based course is designed for teachers to learn and practice advanced biotechnology techniques used in molecular biology. Topics typically covered include: protein purification, CRISPR, DNA sequencing, STR analysis, biomanufacturing, NASA connections and more.

For both courses: Enrollment is limited to 16 participants, who may be eligible to receive a $625 stipend. See online registration form for details on how to apply. In order to receive a stipend, teachers must submit a 2-3 page summary report to the BTC Institute during Academic Year 2023-2024 that documents how selected course content was implemented with students and colleagues. Optional Graduate Credit will be available. Sincerely, Aidan

Aidan Holmes (she/her) | Associate Education Director BTC Institute 5445 East Cheryl Parkway Madison, WI 53711


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