Posts Tagged ‘science education’

Bio-Rad Science Ambassador Program Provides Students Memorable Experience

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 02-12-2013

As part of the recently-launched Bio-Rad Science Ambassador Program, students in the sixth and seventh grade at Jefferson Middle School conducted the Genes in a Bottleā„¢ experiment under the guidance of Science Ambassador, Dr. Lisa Eccles. An article subsequently appeared in Jefferson, Tennessee’s newspaper, The Standard Banner. The Science Ambassador concept has earned high praise from scientists and teachers alike. Even more important, the program has garnered rave reviews from students, who are able to conduct an exciting molecular biology experiment by themselves under the guidance of real scientists, who teach them the real-life laboratory procedures required to achieve success. Read the full article that appeared in The Standard Banner.

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Hey science teachers-make it fun

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 02-07-2013

Girls Make Better Scientists Than Boys

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 02-06-2013

A recent study conducted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found that girls are more likely to score higher on scientific aptitude tests than boys…just not in America. The New York Times reported that girls generally outperform boys in many parts of the world such as Russia, Asia and the Middle East. Yet western societies are more likely to produce male scientists as cultural norms dictate that boys are more likely to see science as “something that affects their lives” in those parts of the world than girls are.

I spend lots of time on academic campuses hanging out with real world scientists and I have not noticed this trend. Have you? What are your thoughts?

Implementing a Skills-Based Biotechnology Program

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 02-04-2013

Do It Yourself Biology Gone Wild

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 01-16-2013