Ag Biotechnology Academy 2017
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Ag Biotechnology Academy 2017

Ag Biotechnology Academy 2017

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Global Impact STEM Academy

700 S Limestone St

Springfield, Ohio 45505

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How can ag biotechnology contribute to food security? Learn about the latest seed research, the impact of environmental issues and sustainability, biology/chemistry/food science labs, industry experts & tours, and get free classroom materials. Hotel and food costs are covered by the Ohio Soybean Council & DuPont Pioneer. Ashland graduate credit is available.

Past participants are encouraged to come and bring colleagues to this expanded two-day event with a new location, new field trip and Level 2 labs.

Biotechnology Skills and Topics - Days 1 and 2

Level 1: Ag Biotechnology 101

  • Overview – What is biotechnology? How does it connect medical, forensics, agricultural and environmental topics?
  • DNA review – basic cell structure, molecular genetics review
  • Genetic Engineering / How are genes moved? – conceptual understanding using models
  • Introduction to restriction enzymes
  • Basic soybean plant structure and life cycle– similarities, differences, how this relates to hybrids and saving seed
  • Intro to micropipetting
  • Basic Gel Electrophoresis – making gels, loading wells, running gels, interpreting results

Level 2 Ag Biotech in Action: Food Science (returning attendees)

  • Continued practice with micropipetting, serological pipetting
  • Build Your Own Gel Electrophoresis
  • Emulsions
  • Product Development
  • Measurement Skills
  • Aseptic Techniques
  • Stem/Science Fair Topic Ideas
  • Regulatory Agencies/ New Government Policies in Food Science

Level 1 and Level 2

  • Industry Speakers including Field Agronomist, Soybean Researcher, Business & Communications, Ag Production and others
  • Industry tours

Each teacher will receive over $300 worth of classroom lab supplies. 18 hours of contact time will be awarded for the 2 day workshop and 1 hour of graduate credit from Ashland University is available for $175.


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