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Ag Biotechnology Academy 2020

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Global Impact STEM Academy

700 S Limestone St

Springfield, Ohio 45505

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AgBiotech Academy introduces teachers to biotechnology methods and the ways these methods are incorporated into agriculture through food science and biofuels labs. For teachers of Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Science.

At this two-day workshop, all participants will experience:

Industry Speakers addressing current trends in the use of biotechnology in agriculture

Biotech Lab skills

  • Introduction to Gel Electrophoresis
  • Basic Micropipetting
  • Genetic modification: The Connection to Crop Production

Food Science Labs

  • In-depth look at soy milk and soy protein
  • Making soy milk
  • Mineral extraction from milk
  • Protein testing of “milks”

Biofuels Labs

  • Making biodiesel
  • Testing biodiesel

At the industry dinner, held the first night of the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to talk with experts such as field agronomists, soybean researchers, agribusiness and communications specialists, biotechnology lab technicians, and others.

Each teacher will receive over $300 worth of classroom lab supplies. 18 hours of contact time will be awarded for the two-day workshop and 1 hour of graduate credit from Ashland University is available for $180.

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is geared toward middle and high school teachers. The content covered is above the level of elementary grades science and elementary teachers should not register.

Standards covered within the workshop are available upon request from: jane@educationprojects.org.

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