Seed to STEM summer workshop

Join us next summer to learn the science behind corn.

What is the latest on GMOs?

  • Learn how GMOs are improving agriculture
  • Teach genetic modification through modeling
  • Perform a DNA extraction

How will biotechnology shape our future?

  • Create real GMOs through genetic transformation
  • Use sterile technique to create a plant tissue culture
  • Experience how advances in seed traits increase yield while helping our environment

How can ethanol make our future more sustainable?

  • Analyze sugar content and discover the importance of enzymes
  • Perform nutrient analysis before/after fermentation
  • Distill ethanol in your classroom
  • Compare renewable and nonrenewable fuel sources

And wait, there’s more! The workshop includes a field visit, an industry dinner and a field trip to an ethanol plant. You’ll get $500 of free lab resources, plus all on-site expenses paid. Graduate credit available.

Meet your facilitators

Heather Bryan, retired teacher and workshop presenter, has been teaching Biology and AP Environmental Science in Northwest Ohio for 17 years. She facilitates the Feed the World Workshop in Ohio and has shared her knowledge of science and agriculture with more than 200 and high school teachers in Ohio. She is an Adjunct Professor at Ashland University.

Jane Hunt, retired teacher and workshop presenter, taught Biology and AP Environmental Science for 16 years in Central Ohio. Jane is trained in Problem-Based Learning. She facilitates an annual Ag Biotech Academy in Ohio and has shared her knowledge of ag biotechnology with more than 150 middle and high school teachers. She is an Adjunct Professor at Ashland University.

What participants liked best

Participants gave the workshop high ratings in regard to their increase in knowledge, their comfort in teaching these concepts, and the relevancy of content to their classrooms.

“The quality of the lessons with hands-on centers. I felt like I actually learned how to teach the lesson.”
“Take-aways—both in networking, knowledge, and lab materials.”
“Heather and Jane: they worked so hard to make certain each day was jam-packed with info.”
“Networking at dinner with the Kansas Corn Council.”
“The tours were fantastic.”

Seed to STEM summer workshops

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