LSSI “Whodunit” Introductory Workshop
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Hosted at Miracosta College
RSVP by Email: Biotech@workforce.org
Receive training on Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) Lab 1 with a forensic science focus. The “Whodunit” Workshop is for new science teachers looking to expand their curriculum to hands-on biotechnology techniques.
ABE Lab 1 focuses on micropipetting and gel electrophoresis. An overview of the lab series will be provided as well as information on the full ABE professional development institute to be held summer 2016. Save the date: July 6-14, 2016
- Hands-on training
- Access to loaner equipment and free supplies
- Priority acceptance to summer PD program
For more information, please contact:
Erika, Project Coordinator
LSSI Alumni Workshop and NGSS Discussion
Saturday, December 5, 2015 at San Diego Workforce Partnership
To register, email: Biotech@workforce.org
The Amgen Program Office will be in California conducting focus groups that will help them gain insight about teacher’s knowledge and implementation of the NGSS as well as what resources will be helpful to them. The San Diego site was selected as a target audience and we will be hosting this session at San Diego Workforce Partnership’s office.
A $25 gift card will be provided for your participation and feedback. Lunch will also be provided.
LSSI “Whodunit” Introductory Workshop
Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Miracosta College
Receive training on ABE lab 1 with a forensic twist. The Who Done it Workshop is for new teachers looking to expand their science curriculum to hands-on biotechnology techniques. Lab 1 focuses on micropipetting and gel electrophoresis. An overview of the lab series will be provided as well as information on the full ABE professional development institute held during the summer.
LSSI Alumni Workshop
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Come and meet with past LSSI alumni teachers and receive an overview of the Amgen Biotech Experience labs 1-6. Lunch will be provided.
From July 9th to July 16th biology and chemistry teachers from all over San Diego county attended this 6-day program, their challenge – to learn the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) curriculum. The class was taught at San Diego Miramar College by Sharon Price, Dr. Gloria Bañuelos, Dr. Sandra Slivka and past LSSI ABE teacher alumni. The program certifies and gives teachers the necessary tools in order to facilitate the implementation of the curriculum into their classrooms. By introducing students to ABE with the relevant biotech lab techniques, curricula and tools, high school and middle school students are more likely to be interested in careers in scientific discovery.
Besides completing labs and interactive activities, teachers heard from Octavio Espinosa from BioSurplus, Inc. speak about his path through a biotechnology career. Teachers also participated in industry site visits to Pharmatek, Ballast Point and Pfizer in order to be informed on what working in a biotechnology lab is like as well as the interconnected career paths many scientists can take.
Pharmatek speakers included: Lisa Caralli, Amy Fager, Collin Burger, Jon Hendricks, Scott Stirn, Christine Obana, Jenn Samore, Roger Parks and Vivian Hansen.
Pfizer speakers included: Oleg Sten and Mike Greig.
On Monday, February 24th, Mira Mesa High School Teacher Lisa Yoneda hosted Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA) to demonstrate the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE).
The ABE, designed by Amgen scientists and educators provides a hands-on real world experience for students using research-grade equipment to run the labs that incorporate core technologies used by the biotech industry in the discovery of human therapeutics. ABE is the curriculum used during the 12-day Life Sciences Summer Institute for teachers.
Mrs. Yoneda’s classroom provided Representative Peters with the unique opportunity to shadow students as they ran through the ABE lab series.
The equipment and supplies are made possible by support of the Amgen Foundation. Science teachers go through the 12-day summer institute and are then eligible to receive equipment and supplies to support the implementation of ABE in their science classrooms.
For more information, please contact Erika Arangure, BIOTECH@WORKFORCE.ORG
To apply to the program, please request an application using the form below. You can also email Erika Arangure at Erika@workforce.org.
Program Dates: July 10-July 25, 2014
Application Deadline: March 29, 2014