Washington, DC Summer Institute
Registration for the ABE Summer Professional Development Institute (PDI) is now live! The ABE Summer PDI for high school teachers will take place July 23 - 26th from 9:00 - 4:00 pm at the Carnegie Institution for Science (1530 P Street NW). High school teachers from DC public schools and DC public charter schools will be given preference for course acceptance. Teachers from DC who complete the course will receive $1,000 stipend. Completing the ABE Summer PDI will certify teachers to borrow research-grade biotech equipment for their classrooms.
ABE features a hands-on molecular biology curriculum that introduces students to the excitement of scientific discovery. The curriculum ties laboratory experiences to the development of medicines, using technologies employed by the biotechnology industry in the discovery of human therapeutics. Students learn the use of recombinant DNA techniques and important molecular “tracers.”