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The ABE blog covers biotech and biotech-education news and trends in and beyond the ABE community. Topical posts often include student activities. 

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ABE-LA Future Leaders of Biotech Virtual Summit

June 17, 2021

— Contributed by Mahsa Khatibeghdami, Program Site Director, ABE Greater Los Angeles Area During the 2020–21 school year, the COVID-19 pandemic…

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Breaking Historic Cycles of Mistrust in Medicine

June 1, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has given us new awareness of a variety of social and health factors that make certain groups more vulnerable to disease and…

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Evaluating Professional Learning

May 27, 2021

This is the second in a series of blog posts on the topic of evaluation in the context of the ABE program. Read Part 1 of the evaluation series, How…

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The Amgen Scholars Program was a "Scientist Boot Camp"

August 11, 2015

"ABE was my only encounter with hands-on activities in science class which allowed me to actually experience the science and personally relate to the…

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Inspiring the Next Generation, One Lab Kit at a Time

August 11, 2015

"The hands-on components of ABE were much better than what was offered in other science courses I had taken. They are really what turned me on to…

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From Ballet to Biotech

August 11, 2015

With nearly 15 years of dancing under her belt, Kimberly Piper had hopes of one day joining the Boston Ballet – that is, until she took ABE during a…

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An Encore Career as an ABE Teacher

May 6, 2015

"ABE provides a great, understandable, teacher introduction to biotech using the latest techniques." Teaching science was always Dr. Howard…

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A Passion for the Scientific Process

April 10, 2017

"For [students], biology is not static; it is much more creative and expressive." For almost half of his life, Dr. David Mangus worked as a…

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