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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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Science: A Common Language

August 11, 2015

At the young age of 14, Henry Chou made a bold move—he left behind his immediate family in Taiwan to live with relatives in the United States in…

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The Gift of Awareness

May 5, 2015

"Had we not found ABE, biotechnology would be gone in our district. There’s just not enough funding to go around. ABE not only kept biotech alive in…

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ABE Takes the Mystery Out of Science

May 5, 2015

"This lab changes their whole attitude of whether or not they’re the ‘type’ of person who can do science. And for young girls, that’s huge." Like…

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ABE: Expanding Horizons, Increasing Students' Enthusiasm

May 15, 2015

"ABE gives students the confidence that they belong in science." Dr. Wendy Wooten always knew she wanted to go into academia and got an earlier…

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Sharing Passion for Science with the Next Generation

May 5, 2015

"One of my Year 13 students told me the other day that having the hands-on experience with ABE put her in a very good position when she was being…

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ABE Covers My Favorite Areas in the Life Sciences

January 14, 2019

"The ABE program is very comprehensive and very well designed. The experiments are reproducible with good results. Definitely a golden opportunity…

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Real-World Biotech Experiences to Broaden the Narrative

March 9, 2020

"A lot of kids who go through the ABE program become so interested in biotech that they then seek out the MLSC Biotech Apprenticeship Challenge…

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From a Van to a Subaru: Teaching ABE Over the Past Decade

July 27, 2020

"I was sold on ABE after the first year I participated because I saw its ability to interest and engage students. ... It is heartening to see them…

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