ABE Blog

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


AI in Education

April 12, 2024

While many professors are actively discouraging their students from using AI, others are embracing the technology as a new way to enhance…

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Elevating Female Scientists in the Classroom

March 7, 2024

Since 1996, elementary school teacher Kristen Toth has been participating in “Draw a Scientist” exercises with her science students. Over those…

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Tackling the “Impossible” in Biotechnology with AI

January 30, 2024

Every medicine in your local pharmacy has taken its own unique path to the shelf. From discovery and testing to manufacturing, a new tool is rapidly…

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Tiny Transformations: Harnessing Bacterial Behavior to Cure Disease

January 22, 2024

Frederick Griffith’s 1928 experiment on bacterial transformation paved the way for numerous advances in medicine. Griffith was trying to develop a…

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Lab Technicians Share Knowledge and Make Global Connections

December 19, 2023

Implementing ABE is not just about providing the equipment, the curriculum, or even the training. It's truly a team effort, requiring the…

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Seizing Creative Opportunities for Research Outside the Classroom

December 7, 2023

Until eighth grade, Clara Tandar wanted to study English. Then she discovered something—that science is creative. “We may not think of science as the…

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Growth and Rebirth at ABE Puerto Rico, 15 Years in the Making

November 15, 2023

When microbiologist Héctor L. Ayala-Del-Río started the ABE Puerto Rico program 15 years ago, he never thought it would last as long as it has, let…

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Extending Access to ABE Through Social Media Channels with ABE Hong Kong

October 24, 2023

In August, the ABE Hong Kong SAR program gathered together educators and students who shared a common interest in science. Looking through the photos…

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