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. 

Seeing Individual Differences Through a Genomics Lens in the Classroom

August 22, 2023

A new school year is beginning now in the United States, and for some students, that means they will get exclusive access to a new ABE module, in the…

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Diving into Wonder Through New Approaches to Science Education

July 26, 2023

In the last weeks of May, after finishing her honors thesis and graduating with a biology degree from Bellarmine University, Kaitlyn Kalehuawehe made…

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Closing Out the School Year by Investigating a Real-World Biotech Mystery

July 5, 2023

As the school year wound down for most students in the Northern Hemisphere in the first couple weeks of June, some students were still actively…

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A Biotech Collaboration with the Deaf Community in Ireland

June 20, 2023

Any language is a living system. Language is not about individual words or phrases; it is about how those words uniquely connect as part of the…

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A Student–Teacher Relationship That Continues to Make an Impact

June 5, 2023

Throughout her career, every time Tara Reed has had to give a public presentation, she thinks of one person: Tammy Fay. Reed’s high school biology…

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Reframing the Discovery of DNA Through a Recreation of Rosalind Franklin’s Pivotal Photo

April 18, 2023

Until relatively recently, the story of the discovery of the structure of DNA has gone something like: On April 25, 1953, James Watson and Francis…

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A Teacher Finds Personal Meaning Through ABE Professional Experience

April 4, 2023

Although many people think about careers as a linear journey that continues along roughly the same track, building over time, I experienced a path a…

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Strategies for Increasing Student Engagement in Your Biotechnology Class

March 12, 2023

Sometimes we forget that our students are, first and foremost, people. It is human nature to be more interested in things and subjects that we are…

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