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. 


Steering the Ship Through Fog

July 14, 2021

"There is a time and place for 'set in stone' with appropriate consequences. But even during non-pandemic years, students struggle through…

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2020–21 Master Teacher Fellows Present Their Curriculum Projects

July 5, 2021

In late 2020, the ABE Program Office launched a pilot of the ABE Master Teacher Fellowship, an initiative that provides opportunity, support, and…

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Supporting a Return to the Classroom

July 2, 2021

As another school year ends in many ABE locations, it is important to recognize that many sites were unable to be “in” their classrooms. Virtual and…

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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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