Tiny Earth symposium scheduled for Friday, Dec 9th at Lambeau Field

West High School Serious About STEM students learn microbiology skills during the two week Tiny Earth Summer Camp inside the Microbiology Lab at the UW-Green Bay, Green Bay campus. This fall the students will perform Tiny Earth global antibiotic research as part of UW-Green Bay’s Tiny Earth project. UW-Green Bay, Sue Pischke University Photographer

Tiny Earth is a global network of educators who teach a course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE), a form of active learning that offers a scalable way for all students to obtain research experience in college, thereby leveling the playing field and closing the gap for students from historically excluded communities.  The course provides students with the opportunity for original thinking and scientific discovery of new antibiotics to address the world crisis of antibiotic resistance, thereby capturing the very aspects of science that inspire students to pursue STEM careers.  Students are inspired not just by the chance to do authentic research, but to be a part of a global effort addressing a looming public health crisis.

Students from across the state, including UW-Green Bay will present their findings at a research symposium at Lambeau field (Atrium) on December 09th from 5-7:30pm. The keynote speaker is David Andes. Dr. Andes is a faculty member and chief of the Division of Infectious Disease within the Department of Medicine, as well as the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He holds the William A. Craig Endowed Professorship, and directs the Wisconsin Antimicrobial Drug Discovery and Development NIH Center of Excellence.

Registration for this community-based symposium is free and includes hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Please register here. The attached file provides a nice summary of Tiny Earth’s global mission to address the world crisis on antibiotic resistance as well as an overview of the symposium at Lambeau Field on December 9, 2022.

All people of all traditions and backgrounds have a vested interest in this global emergency. The partnership of students, educators, institutions of higher education and businesses throughout the region highlight the value of partnerships for the greater good in service to all communities.

Please join us as we attempt to inspire and prepare the next generation of scientists and healthcare professionals, while addressing the global health crisis of antibiotic resistance.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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