2020 BioTeach Summer Institute at UMass-Amherst

Join us for the FREE 5-day BioTeach Summer Institute focused on biotechnology and molecular biology techniques and lab activities. The workshop will be held Monday - Friday, July 13th - 17th, 2020 at the UMass Amherst campus. This program is designed as a residential program, but participants may choose to attend as a commuter. However, due to evening labs and activities, participants are encouraged to consider the residential option.

From Monday - Thursday, the program runs from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 to 9:30 PM (three evenings, TBD). On Friday the program runs from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.Parking, breakfast and lunch will be provided for all participants. For residential participants, a single room in a shared campus suite is provided.

In addition, the opportunity to earn up to 67.5 PDPs will be provided to attendees that participate fully in each day’s activities. Graduate credit is available for a fee to participants who complete the program. Whether commuting or residential, attendees must participate fully in each day’s activities, including the mandatory evening sessions. 

Activities include: Biotechnology lab skills and practice, visualizing molecular biology with models, plasmid identification, PCR amplification of human DNA and genotyping using PCR,  transformation and cloning to create recombinant microorganisms, and identification of recombinant microorganisms.

This program is designed for public high school teachers that will be teaching a minimum of 2 biology and/or life sciences related courses. Middle and private school teachers are welcome to apply and will be accepted if space is available.

If accepted into the program, a fully refundable deposit of $100 will be required.

If you have questions, please contact Michelle Mischke at michelle.mischke@massbio.org


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Click here to find out how to pay by check

To pay by check:

  1. Reserve your space now by contacting Megan Schulz by phone 617-674-5137 or email Megan.Schulz@massbio.org
  2. Include the following info along with your check:
    • Event name
    • Type & amount (Member, Non-Member, etc.)
    • Your full name
    • Your email
    • Your phone number
  3. Checks should be made out to: MassBioEd Foundation
  4. Mail your information, the event info, and your check to:

    MassBioEd Foundation
    255 Main Street, Eighth Floor
    Cambridge, MA 02142
    Attn: Megan Schulz

    Email confirmation will be sent once the check is received.

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July 13th - 17th, 2020
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 to 9:30 PM on selected evenings.

Space is Limited

Only 8 spots remain


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Level of Knowledge

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