Genes in Space Teacher Workshop

In this hands-on workshop, teachers will develop skills to excite and engage their students by bringing the cutting edge of biology and space exploration into their classroom. For decades, the tools of biotechnology and DNA analysis have been difficult to implement in classrooms. The miniPCR DNA Discovery System is an innovative biotechnology teaching toolkit that closes this gap.

miniPCR and partners have created Genes in Space, a free science competition where teachers and students can design DNA research proposals for space. Students have the opportunity to engage in self-directed learning and develop a biotechnology research proposal focused on their own interests and ideas. Winners have their experiments launched to the International Space Station and become involved in real-world space biology research.

Join us and learn how to engage your students with Genes in Space and immerse yourself in real-world uses of biotechnology, and develop skills to implement hands-on biotechnology with your students. We'll also share how to obtain free loans of miniPCR "Lab in a Box" equipment and reagents. 

Please note that this workshop does not qualify for PDPs, but we can provide a certificate of completion.



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To pay by check:

  1. Reserve your space now by contacting Megan Schulz by phone 617-674-5137 or email
  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
    300 Tech Square 8th floor
    Cambridge, MA 02139
    Attn: Megan Schulz

    Email confirmation will be sent once the check is received.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Space is Limited

Only 22 spots remain


Teacher Professional Development Workshops


Northeastern University Innovation Campus
147 South Bedford St, Burlington, MA 01803

Free and convenient parking!

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