'Biotech in Agriculture'
Bring Biotechnology into your classroom! We are teaching our students to identify GMO CaMV35S promoter gene in a DNA sequence using PCR. Educating students how to apply methods for separation and analysis of macromolecules (DNA) and their fragments, based on their size and charge. This interactive approach in our H.S. Lab allows students to be involved in real life scenarios using DNA of Agriculture Crops. Learn how we use miniPCRTM Lab to teach students how to perform realistic research just like the astronauts aboard the International Space Station! In addition, exciting careers in Biotechnology can be explored.|
Workshop Session (all workshops will be 60 minutes)
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|Biosketch:||Tammy Will is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a B.S. in Animal Science and a M.S. in Education from the University of Central Oklahoma. She teaches High School Chemistry, Physical Science and STEM at Morrison High School. She continually explores ways to encourage her students to accept challenges that promote critical thinking, problem solving and thinking outside the box. Tammy started the local Science Fair at Morrison High School and has been organizing it for the past 10 years. She also assists her high school students with their real world research at Oklahoma State University. She has presented at the State AITC Conference and is passionate about educating her students with regard to agriculture. She and her husband, Randy, own a farm in North Central Oklahoma.|
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|Biosketch:||Andrea Harding is a graduate of Southern Nazarene University with a B.S. in Secondary Education. She currently teaches science at Anadarko Middle School where she is in her second year of teaching. She is an excellent young teacher who is enthusiastic and pushes her students to be creative, critical thinkers who can solve problems. She presented a workshop at the STATE AITC Conference last year as she began getting involved in AITC. With her background in biological sciences, she contributes understanding of the applications of biotechnology in agriculture. She is excited to teach her students about agriculture as she grew up on a farm in Oklahoma.|