February 12th, 2019

Houston workshops - Space Exploration Educator's Conference and St. Thomas High School

The Genes in Space team recently headed to Houston to host two workshops for educators. We had a great time interacting with so many talented educators. Below is a quick summary of the visit and lots of photos! 

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SEEC Workshop

On Thursday February 7, we attended the Space Exploration Educator's Conference (SEEC) at Space Center Houston for a Genes in Space workshop. There miniPCR's Robert Dennison and Emily Gleason introduced teachers to the Genes in Space contest, the Lab in a Box loaner program, and biotechnology in space. This was the 25th annual SEEC and we are grateful to the organizers for inviting us to present for the first time and to all who participated. It was a really fun afternoon! Check out a few photos below: 


St. Thomas High School workshop

The following day we headed to St. Thomas High School for a full-day Genes in Space workshop. An enthusiastic group of educators had the opportunity to do a space themed DNA analysis experiment while exploring ways to bring the Genes in Space contest into their classrooms. A huge thank you to our host at St. Thomas High School, Daniel Bryant, for everything he did to make the workshop possible! We also want to thank everyone who participated for a great day! See the photos below: 

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