FLATE Workshops: An Effective Resource in Meeting Local Training and Educational Demands
FLATE’s vision to provide relevant information on educational best practices and state of the art technologies has been an effective resource in supporting educational and workforce demands of the high performance production and manufacturing community in Florida. As a leader in providing technician training, the Center facilitated several workshops this summer geared to expand the knowledge base of manufacturing and/or related technologies for students and educators at the middle school, high school and post secondary level.
The DNA Fingerprinting and Micropipetting workshop for secondary school teachers developed on the framework of the of National Science Education guidelines, was held in June at Hillsborough Community College (HCC) in Brandon, and involved 17 teachers from Hillsborough County. The driving force behind the workshop was to encourage participants to use DNA based labs in everyday classroom curriculum. Debarati Ghosh, biology and biotechnology instructor and biotechnology program manager at HCC-Brandon said the workshop was designed to simulate human forensic testing, and to discuss a wide range of applications of DNA analysis for genetic analysis. The workshop was well founded in STEM content to promote high-quality, hands-on DNA fingerprinting professional development course for high school teachers.
For more information on the DNA Fingerprinting and Micropipetting workshop for educators or the STEAM camps contact Dr. Marilyn at firstname.lastname@example.org and Danielly Orozco at email@example.com, or visit http://www.fl-ate.org/.