- Applied Biotechnology
- Mountain Region
Every educator knows that the way to a student's brain is through their stomach! In this workshop you will investigate the science of food production, tour a variety of food industries, and leave with ideas for making your conventional lessons more delectable.
This workshop is open to all but will be of most interest to grades 6-12 Science and CTE teachers as well as Community College Life Sciences and Industrial/Applied Sciences faculty.
- Investigating the scientific basis behind molecular gastronomy techniques
- Examining commerical food production with consideration to comsumer health (i.e. product adulteration and food allergies)
- Exploring the fundamental scientific concepts underlying biotechnology and its applications
- Providing effective methods/lesson plans that integrate multidisciplinary science into course curricula per applicable standards
- Discussion of societal issues related to applications of biotechnology
- Presentation of related careers and educational requirements/pathways
- take home classroom supplies to help integrate ideas/activities from workshop
- earn 2.2 CEUs
- receive a copy of all workshop materials
- be provided lunch and refreshments daily
- Lodging assistance (Shared and Private) is available for those attendees who are commuting over 50 miles to the workshop.
Summer Cortinas is an Engagement Coordinator for BioNetwork. After earning a B.A. in Classics from the University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2000, she taught high school Latin for several years. Summer eventually returned to school to pursue her love of science, earning an A.A.S. in Biotechnology in 2011 at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. Summer draws upon her experience as a classroom teacher to aid BioNetwork in providing successful outreach services and programs that support life science education for K-14 students and educators. Since joining BioNetwork in 2011, she has delivered hands-on lessons to thousands of students and led numerous professional development workshops. A former FFA member, Summer recently presented at several state and national conferences on her newly developed activities regarding GMOs and inexpensive ways to incorporate their detection into the classroom. She recently completed a master’s degree in science education through North Carolina State University.
1459 Sand Hill Road
Candler, North Carolina 28715