There is no cost to you to attend the workshop. You will receive a $200
stipend after you complete the summer academy. A certificate of partici-
pation will be presented.
To sign up for the Biotechnology Summer Academy, just complete the
application and mail to Mary Phillips (contact information on back).
Applications due by April 4, 2008
NSF-ATE DUE-0602744 firstname.lastname@example.org
10300 E. 81st St. Tulsa, OK 74107
Tulsa Community College
Associate Professor of Biology
8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday & Friday
June 26-27, 2008
for Middle School Teachers
BETTER LIVING THROUGH SCIENCE INNOVATION
What Is Biotechnology?
Biotechnology is the use of living organisms, their products or parts (such as
protein, DNA or RNA) to make useful products.
Examples: Vaccines, genetically modified foods and animals,
pharmaceuticals (drugs) such as insulin and growth hormone.
Is Biotechnology a New Science?
No and Yes.
No: Humans have been breeding crops and domesticating animals for
thousands of years.
Yes: Since the discovery of DNA, biotechnology has grown by leaps and
What Will I Learn at the Workshop?
Module 1: Biotechnology Basics
Biotechnology history, terminology, how enzymes function, restriction
enzymes and much more!
Module 2: DNA Files
Cells, stem cells, cloning, DNA-review, extract DNA from plants and
animals, DNA and forensics, DNA Gel Electrophoresis and PCR.
Module 3: Genetics to Genomics
Mendelian genetics overview, genetic disorders, chromosome mapping,
Human Genome Project and many great interactive learning Web sites!
Module 4: Disease Detectives
Learn about immunology and epidemiology with fun hands-on activities!
FREE great interactive CD and Web sites!
Module 5: Seeds for Human Thought
Human population growth, world hunger and biotechnology, agricultural
biotechnology, biotechnology and the environment, ethical issues in
biotechnology and GMOs
Field Trip/Guest Lecture Hands On!
April 4 Deadline for application
April 25 Acceptance will be through email notification
June 26 8:00 Workshop Begins
June 27 5:00 Workshop Ends
Mary Phillips, Associate Professor of Biology at TCC, earned
her master’s degree in Biology from the University of California,
Santa Barbara. She has taught both high school and community
college students for over 28 years.