ABE Blog

The ABE blog covers biotech and biotech-education news and trends in and beyond the ABE community. Topical posts often include student activities. 


Reframing the Discovery of DNA Through a Recreation of Rosalind Franklin’s Pivotal Photo

April 18, 2023

Until relatively recently, the story of the discovery of the structure of DNA has gone something like: On April 25, 1953, James Watson and Francis…

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ABE: Personal Meaning and Professional Experience

April 4, 2023

Although many people think about careers as a linear journey that continues along roughly the same track, building over time, I experienced a path a…

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Strategies for Increasing Student Engagement in Your Biotechnology Class

March 12, 2023

Sometimes we forget that our students are, first and foremost, people. It is human nature to be more interested in things and subjects that we are…

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How to Hook Students on Biotech

February 20, 2023

Just about every teacher has been there. You are starting a new lesson or new subject with your class. And while you are excited about the journey…

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Creating Mentoring Moments for Underserved Students in Ireland

February 15, 2023

In the Irish school system, secondary students have a unique opportunity in their fourth year, when most students are about 15 years old, to explore…

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Steering a Course to Success in Biotech Manufacturing

December 12, 2022

In biopharmaceutical manufacturing, there is no “one size fits all” approach when it comes to who can pursue and succeed in a career. Some have…

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Volunteers Bring New Dimensions to ABE Classrooms

November 30, 2022

Over the years, students in Wendy Wooten’s biomedical science classes have heard varied stories about career paths into biotechnology, each one…

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ABE at St. Ivo Academy, Cambridgeshire, UK

November 30, 2022

First published in the ABE UK monthly newsletter. At St. Ivo, we have been running the Amgen Biotech Experience for our year 13 groups for the past 7…

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