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DNA Microarrays and Crystallography

During the fall of 2014, SCME is hosting two microtechnology workshops for high school and college instructors.  These workshops focus on classroom activities related to STEM and microtechnology concepts that can easily be incorporated into your existing curricula.  Both workshops are held on a Saturday at the University of New Mexico's South Campus, 800 Bradbury SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Each workshop includes the following:

  • Detailed instruction in microtechnology topics
  • Specific information on using classroom kits/activities to teach microtechnology topics
  • Complete coverage of the kit material and supporting learning modules
  • Time to discover how the kits/activities and learning modules meet the STEM and NGSS standards
  • Strategies for incorporating the topics and activities into your curricula.

Following are brief descriptions of the workshops:

DNA Microarrays – Saturday, October 4, 2014 (9:00 am – 3:30 pm)

In this workshop participants explore the various applications of the DNA microarray and the basic concepts that must be understood in order to understand these arrays.  Participants complete activities related to DNA hybridization, DNA microarray fabrication, application and interpretation, and designing the DNA masks for a specific application of a DNA microarray.  This workshop helps instructors to better understand the DNA microarray and how this topic and related topics can be integrated into any STEM curriculum.

To provide a better workshop experience, please view the following YouTube videos prior to the workshop.  Each video is around 10 minutes or less.

An Introduction to DNA Microarrays (9:54)

How Does a DNA microarray work? (7:03)

DNA Microarray Fabrication (10:40)

Crystallography – Saturday, November 1, 2014 (9:00 am – 3:30 pm)

This workshop covers a variety of material related to crystallography and its importance in microtechnology.  Activities include exploring the various types of solid structures, identifying planes and vectors using Miller indices, identifying the crystal planes of silicon wafers and constructing a 3-D model of a crystal.

To provide a better workshop experience, please review the Primary Knowledge unit in the Crystallography Overview Participant Guide prior to the workshop.

To register for any of these workshops, please click here - https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SCMEFall

Class size is limited.  Register NOW.  Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with further details.

For more information, contact Anna Garden via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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