Biotechnology Workshops at JCCC


Johnson County Community College is offering teachers Introductory and Advanced biotechnology classes. There is no charge for the classes and a stipend is available for attendees. See attachment for details.  educator_information1

Teachers looking for paid summer internships should complete the attached application. biotech-summer-internship-application-2009 Placement can be arranged for 2-4 weeks at a biotechnology company.

Contact  Megan Gray for more details.

The Thin Green Line

There will be another showing Tuesday night on KCPT (HD2) of this terrific program. In fairness, I must give notice of some conflict of interest. My wife and I spent a summer in Panama with Karen Lips at El Cope, the latter person and place featured at length in the program. We were there before the streams went silent from chytrid fungus. Tough to see it now knowing all those amazing frogs are gone.

It also features Tyrone Hayes of atrazine fame, the Amphibian Ark in El Valle (Panama), and a variety of other researchers from around the world. If you’re looking for a great bit of media for keeping flagging attention spans in line as we head into the homestretch, the I think the program has some serious potential. At least I’ll be showing it to my seniors!

Jeff Witters