HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
UNC-CH bus brings mobile lab, high-tech science focus to underserved N.C. schools

as an ongoing resource for students, teachers and their schools and districts," he said. "The project will explore how universities and schools can best collaborate to contribute to science education reform in North Carolina. The support and interest from Glaxo Wellcome and its scientists will greatly advance our exploration."

The traveling science laboratory, which was built on a BlueBird chassis customized by Ohio Bus Specialty Vehicles in Canton, Ohio, will provide students and teachers access to equipment and instruction with a minimum of movement. Equipment inside includes wireless Internet access via satellite, laptop computers donated by IBM Corp., gel electrophoresis apparatus for separating proteins and DNA, a thermocycler for polymerase chain reaction experiments and incubators. Other items include spectrophotometers for finding the quantity of protein in a solution, a special plate reader to determine the concentration of a protein and a remotely controlled camera that enables students to see a teacher's demonstration on video monitors throughout the bus.

Program activities include a cutting-edge biomolecular science curriculum and inquiry-based, hands-on experiments developed by the Boston University School of Medicine's CityLab that include modules such as "The Case of the Crown Jewels," a DNA fingerprinting exercise, or "The Mystery of the Crooked Cell," which involves determining if a hypothetical patient has sickle cell anemia.

Local business and educational leaders will be invited to participate in activities during bus stops, which are expected to span several days at each site, Bollenbacher said.

The project will tap partners working to advance science education in North Carolina, he said. For example, the involvement of LEARN North Carolina, a one-stop Web site offered free to all N.C. public school systems through UNC-CH's School of Education, should broaden awareness of the variety of excellent programs at UNC-CH and elsewhere
'"/>

Contact: Mike McFarland
mike_mcfarland@unc.edu
919-962-8593
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
5-Apr-2000


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. UNC-CH study indicates special vaccines could prevent insulin-dependent diabetes
2. Feds give $16 million to UNC-CH scientists studying waste site problems
3. UNC-CH study offers new evidence that garlic protects against cancers
4. UNC-CH researchers to study social effects of N.C. hurricane
5. UNC-CH experiments reveal new pen can disinfect water
6. UNC-CH researchers to comb N.C. mountains for iron problem chiefly affecting Scots, Irish
7. UNC-CH biologists identify new order of marine fungi
8. UNC-CH scientists create worlds smallest pieces of ice
9. UNC-CH scientist finds smallest number of genes needed for organisms survival
10. UNC-CH scientist encourages all to watch PBS series on microbes
11. Prestigious new nutrition research center being established at UNC-CH with NIH funding

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: UNC bus brings mobile lab high tech science focus underserved schools

(Date:4/18/2014)... pills in Peru found that 28 percent of ... or falsified. Many pills released the active ingredient ... One batch had no active ingredient at all. ... at the Georgia Institute of Technology developed a ... suspected counterfeit drugs and then characterize their chemical ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... researchers have published soil organic carbon sequestration rates. ... organic carbon can be sequestered by simply switching from ... there is a growing body of research with evidence ... cover crops, small grains, and forages may not be ... , "Some studies have shown that both moldboard and ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] Asteroid and comet impacts ... animals on regional or even global scales. But new ... preserve the signatures of ancient life at the time ... Brown geologist Pete Schultz has found fragments of leaves ... a several ancient impacts in Argentina. The material could ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Counterfeit contraceptives found in South America 2Counterfeit contraceptives found in South America 3Researchers question published no-till soil organic carbon sequestration rates 2Researchers question published no-till soil organic carbon sequestration rates 3Researchers question published no-till soil organic carbon sequestration rates 4Impact glass stores biodata for millions of years 2Impact glass stores biodata for millions of years 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 More than 5 million Americans ... in 3 seniors will die with Alzheimer’s or another ... figures have shocked many Americans into looking for ways ... these tragic age-related cognitive disorders. Jonathan Weisman, president of ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014 DTS Language Services, Inc ... Web Portal for Life Science organizations who need document translations. ... subject matter of their documents in advance with a selection ... time-to-delivery of translations, often a critical factor in clinical and ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... AudioNotch is the internet's leading provider of ... of tinnitus. Patients listen to sound therapy that is ... of weeks to months, their tinnitus volume decreases. , AudioNotch ... Music and Notched White Noise. Now, AudioNotch is pleased to ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 ... session for Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 2pm EST ... Actionable Knowledge.” The topic focuses on how technology can ... mission critical decisions for government agencies. The online webinar ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Biohack Pure Offers 5 Tips for Increasing Memory in 2014 2DTS Improves Efficiency for Life Science Document Translations 2Webcast - Natural Language Processing: Converting Raw Data into Actionable Knowledge – Hosted by Carahsoft and CDS Federal Services 2
Cached News: