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Dec 9, 2022

MBTP Symposium Speakers present on Biotechnology and Machine Learning

The annual Molecular Biology Training Program (MBTP) symposium is a place for professors, graduate students, and undergraduates to network and talk about research. Due to the profoundly saddening events within… 

May 20, 2022

COIL Pedagogy: Giving Biotechnology Students an International Experience at Home

Opportunities for students to go abroad remained scarce as the pandemic impacted yet another school year. However, some instructors in the Biotechnology Program have created opportunities for students to interact… 

Apr 29, 2022

New BIT Course is Working with Students to Address the E-Waste Problem

Biotechnology is a truly unique field because it touches so many other fields- in science and beyond. While this is clear in all of the BIT courses, a new course,… 

Mar 8, 2022

Annual NC School for the Deaf Outreach Hosted on Zoom

The BIT Program’s biannual outreach event to the middle and high school science students at the NC School for the Deaf (NCSD) is always one of the highlights of the… 

Oct 30, 2021

Teaching In-Person Labs in a Hybrid World

Last year, the BIT instructors had to adjust their labs to meet changing restrictions on in-person meetings, which meant virtual labs for most of the fall, and very modified, hybrid… 

Mar 5, 2021

My Week With COVID-19

With COVID-19 cases rising across the country and more students returning to campus for the spring semester, many people are wondering what the experience of actually having it is like.… 

Oct 23, 2020

RNA World: Helping Students Gain an Edge in a Rapidly Expanding Industry

In most biology classes, the discussion around RNA goes something like this: “DNA makes RNA. The three types of RNA are mRNA, tRNA, and rRNA. These RNA molecules make proteins.… 

Sep 22, 2020

How to Teach a Lab Class in the Age of Corona: BIT Program Adaptations

Though it seems a bit cliché to say, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected many areas of life, including, notably, education. When classes went online this past spring, the Biotechnology Program…