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ABE Massachusetts Newsletter | March 2022
The ABE Massachusetts Team wishes you a Happy International Pi Day! 
We may not use ∏ in the lab that often, but we sure do love pie!
We're thinking about it,
so you should too

It's time to drop the temperature and start our annealing phase; we need to connect back together! The ABE Massachusetts Team is happy to announce that we are planning the 2022 ABE Teacher Recognition Event this spring. Details will soon follow as we secure a date and location. Don't worry, it is not gala-themed. 

ABE Tech Corner: Lab 6 Culture
Last year, Essex Tech biotech student, Alexa Carr, worked on optimizing the expression of rfp in liquid culture for Lab 6. And did she optimize! Check out her online project portfolio and suggested lab considerations! 
Access Alexa's Lab 6 Project Website
ABE MA & SF Bi-Coastal Book Club
Spring Edition
Time to get warm and fuzzy with our book club offering this semester!  We'll be reading Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach. For those of you who have signed up, books will be mailed to you by our friends at the Harvard Book Store this week! As a reminder, our first session will be on Thursday, 3/31 7-8 PM EST. Please email Alia if you have any questions. 
Massachusetts Association of Biology Teachers 2022 Virtual Conference
Saturday, March 26th
Learn more about the 2022 MABT conference and register here
Opportunity for ABE Teachers: Classroom Visits from Amgen Staff
Learn more here
Did you know that 120 3D printed statues of female scientists are now in Washington, DC, including the statue of Dr. Claire Meaders, former LSO and ABE Teaching Fellow and OEB PhD student?  
Learn more about the If/Then Exhibit
Meet a Neuroscientist Program with the Harvard Brain Science Initiative
Learn more and request a spot here
A Nature Briefing Pick
Major CRISPR patent decision won't end tangled dispute
Fights over who invented the gene-editing technology are becoming more complex, and could carry on for years.
Read this month's Nature Briefing pick here
Brandeis Student Request
Biology in Powers of 10

My name is Roshni and I am a sophomore at Brandeis University studying Neuroscience. I am interested in the development of science education at the high school level, particularly in the ways quantitative reasoning and problem solving can be integrated into biology classes. 

To this end, I am working on an independent educational research project under the mentorship of Melissa Kosinski-Collins who is a Professor of Biology at Brandeis with an expertise in science education research and outreach. 

I am creating a series of order of magnitude estimation problems concerning questions in cellular biology, biochemistry, ecology, and anatomy/physiology with teacher notes. Teachers can use the videos I make as they teach the relevant unit in order to introduce quantitative reasoning into existing curricular goals. 

I am looking for biology teachers or professors who are interested in piloting my quantitative biology activities. Gaining teacher input is invaluable to me in order to understand how to fine-tune my educational resource. 

If you are interested in collaborating or learning more about the project, please email me at

Community: Articles, Events, Opportunities, Talks
Student Opportunities
RISE – Ragon Institute Summer Experience, June – August 2022 (Application Deadline March 25)
Blue Economy Internships
Mass General Youth Neurology Education and Research Program
Biogen-MIT Biotech in Action: Virtual Summer Lab (Applications Deadline March 20)
Learn more about the MLSC High School Apprenticeship Challenge
Learn about this great opportunity for former ABE students (18+)
Award, Fellowship, and Grant Opportunities

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center STEM Equipment and Professional Development Grant Program. 

Grant Deadline: March 31st, 2022

Learn more about the 2022 MLSC STEM Grant here
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