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ABE Massachusetts Newsletter | January 2022
Happy New Year to our ABE Massachusetts Community!

The ABE MA Team hopes you had a wonderful and safe holiday season.
Here's to 2022! Stay safe and please let us know how we can help! 

ABE MA Things to Look Forward to in 2022

A hopeful 2022 Teacher Recognition Event
Rotation of miniPCR's Gelato in our kits
Fresh columns for Lab 6 provided by our friends at ABE LA
A new partnership with BU's Upward Bound Math Science
Dr. Todd Ryan's retirement!
Remembering E.O. Wilson 🐜

Ed "E.O." Wilson believed in the transformational power of science education. He inspired many "young scientists" by first inspiring their teachers. Wilson never passed up an opportunity to speak with our LSO educators.
And for this, we are forever grateful.

Read the Harvard Gazette Tribute: A trailblazing biologist — and beloved mentor and friend
Read the Washington Post's Tribute
ABE MA & SF Bi-Coastal Book Club
Spring Edition
That's right! We are continuing the ABE MA and ABE SF bi-coastal book club! And we are looking for book suggestions! Please fill out this interest form by Friday, January 21st. If you have any questions, please reach out to Alia (ABE MA) or Maia (ABE SF).
Fill out the interest form here!
Opportunity for ABE Teachers: Classroom Visits from Amgen Staff
Learn more here
ISO: Ice Packs and Styrofoam Boxes! 
With many of our reagents being shipped to ABE MA teachers this year, we are running low on ice packs and styrofoam boxes. If you've received a package from us, please hold on to the ice packs and boxes until you can safely return them to Alia. 
#ABEMA in the Twitterverse 
Rhymewit has launched! 🚀
If you've ever been to a PD with Alia, she has either played one of her science raps or one of Tom McFadden, the person who inspired Alia to start back in 2010. Tom (of Science with Tom) has launched Rhymewit, an online platform that brings creative, student-centered learning to every classroom. We'll let you know when you can expect to hear a familiar voice featured on a track! 
Explore the life sciences here!
ABE MA Teachers respond to
"Don't Look Up"

Don't Look Up shows science denial myths

The satirical film Don’t Look Up, in which an asteroid stands in for the threat of climate change, handily demonstrates the myths that bolster science denial, write research psychologists Gale Sinatra and Barbara Hofer. From the idea that we can’t act unless the science is 100% certain to the belief that technology alone will save us, they spell out five misconceptions to watch out for — and how to combat them.

Don’t Look Up shows science denial myths
The 2022 Genes in Space Competition Open January 13
Community: Articles, Events, Opportunities, Talks
Register Here
Register for the ABE Roundtable Meeting on Data Science and the future of Work (1/18/22)
U.S. Department of Education Advancing Equity in Career-Connected Education 2022 Virtual Summit Wednesday, February 2 from 12pm-4pm This is the Department of Education's first Advancing Equity Summit that focuses on adult education, career technical education, community colleges, and correctional education. Advancing Equity Summit participants will obtain and share information regarding evidence-based strategies and noteworthy practices from across the nation that advance equity across OCTAE’s program areas.
Register here by February 1 at 12pm.
Frog Morphology and Natural Selection Wednesday, February 23, 2022 8:30 am–2:30 pm
Is it a Snake? Convergent Evolution in Reptiles and Amphibians Thursday, February 24, 2022 8:30 am–2:30 pm
Check out the MOS programs for high school students here
Award, Fellowship, and Grant Opportunities
2022 OBTA Nominations are due February 15, 2022 🏆
Nominate an ABE MA Teacher for the 2022 OBTA Award
Enter miniPCR's raffle!
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