SAN DIEGO, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Embi Tec, creator the MiniOne System, congratulates recipients of Career Technical Education awards from the California State Board of Education (SBE). The SBE recently approved a $337 million Career Technical Education Incentive Grant, distributed among 365 applicants who will prepare students for the high tech careers of the future.
Preparing students for careers in the life sciences is essential to solving the global health and agricultural challenges of tomorrow. Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards emphasize hands-on training in scientific inquiry as the key to success in science. Pre-college inquiry-based learning is challenged by a lack of affordable, research quality equipment for the classroom. Embi Tec has addressed this unmet need with the MiniOne Electrophoresis System. Designed and priced for education, the MiniOne streamlines multiple processes allowing an entire molecular biology investigation to be completed in a classroom period. The MiniOne's safety and simplicity allows students to perform all experimental steps, keeping them active and engaged, while the teacher focuses on teaching.
For information about the MiniOne Electrophoresis System please visit our website: http://www.theminione.com
Embi Tec recently partnered with Rachel Tenenbaum, a La Jolla High School teacher in Project Lead The Way Biomedical Pathways Program. This four year program prepares students for medical and life science careers through relevant hands-on investigations. Tenenbaum worked with the MiniOne team to run an electrophoresis lab where students explored the genetics behind familial hypercholesterolemia. The MiniOnes gave students real-time access to results and promoted discussion throughout the lab. A College, Career, and Technical Education Grant will fund Tenenbaum's purchase of a classroom set of MiniOnes for the coming school year.
To read more about The MiniOne and Project Lead the Way please visit: http://theminione.com/minione-pltw/
To help teachers get the most out of the MiniOne units our team has developed several self-contained laboratory modules. These MiniLabs teach concepts and practices of DNA analysis in real-world contexts, including most recently investigation of a foodborne outbreak. This lab highlights the forensic techniques used by epidemiologists and introduces students to this exciting career path. A teacher training at the La Jolla Public Library featuring this lab received excellent feedback from participants. We will continue to offer training sessions at the La Jolla Library on new MiniLabs.
To read more about MiniOne teacher trainings please visit: http://theminione.com/foodborne-outbreak-investigation-bad-food-at-a-good-party-new-minilab-for-ap-biology/
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