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June Hot Topics Workshops

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To register for the following workshops please email Chris Mohr at mohr@wustl.edu with the following information.

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Hot Topics Workshops for teachers of grades 4 – 12

June 18, 8:30am – 12pm SOLAR CELLS
Learn the basics of how solar cells work as well as the latest research that seeks to improve how solar energy is harnessed. Workshop participants will create dye-sensitized cells that use natural pigments to collect solar energy.
Instructors: Kathleen Dwyer and Lauren Church
Register HERE by June 8

June 26, 8:30am – 12pm ENERGY TRANSFORMATIONS: RUBBER BANDS TO SOLAR OVENS
Explore energy transformations through the use of common household items and toys. Assemble and demonstrate the use of a solar hot water heater and apply the content learned to design a solar oven.
Instructors: Heather Frey and Liz Petersen
Register HERE by June 15

All workshop participants are eligible to check out FREE kits of materials in order to repeat the lessons in their own classroom. Workshops include continental breakfast!

LOCATION: mySci Resource Center 6601 Vernon Ave., 63130
QUESTIONS? Contact Chris Mohr: 314-935-8271, mohr@wustl.edu

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Synthetic Biology Workshop for high school teachers

June 21, 9:30am – 12pm SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY
Synthetic biology is a fascinating and rapidly growing field that allows researchers to engineer biology using engineering concepts. This workshop will cover recent research topics in using synthetic biology to produce renewable transportation fuels.
Instructor: Fuzhong Zhang, associate professor, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Washington University
Register HERE by June 8

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LOCATION: Washington University, Danforth Campus
QUESTIONS? Contact Chris Mohr: 314-935-8271, mohr@wustl.edu