Edvotek is Back on the Road!

2022 is a fresh start and we’re looking forward to getting back out there and meeting new friends and teaching new skills at a professional development conference near you!

To start, we’re exhibiting at our first in-person meeting since February 2020 at the NSTA National Conference in Houston, TX next week! We’ll be teaching a full day of workshops on Thursday, March 31st and will have our booth fully staffed through Saturday, April 2nd. So if you’re in Houston next week, stop on by and say hello!

2022 NSTA National Conference in Houston
George R. Brown Convention Center, 320B
Thursday, 3/31/2022

8:00 – 9:00 AM
Left at the Scene of the Crime: High School Forensics 
Forensic science combines science disciplines to determine “whodunnit.” In this workshop, learn how to merge hands-on biotechnology experiments with literacy exercises to create an immersive lesson.

9:30 – 10:30 AM
Tracing the Spread of Disease 
Respiratory viruses like Influenza or COVID can lead to worldwide pandemics. We’ll discuss how diseases spread and perform experiments to explore how disease testing works.

1:00 – 2:00 PM
Exploring the Genetics of Taste: SNP Analysis of the PTC Gene Using PCR
Explore the relationship between genotype and phenotype using your sense of taste and biotechnology! Examine variations in your bitter taste receptor with PCR and electrophoresis.

2:30 – 3:30 PM
Sweet Science: Exploring Complex Mixtures with Biotechnology 
Explore the science of food coloring! In this hands-on workshop, we’ll use electrophoresis and chromatography to separate mixtures of molecules based on their physical properties.

4:00 – 5:00 PM
Exploring STEAM with Transformation
Creating colorful transformed bacteria is an unforgettable way to teach the central dogma of molecular biology. Learn how to use transformed bacteria to create bio-art!

If you miss us in Houston, don’t worry…there are plenty of opportunities in 2022 to attend one of our professional development workshops.

We’ll be in-person at the following meetings:

HOSA ILCNashville, TNJune 22-25, 2022Website
NSTA National ConferenceChicago, ILJuly 21-23, 2022Website
CASEPalm Springs, CAOct. 14-16, 2022Website
PLTW SummitOrlando, FLOct. 28-30, 2022Website
NABT Professional Development ConferenceIndianapolis, INNov. 10-13, 2022Website
CASTDallas, TXNov. 10-12, 2022Website

We look forward to seeing you there!

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