Place: 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Speaker: Sarah Miller, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
Abstract: Tiny Earth is a network of instructors and students focused on crowdsourcing antibiotic discovery from soil. The network aims to (1) inspire students to pursue careers in science through original research conducted in introductory courses with the potential for global impact, and (2) address two worldwide threats -- the diminishing supply of effective antibiotics and the soil erosion crisis. Each year, nearly 10,000 students implement Tiny Earth across 44 states, Puerto Rico, Washington DC, and 19 countries. In this seminar, learn about the importance of these threats and the studentsourcing approach.