Libraries as a Hub for Literacy – AND Science too!

Libraries began as a deliberate accumulation of documents and evolved into more identifiably as a hub for literacy, knowledge and learning. As pioneers, the La Jolla/Riford Library has taken the definition of, “library” to a whole new level by putting in a fully equipped science lab. The La Jolla/Riford Library welcomes the public to a new space where they … Continued

ASHG 2016 DNA Day Essay Contest

National DNA Day commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003 and the discovery of the double helix of DNA in 1953. This year’s DNA Day is on Monday, April 25, 2016. Celebrate by participating in the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) the 11th Annual DNA Day Essay Contest! This contest … Continued

NABT 2015 – MiniOne Mixer

Thank You for a Wonderful Evening! I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for attending our Friday social during the NABT conference in Providence, RI. “I want to thank you for the nice way you had teachers come together on Friday night. The wine was delicious and the food excellent. The company was … Continued

WSTA 2015 – MiniOne Social

Thank You for a Wonderful Evening! I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for attending our recent social as part of the 2015 WSTA conference in Shoreline, WA. It was great to have the opportunity to meet so many of you face to face and it was fantastic to see so many passionate … Continued

Two-Steppin’ in Texas: High Schools Take the Lead

Okay – we’ll be honest with you –we didn’t literally go two-steppin’.  We did, however, meet up with a couple of wonderful Houston high schools last week.  Science partners at North Houston Early College High School and Carnegie Vanguard High School took time out of their day to lead us through their programs and curriculum. We had a great … Continued

The Science of NFL Football and Sir Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motion

This past weekend kicked off the 2015–16 NFL football season (and for high school football season too)! For most of us here in the office – football means time with friends, some great tailgating food and SCIENCE FUN! Yes, that’s right science and fun go together. We’re going to stay out of the “Deflate Gate … Continued

Inspiration from a Jell-O Cup: The MiniOne GelCup for Electrophoresis

What is it about a Jell-O cup that makes everyone happy?  Perfect serving size, no preparation, easy-to-open package, no refrigeration required… If only preparing gel for electrophoresis was so easy, right? We kept hearing over and over – from teachers directly – they were often deterred from doing hands-on labs due to the setup time required. … Continued

Lights, camera, action!

New Biology Teacher Resources Coming Your Way “Back to school” means back to teaching! Are you ready to engage your biology students and teach them to love all things science??? Of course you are! We know you can do it with the right resources! You can engage and empower your biology students to understand concepts, … Continued


According to the Olympic Games, the three Olympic Game values are: “striving for excellence,” “demonstrating respect,” and “celebrating friendship.”  The USA Biology Olympiad mission and goals almost mirror these values except that they are laser focused on excellence in biology education rather than sports.  Indeed, the IBO has many of the same core values and qualities … Continued

BioTeach UAB Helps Bring Gel Electrophoresis into the Classroom

Developed by Dr. Stephen Hajduk, founding director of CORD, BioTeach has been offered since 1992 to high school biology teachers within the state of Alabama.  The goal of BioTeach is to provide teachers with the basic knowledge and laboratory skills needed to bring molecular biology into the high school classroom. Our own, Kelly Nguyen was … Continued