Wednesday 22 May 2019
Mitochondria in Motion: Beyond the Powerhouse

Mitochondria in Motion

May 22, 2019 (8:30 am – 3:30 pm) 303 Main Building Penn State - Brandywine Mitochondria are membrane-bound organelles involved in many metabolic pathways. This workshop uses the research being done in the lab of Dr. Megan Povelones on the dynamic nature of the mitochondria as a way to teach students fundamental concepts of life science. Teachers will learn about ways in which mitochondrial structure is linked to function, particularly how the mitochondrion of single-celled parasites helps them to adapt to life in different hosts. Teachers will gain hands-on experience in techniques biologists use to investigate this phenomenon and other basic questions in cell biology. Teachers will be invited to take this project to their classrooms to engage students in authentic research. All teachers are welcome, but content is most applicable to biology and life science teachers, particularly those teaching about structure/function of cellular organelles, metabolism, natural selection and adaptations. Target Audience: Teachers of students grades 6-12 This workshop is FREE to all educators with ACT 48 (6.5 hours) provided free of charge

This workshop is aligned to the PA Science and Technology standards, and Next Generation Science Standards. A continental breakfast and lunch are provided. Maximum enrollment is 24.

Register online now to reserve a spot online today. For more information email Matt Johnson at or call 814-863-6607. Sponsored by: The Center for Science and the Schools and National Science Foundation (MCB: 1651517)  Download flyer here. MitoWS Final

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