Biotechnology Outreach Education Center

The BOEC at Iowa State University develops STEM programming for K-12 teachers and students while supporting vital researcher-teacher partnerships.

Engage students

Classroom Resources

Are you looking for investigation ideas and activities? Check out our ever-expanding selection of curriculum materials designed to help connect K-12 students with research projects happening at Iowa State University.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR TEACHERS

Six week program with ISU researcher

Spend six amazing weeks with a researcher at Iowa State University and learn how to translate it into classroom experiences.

Upcoming Events

Check out all the great upcoming events and learning opportunities the Office of Biotechnology has to offer.

PCR Fun Day - March

PCR Fun Day - March

These on-campus workshops leverage Iowa's science education standards and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to help grow teacher expertise…
Research Experience for Undergraduate

Research Experience for Undergraduate

The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program provides opportunities for future STEM teachers to engage in a research project in…
Innovative Practices Workshop:  Woodchip Bioreactors (grades 3-5)

Innovative Practices Workshop: Woodchip Bioreactors (grades 3-5)

Designed especially for elementary classroom teachers, the "Innovative Practices'' workshop aims to reignite participants' curiosity and empower teachers to become…
Research Experience for Teachers

Research Experience for Teachers

Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) provides middle and high school teachers with research experiences and ongoing relationships with career scientists,…
Innovative Practices Workshop:  Woodchip Bioreactors (middle and high school)

Innovative Practices Workshop: Woodchip Bioreactors (middle and high school)

The "Innovative Practices'' workshop aims to reignite participants' curiosity and empower teachers to become game-changers.  Experiences provide direct connections between…
Innovative Practices:  Bioethics

Innovative Practices: Bioethics

Course topics include the advantages of incorporating bioethics in STEM courses, alignment with Iowa's science standards and the NGSS, a…
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