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What are our course support recipients saying?Learn about how our course support recipients have benefited from the program. Select a recipient from the drop down list to view our photo gallery and testimonials.
Dr. Mike Brown, Teacher
"Before coming here, I was so lost about how to apply to college or what specific qualities I should find in a school that best suites me. Every day we would have someone come and talk to us about all that stuff and now I feel excited about going to college and making something out of my life."
"The most important thing that I learned in this program is that they welcome you and push to do the best. They encourage you to the best even if you don't come from a very wealthy family, they will inform you of all the good opportunity things that are out there for us that go through a lot."
"I learned about infectious diseases and lab techniques, but the most important thing I know right now is that if you really have the capacity and heart you can change the whole world and help not only our own families but also the people who most needed it. The knowledge and experience of the great scientists of the lab was a great inspiration for me."
"Another important thing that I learned in BioQuest Academy is not only science but we also got to look into universities I can attend to pursue my career path and really gave me that motivation to go further into my field of study and making me want to change this world into a better place."
"It gives you a head start to think about college, and informs you how there's so many opportunities for people with low income that can get financial aid, helps you financially, also the variety of scholarships that are offered."
"First reason is students will not only have a lot of fun but can also be educated with highly advanced information. Second will prepare you for your future and get you thinking more about college. Third is you will have great lab skills and it will be a great experience for all of the students who love science and also make lifelong connections with new friends."
"Thanks to the generous support of NEB, our students are able to move beyond the realm of "kit-based" science education. They are able to pose questions that are of genuine interest to them, then design and implement experiments that address these questions. For example, one of our students is conducting an epigenetics study utilizing qRT-PCR. She is evaluating telomere position effect and gene silencing in Neurospora crassa by examining expression levels of a transgene inserted at varying distances from the telomere. The majority of reagents used in her experiments were provided by NEB.
"In the 21st century, much of biology is viewed through a molecular lens. Donations given by NEB have allowed teachers to keep pace with modern research, providing our students a robust, authentic science experience.
"Thank you very much!"
Joseph P. Whalen, Bioscience Instructor
"Each year, institutions like ours are faced with shrinking budgets. As an instructor I am very thankful for your program because it allows me to design authentic molecular biology based experiments for my students. Much of biology is now viewed through a molecular lens but the reagent costs are often prohibitive for smaller institutions like ours. Thank you for your continual support. It gives my students the chance to perform several basic molecular biology techniques and to begin viewing biological problems from their own set of molecular lenses."
Dr. Tina Schneider, Carroll University
"I want to acknowledge and thank you for the supplies of plasmids and restriction enzymes that you generously donated to the Environmental Lab of the Center for Advanced Research and Technology [CART]. Our Biomedical Engineering Lab students will get a lot of use out of these supplies as they work on their annual showcase projects and presentations.
"Excellent education is a direct reflection of the nation it serves and support from valuable members of our community, even across the country, inspires us to strive even further to reach out to the young people of this community and meet their educational needs.
"We thank you for your continued support of CART."
Susan Fisher, Chief Operating Officer
John D. Forbes, Ed. D., Dean of Curriculum and Instruction
"Clayton State University department of Natural Sciences would like to thank NEB for providing supplies (competent cells, EcoR1, PstI, HindIII, lambda DNA and ladders) that allowed us to teach our biotechnology class. This year, two classes of students benefited from these supplies and what is left over can benefit future classes and research students. These supplies allowed the students to learn about how real scientists set up restriction digests and run gels for different types of DNA samples. We graciously want to thank NEB which allowed the students to be introduced to what it is like to work in a real research laboratory."
"On behalf of our CMB, its scientists, and its talented students, I would like to take this opportunity to commend NEB for assisting us in our mutual goal to inspire a new generation of innovators that appreciate the connectivity of the natural world and the natural sciences. It is our sincere hope that our students leave CMB understanding how the use of tools developed through our knowledge of the biological world can be used to protect our planet’s rich biodiversity and generate powerful new tools for the betterment of humankind."
Ralph Imondi, Ph.D., Scientific Co-Director
"Funding, as you can imagine is extremely limited and we must rely on the generosity of companies like yours to donate supplies whenever possible."
Eric Holmes, Cornell iGEM 2014 Team Leader
DEPT. OF BIOLOGY DUKE UNIVERSITY
Aaron Liepman, Ph.D., and the students of BIOL306
"I wanted to let you know how much the support your organization has provided has helped our students here. Because of the reagents you provide for us, we are able to double the number of lab stations we run and that is critical to getting kids involved in a real way with the learning. They really enjoy their day of electrophoresis and many return the next year to help us run the lab for the newbies! Its a good thing that you do to help us teach this important procedure to the students at this young age as they make the decisions about what to do with their lives - I think it is safe to say that together we have launched A LOT of careers in molecular biology!"
Joan Pence, Salem Science, Eastern Michigan University
Stephanie Namciu, Ph.D., Associate Director Science Education Partnership
"All our SEP teachers sign photo release forms with us when they join SEP and everyone in the photo joined in voluntarily, so I think you are covered on the permission. We had fun doing it, too. We wanted to let you know how important and appreciated the product donation is for what we do. Around 15,000 students end up using those items in conjunction with our loaned kits each year."
John Sedbrook, PhD
School of Biological Sciences
Illinois State University
"Each year MdBioLab, a mobile bioscience laboratory, continues to advance its mission of providing unique lab experiences to the students and teachers of Maryland. Through our mobile laboratory program, we have seen many young people become excited about science. With the help of donations from supporters such as you we will continue to see improvements in the quality of STEM education in Maryland."
Richard A. Zakour, Ph.D., Executive Director MdBio Foundation, Inc.
"The down side to this is that it is tremendously expensive to run cell lines and provide assays for this type of research. We are a public high school in Florida and there are not extra funds to carry on a highly sophisticated science program. New England Biolabs is a life saver for us. By donating some of the materials we use, our students can continue to do cutting edge research. Using the latest techniques, they develop an underlying knowledge of Cell Biology and the Biochemistry involved that is second to none. New England Biolabs’ support of the next generation of scientists is truly a game changer for our students. We could never keep up with the changes in the industry without their help.
Thank you New England Biolabs."
Lead Science Research Teacher
Satellite High School
Dr. Andrew M. Shedlock, Harvard University and Shoals Marine Laboratory
Mr. Larry Gaudreault, Biotechnology Teacher, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Andrea D. Cobb, Ph.D., Biotechology Lab Director, National Board of Professional Teachers, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Students have used the materials to study:
- Mitochondrial DNA sequences in Drosophila flies
- Restriction analysis of PCR amplicons from a Photosystem II gene
- Yeast DNA fingerprinting
- Whole class Lambda DNA restriction analysis
- Tracing House flies via their Cytochrome Oxidase Genes
- Ligating Plasmids pAMP and pKAN
These are just a few of the many more.
J. Kirk Brown, Biotechnology Teacher, Science Department Chair, Tracy High School, Tracy CA
Josh T. Beckham, Ph.D.
"I am writing to thank you and New England Biolabs for your generous suppport of my introductory biology course (BIOL 107) last summer. The resources of the laboratory portion were significantly reduced, and I would not have been able to include two molecular biology labs for students without your help. These labs are significant because they allow students to experience basic concepts of cloning including: plasmid manipulation that can be very abstract to students if they do not have the chance to actually do them in the lab. My students and I are very grateful to you and New England Biolabs Education Course Support Program for making this possible."
Julie Dangremond Stanton, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Molecular Biosciences
Science Teacher/Golf Coach
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