Science advocacy group partners with Novozymes to educate K–12 teachers
RALEIGH (June 26, 2012) — The North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research (NCABR) is excited to announce the expansion of its acclaimed science education workshop series to the North American headquarters of a leading biotechnology company.
On Thursday, June 28, the Franklinton, N.C., campus of Novozymes will host its first-ever workshop in NCABR’s Rx for Science Literacy series. Dozens of K–12 science educators from throughout North Carolina will attend the free workshop, titled Biotechnology Research & Careers, where they will go behind the scenes to get an up-close look at Novozymes’ groundbreaking biotech research.
The teachers also will receive hands-on instruction with two biotech curriculum resources developed by NCABR: the Mapping Your Future: Careers in Biomanufacturing manual and the “Heal, Feed, Sustain” short film teacher guide.
Since 1994, Rx for Science Literacy has helped more than 3,700 educators from 95 of North Carolina’s 100 counties prepare themselves and their students for the career opportunities, technologies and ethical issues that make up the ever-changing bioscience landscape.
NCABR is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1989 by the leaders in North Carolina’s bioscience research community. NCABR’s members and supporters include academia, industry, government, nonprofit research organizations and professional societies.
Novozymes is the world leader in bioinnovation. Together with customers across a broad array of industries the company creates tomorrow’s industrial biosolutions, improving its customers’ business and the use of our planet’s resources. With over 700 products used in 130 countries, Novozymes’ bioinnovations improve industrial performance and safeguard the world’s resources by offering superior and sustainable solutions for tomorrow’s ever-changing marketplace.
More information about:
- NCABR: ncabr.org/background
- Rx for Science Literacy series: ncabr.org/rx
- Mapping Your Future: Careers in Biomanufacturing curriculum manual: ncabr.org/bioman
- “Heal, Feed, Sustain: How Biotechnology Can Help Save the World” short film: ncabr.org/biotech
- Novozymes: novozymes.com
NCABR Media Contact
Derek Howles, Director of Communications
919.785.1304 x 206