Life of the School Podcast: The Podcast for Biology Teachers
About This Show
This is the podcast created by Biology Teacher Aaron Mathieu from Acton-Boxborough Regional High School in Massachusetts. Each episode, I will sit down with a different life science teacher and talk about his or her path to the classroom, work in the classroom, and hopes and dreams for the future.
Most Recent Episode
LOTS12 - Dave Mangus
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Dave Mangus is a biotechnology teacher at Brockton High School in Brockton Massachusetts. This year Dave was named The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon Massachusetts STEM Teacher of the Year and presented with the The Ron Mardigian Biotechnology Teaching Award from the National Association of Biology Teachers. Dave earned these honors in part because he has created and leds a four-year non-vocational biotechnology pathway based on his background as research scientist and his educational experiences at Ohio Wesleyan University, Indiana University and UMass Medical School in Worcester. This program utilizes advanced technology in order to help students better understand principles in biochemistry, molecular biology, and molecular genetics. In their first two years, students explore fundamental biological concepts using an engineering perspective. Third year students explore chemistry with forensics as the focus. Seniors complete an original capstone research project. In addition to the biotechnology program, Dave advises two BioBuilder Club teams, an afterschool program based at MIT that introduces students to the field of synthetic biology. You can follow Dave and the happenings of the Brockton High School Biotechnology program on twitter @boxerbiotech.