Heather Seitz and Melanie Harvey - College Scholars (Multiple Dates)

Wednesday - May 3, 2017
2:00 PM
CoLab, OCB 100

College Scholars Heather Seitz and Melanie Harvey focus on the alarming rise in antibiotic-resistant infections and the plan for combating the problem.

Evening Presentation

Challenges of Antibiotic Resistance
7 p.m. Tuesday, April 11
Hudson Auditorium, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art 

The Centers for Disease Control estimate that each year in the United States, more than 2 million people are infected with an antibiotic-resistant infection.

Melanie Harvey, associate professor of chemistry, and Heather Seitz, associate professor of biology, team up to present the current reality and future challenges of antibiotic resistance. They'll discuss the:

  • History of antibiotics
  • Decline in the discovery of new antibiotics
  • Causes of antibiotic resistance
  • Steps the public can take to prevent antibiotic resistance
  • Research being done to develop new antibiotics

Daytime Presentation

Antibiotic Resistance: Crowd-Sourcing the Search for a Novel Antibiotic
Noon Wednesday, April 19
Hudson Auditorium, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

In a daytime presentation at noon Wednesday, April 19, Seitz and Harvey will present "Antibiotic Resistance: Crowd-Sourcing the Search for a Novel Antibiotic" in Hudson Auditorium.

They will discuss the problem of antibiotic resistance and their research in crowd-sourcing the search for a novel antibiotic. The audience will discover how students at Johnson County Community College are helping solve this global crisis.

Daytime Presentation

Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences: Embedding an Authentic Research Experience into a Course
2 p.m. Wednesday, May 3
CoLab, OCB 100

Do you have an interest in involving more students in authentic research?
Course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) are being championed as scalable ways of involving more undergraduates in meaningful research. Find out how you and your students could benefit from the development of a CURE in one of your courses. Seitz and Harvey will discuss their development of an interdisciplinary partnership between their students in microbiology and chemistry.