About ABE Massachusetts
The ABE Massachusetts Program is offered through the Biopharmaceutical Analysis and Training Laboratory (BATL) at Northeastern University.
Since 2011, the ABE Massachusetts (ABE MA) program site has established itself as a leader in enhancing high school biotechnology education by offering opportunities for high school teachers and students to gain valuable experience with biotechnology laboratory protocols, generating familiarity with a variety of important molecular biology and biotechnology techniques. We aim to strengthen the impact of the ABE MA program by harnessing our network of teachers and schools, as well as existing outreach efforts at Northeastern University, the Marine Biological Laboratory, and Springfield Technical Community College. ABE MA maintains its signature three-tiered approach of "kit,” “reagent,” and “visiting” partners and professional development opportunities for new and veteran teachers with a continued emphasis on fostering community and ensuring a high level of comfort with the laboratory procedures and equipment. Professional development includes expanded opportunities for teacher collaborative sessions exploring ABE inquiry-based activities and integration of LabXchange into the ABE experience.