• Name: Ellen Palmer   
    Subject: Biotechnology I
    Contact info: empalmer@wsfcs.k12.nc.us
     
    Biotechnology II is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) course.  It is a possible second course for biotechnology STEM  "major" at Atkins.  Students will learn about the following topics in Biomedical Technology II: Exploring Bioethics, Using Technology to Study Cellular and Molecular Biology, Human Genetic Variation, Evolution and Medicine, The Brain: Understanding Neuroscience by Studying Addiction, and Sleep, Sleep Disorders and Biological Rhythms.  See the syllabus.  Students will use Haiku http://wsfcs.haikulearning.com/to share and receive information and submit assignments for this course.  Parents will receive information about how to access Haiku as well. 
     
    In addition to the course content, students will also practice 21st Century Skills.
     
     I am looking forward to getting to know all students as we learn about these interesting topics together.
     
    -Dr. Palmer