With new chapters starting around the world, this thread keeps track of the different ARMOR movements as they impact their community and encourage more sustainable use of antimicrobials.
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, BOULDER
June | CU Boulder Students Teach Underrepresented High School Students About Antimicrobial Resistance
CU Boulder graduate students helped with a program called the Pre-Collegiate Development Program (PCDP) by teaching about antimicrobial resistance with hands-on activities.
PCDP brings underrepresented high school juniors to the CU Boulder campus for a 3-week session to experience life on a college campus. With classes on scientific writing, research, and presentations, students who may not otherwise have considered attending college are left better prepared for their futures.
Two graduate students in CO-ARC co-founder Dr. Anushree Chatterjee's lab, Dana Stamo and Jocelyn Campos, taught their students about DNA, cell membranes, evolution, and antibiotics. Students walked away from this class understanding quantum dot technologies and how they can be used to revolutionize treatment for multi-drug resistant infections.
April 25 | Health & Wellness Fair
The CU Boulder team was invited to table at the first annual Health & Wellness Fair to spread the word about antimicrobial resistance. Students passed out handbills with tips about how to be more responsible about antimicrobial use in your daily life.
April 15 | ARMOR Kickoff Event
Student leaders bought pizza and spoke about the global antimicrobial crisis.