Bio-Link weekly news, May 9th, 2011

Two webinar sessions are scheduled for tomorrow (May 11th) on protein purification by Bio-Link program leader Jim DeKloe, Solano Community College.  

Register HERE
To learn more about Jim and read an incredibly moving story that Jim wrote about his experience with biotechnology, read the story he wrote at
"It's all about Aunt Millie

New easy-to-use form for submitting curriculum to the Bio-Link curriculum clearinghouse!
Have you developed biotech-related curriculum materials through an NSF-funded project?  You can disseminate them to a wide audience by posting them in the Bio-Link curriculum clearinghouse.  
October might seem like a long time away, but if you're planning to apply for funds from the NSF ATE program, the best time to start writing is now.  Dr. Linnea Fletcher will share things she's learned from her time as an NSF program officer in a webinar on May 24th.  Register now!

If you're planning to attend the Bio-Link summer fellows forum, make sure your program is on the Bio-Link site.  We will have a session on entering information and we want your account all set up and ready to go before Summer Fellows.  Add your program here:
How do you grade students for the work they've done in their internships? 
- We are compiling a set of practices for determining internship grades.  We would love to include your contriubtions and input.  Send your info to
Learn about writing proposals for Transforming Undergraduate Education
Check out the  2011 TUESTYC Project on Biology, Engineering, and Physics
And check out Linnea Fletcher's blog post on TUESTYC:
May 11th Jim DeKloe is giving a webinar on Protein Purification - learn more 
May 13th Registration deadline for the 13th Annual Bio-Link Summer Fellows Forum
May 24th Bio-Link Webinar on ATE Grant Writing Strategies presented by Dr. Linnea Fletcher
Register now!  
May 31st Early bird registration deadline for Hi Tech
June 6-10th 13th Annual Bio-Link Summer Fellows Forum
Clark Kerr Center, Berkeley, CA.
June 26th Community College Day at BIO2011
Washington, D.C.
July 19-22nd  Workshop in Reno, NV for 2 yr college faculty on writing proposals
July 25-28 Hi Tech:  High Impact Technology Exchange Conference
San Francisco, CA
Links to program descriptions and registration forms for all the events are available at:
Florida State College Manatee-Sarasota is looking for a Biotech faculty member.  Learn more at


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