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16th Annual Bio-Link Summer Fellows Forum
Date:Monday, June 2, 2014 - 1:00pm - Friday, June 6, 2014 - 12:00pm
Each year Bio-Link Fellows from across the nation travel to the Clark Kerr Campus (CKC) in Berkeley, CA to learn about the latest practices in biotechnology education. Come join us!
At the Bio-Link National Summer Fellows Forum, participants will learn new skills and techniques, examine and test exemplary curriculum models and course material, engage in dialogue about ethical, legal, and social issues in biotechnology and learn how to disseminate this information within their own regions. Fellows are expected to implement new strategies into their own programs, to lead regional staff development activities, and provide prompt response to follow-up surveys.
Community input: If you have ideas about sessions you would like to attend or present at the Summer Fellows Forum, please visit this blog post and post your ideas in the comments section.
Ten Conference Fellowships are available to attend the 16th annual weeklong intensive Summer Fellows Forum. The Bio-Link National Center will select individuals geographically to receive the Fellowship from the following categories: a community or technical college biotechnology instructor, a community or technical college math or science instructor, and a high school teacher. First consideration will be given to applicants who have not yet attended a Bio-Link Summer Fellows Forum or received the fellowship. However, consideration will be given to past Fellows who can demonstrate how this conference will provide necessary and unique value to their students, region and themselves.
The Bio-Link Fellowship includes single occupancy accommodations in a Clark Kerr Campus (CKC) shared dormitory style suite (or "Commuter" if local) all CKC meals, as well as access to all workshops, materials, and the Closing Dinner Banquet. Due to rising accommodation and meal costs any lodging charges associated with "no shows", late arrivals, early departures or unattended meals will become the responsibility of the Fellow and billed to the Fellow at the conclusion of the Forum. It is the Fellows' responsibility to fund all travel costs (including parking and shuttle fees) to and from the Forum.
PLEASE NOTE: The CKC is NOT a Hotel and you will assigned a Suite Mate, and although you have your own bedroom you do share a bathroom. Therefore, please be advised that Spouses, Partners, Friends, Children, etc. are not able to be accommodated at the CKC.
The HOTEL DURANT is within close proximity to the CKC and more information can be found at www.hoteldurantberkeley.com or you can GOOGLE search for other hotel options. Bio-Link does not endorse any hotels.
Fellowship Recipients will be notified via email mid-April, and then instructed to complete the Fellowship Registration Form online. A Welcome Letter with Registration and all Forum Instructions will be included.
The FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE has CLOSED. Fellowships will be awarded by April 25.
BRIDGE LEARNING COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP
The Bridge Learning Community (BLC) Fellowship will be offered to current or new participants in Bio-Link's Bridge Learning Community who have received an invitation/application from Bio-Link. The BLC Pre-Conference will begin on Monday, June 2 at 9:00am to 4:00pm. All BLC Fellowship Recipients are expected to attend the entire Forum through the Dinner Banquet on Thursday, June 5. This Fellowship Registration not only includes lodging for the night of Sunday, June 1 at the Clark Kerr Campus (CKC) and breakfast and lunch on Monday, June 2, but also lodging, all CKC meals, workshops and materials for the entire Fellows Forum (June 2-June 6).
BLC Fellowship Registration Deadline: Friday, May 16