2012 Bio-Link Summer Fellows Forum

Mon, Jun 4 2012 to Sat, Jun 9 2012

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.

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 ... Read more

Presenter : Sheryl Denker & Denmark Group: Mads Tvillingaard Bonde, Tobias Dam & Michael Bodekaer Dr. Sheryl Denker, Senior Program Advisor for the BayBio Institute spoke about the project to develop the next generation of standards for K-12 science education. Next Generation Science Standards june2012 from bio-link Michael Bodekaer, Mads Bonde, and Tobias Aaby Dam presented Labster , http://www.labster.dk , an on-line environment for performing virtual labs. Read more
Earlier this spring, you shared lots of ideas when we asked for your suggestions for topics for the Summer Fellows Forum . We think quite a few of these topics would make good Birds of a Feather (BOF) sessions. Here they are below: Using Kickstarter to fund projects Growing a program Quantifying "Good Hands" Social networks + mobile technologies Class management and teaching challenges Teaching & working in a regulated environment Developing state standards If you would like to lead one of these ... Read more
Presenters : Lisa Seidman & Jeff Rapp Reference material : Lisa Seidman's power point presentation from the 2012 Southern California Biotechnology Conference Read more
Presenters: Farah Movahedzadeh Read the publication: Project-Based Learning to Promote Effective Learning in Biotechnology Courses Read more
Presenters : John Carrese & Laurence Clement Background reading on the Bridge to Biotechnology Read more
Presenter : Sandra Porter Preparation : Get Cn3D Schedule : Part I. Get Cn3D going A. Download 1NAJ.cn3 Turn structures Move structures without turning Make structures bigger / smaller Change rendering style Change coloring style Show and hide parts of a structure Make color key B. Become familiar with Cytochrome Oxidase C Look at chains - how many? try different coloring styles - what do you see? Look at active site rendering style tubes, coloring ... Read more
Presenter : Holly Kerby, MATC Learn more about Fusion Science Theatre Read more
Presenters : Edie Kaeuper, Carin Zimmerman, Golnar Afshar, George Cachianes, Bill Woodruff & Samantha Croft Farmer The presenters will discuss their work using stem cell technology in their courses. Slides from all the presentations are combined into the single presentation shown below. Read more
Presenter : Linnea Fletcher An increasing number of venues have appeared where community college instructors can begin to publish the findings from their grant projects and other types of educational research. Dr. Fletcher will discuss why publications are important to your funding agency and the community as a whole and work with the attendees to discuss ideas for publications and the publication process. Community College & Publishing from bio-link View more presentations from bio-link . To prepare for this workshop, you may wish to consult the following open access venues where you might publish: CBE Life Sciences Education PLoS Biology Education Series Read more
Presenter : Jeanette Mowery will lead the discussion. Certification has been a long-standing discussion topic in the biotech education world and we may be getting close to seeing it happen. Jm fellows cert_2012_final from bio-link View more presentations from bio-link . Three months ago, we polled our LinkedIn group to survey their thoughts on certification. Twenty six people commented on both the positive and negative aspects of certificiation. You can read the comments here What do you think about ... Read more