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9th Annual Community College Program Day at BIO2012

Moderator: Dr. Elaine Johnson, Bio-Link Faces of Success: Our Graduates and Their Careers from bio-link This interactive session features a lively panel of successful industry professionals who recently gained employability skills at community and technical colleges. Individuals share their pathways to rewarding careers in high-skill, high-wage positions in the biotechnology industry thanks to the access and affordability of targeted programs at community and technical colleges. Read more
Keynote Speaker - E. Kevin Hrusovsky, former CEO & President of Caliper Life Science, now a PerkinElmer company, spoke on the bioeconomy and new technologies in healthcare. Keynote Speaker - E. Kevin Hrusovsky from bio-link Caliper is a premier provider of cutting-edge technologies enabling researchers in the life sciences industry to create life-saving and enhancing medicines and diagnostic tests more quickly and efficiently. Caliper is aggressively innovating new technology to bridge the gap between in vitro assays and in vivo results, enabling researchers to translate those results into cures for human disease. ... Read more
Dr. Sonia Wallman from NBC2 moderated this panel of innovative leaders from biotechnology and biomanufacturing programs. Innovative and New Programs in Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing from bio-link This year's panel featured programs noteworthy in their approach to biotechnology/biomanufacturing education and training and the workforce. Panelists included leaders of the: Lone Star Biotechnology Institute at Lone Star College, Working with the local biomedical and biofuels industry in Houston, TX; Biomass Production Training Certificate at Mira Costa College part of the EDGE (Educating and Developing Workers for the Green Economy) initiative for ... Read more
Welcoming comments from Dr. Sonia Wallman, of the Organizing Committee, and Lance Hartford, the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation. Greetings and Opening Remarks from bio-link Read more
Moderator: Lisa Seidman, Madison Area Technical College, WI Teaching for the Always-Evolving Biotechnology Workplace from bio-link Speakers: Vivian Ngan-Winward (SLCC), Ryan Gilmore (BioNetwork Analytical Training Lab, NC), Jeanette Mowery (MATC), Linnea Fletcher (ACC) Two year biotechnology departments have developed various innovative programs such as student-led contract research and contract manufacturing organizations, research projects, business incubators, and more. At first glance, these programs seem discordant. But, perhaps they provide similar benefits to students preparing for a complex and changing workplace. This session will explore several innovative instructional models, asking ... Read more
Slide presentations and materials from the 9th Annual Community College Program Day at BIO2012. This event is scheduled for Monday, June 18th. Presentations will be posted as they become available. Image source : S. Porter Read more