Every year Bio-Link fellows from across the nation travel to Berkeley, CA to learn about the latest practices in biotechnology education.
At the 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.
Fifteen Conference Fellowships are available to attend the 13th 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 (or commuter if local) and designated meals. 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.
The deadline to apply for a Fellowship was Thursday, March 31, 2011. The Fellowship Application Process is now CLOSED.
Individuals interested in attending the Forum and can provide their own funding (no Fellowship) for the conference registration fee and all travel costs, are encouraged to register online with the National Bio-Link Center by using the on-line registration link below. This Registration process is now CLOSED.
Please direct all application/registration questions to Forum Coordinator, Lisa Huffman at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 415-487-2471.
$675.00 Single Occupancy Registration Fee
$375.00 Commuter (no lodging) Registration Fee
$56.00 Parking Permit Fee (for the week)
All Fellows and Workshop Presenters who want/need access to the Internet during the Forum or during their Presentation MUST preregister their laptop prior to arrival to the CKC by following the registration process in the attachment below.