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 materials, engage in dialog 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.
Twenty-five Conference Fellowships are available to attend the 17th 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, the Industry Tour 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.
BRIDGE LEARNING COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP
Unfortunately, the Bridge Learning Community (BLC) Fellowship will be NOT be offered at this year's Forum due to funding. There will be a workshop session dedicated to the BLC program for its past Fellows to reconnect at the Forum. If you were planning to apply for this Fellowship, we recommend that you apply for the Forum Fellowship if cost is a hardship and state as to how the BLC continues to play a role as an Educator or to your Program.