Event Date(s): Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 07:00am UTC to Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 06:45am UTC
This webinar on Bioscience Careers will be hosted by Jeanne Chowning, Principal Investigator, from the Bio-ITEST project.
Dina Kovarik, ITEST Program Manager, Bio-ITEST;
Sam Tran, Sr. Associate Scientist, Amgen; and
Piper Schwenke, Forensic Molecular Geneticist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Bio-link programs take note! Ms. Schwenke graduated from the community college biotech program at Seattle Central Community College. She has some great stories to tell about identifying poached fish and protecting endangered species.
About ITEST: The ITEST program was established by the National Science Foundation in direct response to current concerns and projections about the growing demand for and current shortages of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) professionals in the U.S. and seeks solutions to help ensure the breadth and depth of the STEM workforce. Learn about the program at http://stelar.edc.org/.
The ITEST National STEM Learning Exchange, in partnership with ITEST PIs and STEM professionals who work with ITEST projects, hosts a quarterly public webinar series designed to provide guidance counselors and educators with resources and strategies to increase student awareness of STEM career opportunities. The series features STEM professionals speaking about their fields of expertise, how they became interested in this career, and how their work contributes positively to society. The session will include recommendations for transferring these learnings to increase students' engagement and motivation in STEM learning.
The webinars will be archived for future access, and topics will include the four major areas of ITEST program content focus: Bioscience, Computer Science, Engineering, and Environmental Science.