Supported by the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education (NSF ATE) program, HI-TEC is a national conference on advanced technological education where secondary and postsecondary educators, counselors, industry professionals, trade organizations, and technicians can update their knowledge and skills. Charged with preparing America’s skilled technical workforce, the event focuses on the preparation needed by the existing and future workforce for companies in the high-tech sectors that drive our nation’s economy.
Monday, July 27th, 1:00 - 4:30 pm Oregon Biotech Day pre-conference workshop
Organized by Dr. Linnea Fletcher, InnovATEBIO director, Austin Community College, Austin, TX, this workshop will introduce the new InnovATEBIO National Center for Biotechnology Education.
The DNA Learning Center (DNALC), head of one of the hubs in the center, will introduce programs that it uses to teach students while engaging in research using DNA barcoding and metabarcoding—the use of DNA sequences to identify species individually or in mixtures. Participants will learn about these programs and be introduced to the DNALC’s approachable online pipeline (DNA Subway) for metabarcoding analysis.
Participants will also be given an overview of biotechnology and STEM education in the state of Oregon, including challenges and barriers.