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Mon, Jun 12 2017 to Fri, Jun 16 2017

Delgado Community College is hosting the Protein is Cash workshop and Introduction to Biomanufacturing.

This is a hands-on laboratory workshop for High School Science Teachers.

Presented by Dr. Bill Woodruff of The Northeast Biomanufacturing Center and Collaborative (NBC2), a National Science Foundation Advanced Technology Education regional center that has been in existence since 2005.

This 4 day hands on workshop includes: ... Read more

Mon, Jun 5 2017 to Fri, Jun 9 2017

Celebrating Our Past - Designing Our Future

Registration Now Closed

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 for our 19th Annual Summer Fellows Forum. 

At the Bio-Link National Summer Fellows Forum, participants learn new skills and techniques, examine and test exemplary curriculum models and course materials, discuss ethical, legal, and social issues ... Read more

Mon, Jun 5 2017 to Thu, Jun 29 2017

Apply NOW for the Bioscience Industry Fellows Program - Note - the deadline to apply has been extended to May 19th.

Dates:  June 5th-June29th

Location:  Winston-Salem, NC

Description: Forsyth Technical Community College (Forsyth Tech) and the National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce (NCBW), will be hosting The Biosciences Industry Fellows Program (BIFP) from June 5th to June 29th, 2017. The National Science Foundation (NSF) supports this multi-disciplinary bioscience ... Read more

Fri, May 12 2017

Third party certification & entry-level certificates in biotechnology

There is a growing interest on the part of states in ensuring that students enrolled in vocational programs are prepared for entry-level positions.  Third-party certification exams provide a mechanism where students can demonstrate proficiency and readiness to enter the workforce.  Industry-validated certificates are particularly appealing since the industry review process ensures that the exams cover skills and knowledge that align with industry needs.

This panel will discuss the ... Read more

Fri, Apr 21 2017 to Sat, Apr 22 2017

The AC2 Research Mentoring Workshop will highlight strategies to embed research into class experiences within AC2 partner institutions and to foster a national mentoring network for broader implementation of undergraduate research. The focus of this workshop will include evidence-based teaching and learning, undergraduate research as a recruiting/retention/persistence tool, the challenges, and extraordinary student outcomes of implementing research in the undergraduate classrooms of two-year campuses. A benefit of research mentoring is that it enables two-year students to successfully ... Read more

Fri, Apr 7 2017

This workshop provides participants with the opportunity to: 1) Learn about grant programs of interest to community and technical colleges at the National Science Foundation, 2) Hear from current Principal Investigators on tips and strategies for planning and developing a proposal, and 3) Participate on a mock review panel using a currently funded proposal.

Goals

By the end of the program, participants will:

  • Become familiar with NSF programs

  • Learn strategies for developing a robust proposal

  • Gain an

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Fri, Apr 7 2017 to Sat, Apr 8 2017

In 2012, Bio-Link organized a summit in St. Louis, MO, to discuss the role of community colleges in stimulating economic development and providing students with workforce experience.  Representatives from several Bio-Link programs; InnovaBIO (Salt Lake Community College), St. Louis Community College Florrissant Valley, Pasadena City College, and the Florida State College at Jacksonville; discussed their models for providing student work experiences and their methods for supporting local industry.

In spring, we will revisit those findings and learn more about creative ... Read more

Thu, Apr 6 2017 to Fri, Apr 7 2017

The Worthington Regional Bio-Science Conference is a great opportunity to connect with Animal and Plant based bio-science practitioners in the Tri State region of South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota.  In addition to learning the latest in the field you will be able to network and build enduring relationships with your colleagues and see firsthand what opportunities are available to help progress your research and your business. 

 

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Fri, Feb 17 2017 to Sat, Feb 18 2017

In 2016, the Community College Consortium for Bioscience Credentials, funded by a Department of Labor grant, published a set of core technical skills and competencies that are held in common across the bioscience industry subsectors of Bioscience Laboratory Skills, Biomanufacturing, and Medical Devices. Consortium partners recognized the need to focus skill standards efforts on fundamentals that all entry-level bioscience technician would need in order to succeed, regardless of industry subsector, geographic location or individual job description. This webinar will discuss how these new ... Read more

Fri, Jan 27 2017
This panel will explore activities for giving students authentic work opportunities at community colleges through contract research, contract services and college-run incubators.
 
Panelists will discuss:
  • How to start a CSO using existing infrastructure;
  • Using a CSO experience to prepare students for the biotech workforce, 
  • Where to find funding, 
  • The path from CSO to incubator, 
  • Opportunities for partnering with companies that can market some of the products produced in a CSO, and lastly,
  • Achieving 
  • ... Read more

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