Past Events

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 sustainability Moderator : Sulatha Dwarakanath, Speakers : Tyler ... Read more
Mon, Jan 23 2017 to Tue, Jan 24 2017

Come have a BLAST in our bioinformatics course for instructors!

The biotechnology program at Austin Community College is planning to offer a special section of our bioinformatics course for instructors. This section of the course will be specifically designed for people who are interested in learning how to teach this class.

This course is designed an introduction to using bioinformatics for students who have taken at least one class in biology and chemistry. We cover databases, molecular structures, molecular sequence analysis, and genetic variation. ... Read more

Thu, Nov 10 2016

Session Type: Presentation
Summary : Dr. Sandra Porter will discuss the benefits of participating in Bio-Link, a national community of industry partners and biotech educators at two-year colleges and high schools.

Description : The biotechnology industry has grown substantially in the past 14 years and become a major contributor to the U.S. economy. Numerous job opportunities have accompanied this growth, especially for entry-level workers with specialized certificates or a two-year biotech degree. In ... Read more

Thu, Nov 3 2016 to Sat, Nov 5 2016

Are you attending the NABT conference? Bio-Link and the AC2 Bio-Link Regional Center will be sharing a booth and a giving a presentation.

Come stop by our booth and say hello!

Attend the Bio-Link talk : Friday, Nov. 4th, 2-3:15 pm in Plaza Court 4

How to Give Your Students the Best of Everything in Biotechnology
Plaza Court 4 • Biotechnology •Symposium (75 min) •

Biotechnology is exciting, but challenging to teach on your own. Bio-Link is a 20-year old network of colleges and high schools that share information, curriculum, and ... Read more

Fri, Oct 28 2016 to Sat, Oct 29 2016

Save the date for the National Institutes of Health Community College Day! Spend a day visiting the NIH campus and learning about careers and training opportunities in the biomedical and health care fields. The day will consist of career panel discussions, science seminars, a keynote address from the Director, Sharon Milgram, the popular networking luncheon event, faculty breakout sessions and of course the NIH Community College Summer Enrichment program will be highlighted. This year there are additional panel discussions AND the NIH Postdoctoral Fellow/Community College Faculty meet ... Read more

Fri, Oct 21 2016
Bio-Link goes to the movies! A Bio-Link webinar

Get your popcorn and turn on your computers on October 21st at 1PM Eastern Time for a Bio-Link webinar on a new and exciting interactive movie designed for teaching concepts in quality systems.

Learning how to navigate within a biopharmaceutical quality system isn’t something that can be taught easily in a classroom. The stakes are high -- one error can cost a company millions of dollars, lead to investigations by the FDA, or worse, cause harm to a patient. To show what it’s like to work in ... Read more
Thu, Oct 6 2016 to Fri, Oct 7 2016

Register now to attend the National Career Pathways Network Annual Conference !

The National Career Pathways Network (NCPN) is a membership organization for educators, employers and others involved in the advancement of Career Pathways, career technical education (CTE), and related education reform initiatives. The NCPN Advisory Board ensures that NCPN meets the requirements of the stakeholder groups, and to represent stakeholder interests. NCPN is housed at the Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD).

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Fri, Sep 30 2016 to Tue, May 30 2017

Webinars for the rest of the year are listed below. Some of the dates are still being confirmed, but we will update this list with more information as the year goes on. Most webinars are at 1:00pm ET.

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Fri, Sep 30 2016
Genome Engineering with CRISPR/Cas9 webinar

Tune in on September 30th at 1PM Eastern Time to Bio-Link's seminar on Genome Engineering with CRISPR/Cas9.

Together CRISPR and Cas provide bacteria with an adaptive immune system that allows them to identify and defend against new viral invaders. While characterizing the basic biology of this system, researchers discovered that the Cas9 protein could be harnessed to engineer genomic DNA. In this session, we will discuss the basic biology of the CRISPR / Cas system and discuss how researchers are using this system ... Read more

Thu, Sep 8 2016 to Wed, Oct 12 2016

Applications for Mentor Connect are now available! This program will assist you in preparing a competitive grant proposal for the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program. A grant can help you develop or strengthen your STEM technician education program to meet industry needs.

The application process has changed so please read all instructions at Get a Mentor . Applications are available ... Read more