Past Events

Sat, Jun 24 2017 to Sun, Jun 25 2017

Biotility at the University of Florida is offering an opportunity for secondary and postsecondary instructors to learn and apply bioinformatics and molecular modeling techniques that can be implemented in the classroom. Bioinformatics is the acquisition, storage, analysis, modeling, and distribution of information defined in DNA and protein sequence data. As such, it serves as the perfect vehicle for connecting complex topics in the biosciences, such as DNA analysis and cloning, protein structure, expression, and function, as well as mutations, disease, and drug discovery.

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Mon, Jun 19 2017 to Sat, Jul 1 2017

The Industrial Biotechnology Teacher Experience is a two week, 80-hour program developed for teachers who are, or will be, teaching courses within Florida’s Biotechnology Program (#8736000), Project Lead the Way’s Biomedical Program, or for any teacher wanting to integrate the biotechnology concepts and techniques into their curricula. The combination of academic and performance standards within the framework of the state of Florida’s Industrial Biotechnology courses presents a challenge to teacher certification. A teacher must hold both a valid Florida-issued educator certificate in ... Read more

Mon, Jun 19 2017 to Fri, Jun 23 2017

The faculty and staff of Madison College and City College of San Francisco are pleased to announce this exciting summer professional development opportunity designed for high-school and two-year college science and technical education instructors. This year MC and CCSF have partnered to bring comprehensive curriculum in both human and mouse stem cell systems. The course will be taught three times, at two different locations in an effort to make it ... Read more

Mon, Jun 12 2017 to Fri, Jun 16 2017

Purpose: The purpose of this short course is to introduce teachers to the online curriculum and provide teachers with hands-on biotechnology experience.

Designed to give science and technology high school teachers in the state of Texas an opportunity to obtain certification for teaching advanced biotechnology as a course for science credit. The online curriculum will provide teachers with an overview of the biotechnology field and an introduction to the latest information and discoveries in biotechnology. Learn about the tools, foundational science, and applications ... 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 19 th 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 in ... 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.

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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.


By the end of the program, participants will:

Become familiar with NSF programs

Learn strategies for developing a robust proposal

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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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