Past Events

Fri, May 1 2020
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Mentor-Connect has extended its deadlines for both its Second-Chance Mentoring Application and its Moving-Up Mentoring Application to May 1, 2020. Please read our blog for more information and apply now! Read more

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Fri, Apr 24 2020

Going Virtual while Sheltering-in-place: Developing Tools & Strategies (Zoom Meeting)

With the onset of the current pandemic, when the shelter-in-place order was first put into effect, it took a long moment to take it all in. Our campuses were closing, our interns were being told they could no longer work in the lab. Rather than canceling everything and ending the semester abruptly, we were being encouraged to continue however possible, somehow developing engaging and comparable online versions of all our coursework and program-related activities.

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Fri, Apr 17 2020

This informal webinar will address two main topics:

What are biotech companies doing to combat COVID-19? How can we have students explore biotech career opportunities in these crazy times?

This session will address an online website and database that students can use to explore biotech careers. The main tool we will use is Biotech-Careers.org , a career site and biotech company database developed by Digital World Biology , with funding from the National Science ... Read more

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Fri, Apr 10 2020
Coomassie stained gel

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Antibodies are one of the most common products made by biotech companies. They can be used to block viral infections and treat many forms of cancer. But first, we need to grow the cells that make them (biomanufacturing - upstream processing) and then, we need to purify them (downstream processing).

In this week's Friday webinar, Dr. Margaret Bryans will tell us about an on-line module from Montgomery County ... Read more

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Fri, Apr 3 2020
Street art - It will be okay

Dr.'s Linnea Fletcher and Sandra Porter will host a sharing session for biotech faculty. The topics will be: How do we keep our biotech programs alive when our labs are shutdown? How are we doing teaching online? What are we learning?

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Thu, Apr 2 2020

In this webinar, Dr. Melissa L. Salazar, CEO of ESCALA Educational Services , will familiarize faculty and administrators with the concept of culturally responsive instruction as applied to the specific context of Hispanic Serving ... Read more

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Fri, Mar 27 2020
Virtual Cell Counting lab

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Dr. Bruce Van Dyke, Quincy College, MA, will talk about the on-line system he and Yakov Cherner developed for introducing students to concepts in upstream single-use biomanufacturing. Funding for this project was provided by the National Science Foundation's ATE program, through ATE project grant DUE 1902673, and from a U.S. Department of Labor TAACCT grant.

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Thu, Mar 12 2020

Walking the NSF Budgeting Walk: NSF ATE Proposal Budget and Budget Justification

The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program grant proposal writing process can seem daunting to those new to the ATE program. Each year, Mentor-Connect offers a detailed cost-free technical assistance webinar highlighting all aspects of the budget and budget justification for those building competitive grant proposals for ATE.

The purpose of this webinar is to help those who have not been funded by NSF to develop fundable proposals ... Read more

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Sat, Feb 29 2020 to Tue, Mar 3 2020

ABRF 2020 Empowering Team Science , represents the collaborative energy of technology, scientific research and core leadership, and is THE annual conference for core administrators and operations managers. Our partner vendors, representing an array of technology and applications, will host exhibit booths as well as the popular technology showcases and networking events. These activities provide in-depth education and networking opportunities not always available at other meetings.

The Core Admin Sessions for 2020 will have a strong ... Read more

Wed, Feb 26 2020

Research into microbial diversity and microbiomes has transformed the way we understand the environment, agriculture, and human health. Now, DNA Subway makes it easier to explore this unseen diversity in the classroom using the latest research tools in a simple interface.

The newest release of DNA Subway Purple Line is a streamlined, classroom-friendly version of the popular QIIME2 microbiome bioinformatics software. Purple Line supports large datasets (your own or provided examples) and guides educators and students ... Read more

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