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ABRF Annual Meeting 2019

Presenter Dr. Todd M. Smith, Digital World Biology, provided and overview of the session. Read more
Dr. Linnea Fletcher shared information about biotechnology education in community colleges and Austin's biotech incubator. Read more
Presenter: Ms. Abbe Kesterson explained Contract Service Organizations, work on building a CSO community and projects at Blue Grass Community and Technical College. Read more
Presenter: Dr. Tyler Drake discussed progress made by the colleges biotech incubator. Read more
Presenter Dr. Thomas Tubon, shared information about the consortium for advanced manufacturing of cell and tissue based products. Read more

Florida Biotech Day

Biomanufacturing Four year Degrees
Presenter: Dr. Elaine Johnson, Bio-Link National Center California now has two programs that offer Bachelor's degrees in Biomanufacturing. In Northern California the degree is offered by Solano Community College and in Southern California the degree is offered by MiraCosta Community College. Read more
MiraCosta Biomanufacturing Bachelors
Presenter: Barbara Juncosa, PhD, MiraCosta College In September 2014 Governor Brown signed SB850 that provided the authority for 15 community colleges to pilot baccalaureate degree programs. MiraCosta College was one of those colleges and now has enrolled students into its Biomanufacturing Bachelor's degree. Take a look at what they have already accomplished and what lessons they have learned. Read more
Palm Beach State College Program Summary
Presenter: Alexandra Gorgevska, PhD, Palm Beach State College Palm Beach State College has 2 degree programs in Biotechnology and two college credit certificates as well! Two degree programs in Biotechnology – Associate in Science (AS) degree – Dual Associate in Arts (AA)/(AS) degree option • Designed for pre-med and other students planning to transfer to a four-year university Two College Credit Certificates in Biotechnology – 19-credit CCC • Students with a life science bachelor's degree – 30-credit CCC • Students looking to stand out from the competition and add just a few Biotech courses to their AA degree plan. • ... Read more
Presenter: Matt Thomas, PhD, State College of Florida - Manatee Sarasota (SCF) The Biotechnology program at SCF is a terrific example of what can be done when academia and industry working together to accomplish joint goals. Details of the program include: 2 year AS degree (61 credit hours) In-line 19 credit hour certificate 5 technique classes Internship capstone Created in 2011 to meet local need – petition from local employers direct to SCF Investment in program also improved general science education at SCF Increased efficiencies at SCF Read more
Presenter: Russ Read, Forsyth Technical Community College Skill Standards answer two critical questions: What do workers need to know and be able to do to succeed in today's workplace? How do we know when workers are performing well? The Community College Consortium for Bioscience Credentials has developed a set of standards to help answer these questions. Read more

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