As described in on the event page , the Biosciences Industry Fellowship Program, hosted by Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem North Carolina, was an action packed three weeks. The first week included visits and workshops in partnering schools. During the second week we participated in a week long green fluorescent protein biomanufactuing workshop that covered the gamut from 30 liter fermentation, to isolation, to purification, to filling vials in sterile conditions. In the last week we visited and toured area biotechnology companies and closed with presentations by the participants.
Photos from the workshop are below. ... Read more
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
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
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