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Florida Biotech Day

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
Presenters: Dr. Linnea Fletcher, Director AC2 Bio-Link Regional Center; Dr. Tamara C Mandell, Associate Director, Education and Training University of Florida CERHB; Russ H Read, CPP(LERN) Executive Director, National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce The Community College Consortium for Bioscience Credentials (c3bc) has identified the need for credentialing both at the state level and in industry. This presentation explores: Learning Outcomes — Specifics relating to the administration of the Biotechnician Assistant Credentialing Exam — Discuss secondary-to-post secondary program content and skills in the context of the exam and the c3bc core competencies — Learn strategies for developing laddered credentialing — ... Read more
Evolution of the Florida College System 4 year Degree
Presenter: Heather Belmont, Indian River State College Indian River State College (IRSC) is one of 28 community and state colleges in Florida. It has a comprehensive offering of over 130 programs leading to Technical Certificates, Applied Technology Diplomas, Associate and, since 2008, twenty 4-year Bachelor's Programs. It has both IRSC Sponsored Research and Industry Sponsored Research. Read more
Bluegrass CTC CSO
Presenter: Abbe Kesterson, Bluegrass Community and Technical College Bluegrass Community and Technical College has a brand new (2018) incubator space with capacity for 12 students per semester. It takes its place as part of the CSO-Incubator Network, cincNet.org and is aptly named B-Cell , Bioscience Collaborative Educational Learning Laboratory. Read more
ACC CSO presentation 2018
Presenter: Dr. Linnea Fletcher, PhD, Director, AC2 Bio-Link Regional Center Austin Community College's next Generation Incubator is a cutting edge program with talent, lab space and equipment. Take a look at what their partnership with business is achieving today! Read more

ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators

This session described a three-part strategy for identifying which kinds of knowledge and skills that you might need to learn and how you might going about learning these. We discussed online tools like Biotech-Careers.org , Bio-Link related resources such as Making the Call - an interactive movie that can help with learning about biomanufacturing, and the NSF Grant database to identify business activities and companies in your area. Knowing more about the business areas of your local companies and research institutions will help you provide better advice to your students and provide focus when looking for professional development. We also ... Read more

2018 Bio-Link Summer Fellows Forum

Soil Microbiome Project at CCC: On Campus Internship, Authentic Service to Community Customer, Recruiting STEM Students Workshop Presenter: Katie Krolikowski In response to analysis of labor needs for the high concentration of R&D firms in the region, the biotechnology program at Contra Costa College in San Pablo, CA has been increasing its focus on making its training attractive to STEM students intending to transfer to 4-year institutions, while continuing to serve certificate- and associates degree populations. Learn how we have contextualized our ’standard’ training curriculum to a research project that surveys the changes in the microbiome in the soil of ... Read more
Presenters: Mary Slowinski and Abbe Kesterson AC2 Regional Bio-Link is building Communities of Practice for bioscience education, and at last year's Summer Fellows Forum the team recognized an increasing community interest in CSOs & incubators. The CoP leadership team decided to focus on CSO network building and the result is cincNet.org, a website built with two overarching recommendations in mind: to form a Bioscience CSO/incubator network and to develop a comprehensive CSO/incubator toolkit. The intentions of the website are: Facilitate a distributed leadership, expertise (classic CoP) Collaboration network grant Development of nodes Contributors are welcome, please visit the website and ... Read more

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