Presenter: Ellyn Daugherty Learn how to use hard and soft (laboratory) skills and authentic assessment to prepare students to enter adult bioscience workplace experiences. Since 1995, The San Mateo Biotechnology Career Pathway (SMBCP) has placed over 1000 students in paid and unpaid internships at one of their 25 local biotechnology partner facilities. SMBCP courses prepare students of all academic levels to enter industry and academic biotech lab facilities and function as productive individuals and team members. Part of the success of the SMBCP program is that students are evaluated in methods similar to those in industry. This session will share ... Read more
Bio-Link Webinar: Third Party Certification & Entry-Level Certificates in Biotechnology was presented 3pm ET on Friday, May 12, 2017. A recording of the webinar is available on YouTube, and slides for the event are also available Speakers from several areas will share their experiences and discuss student outcomes: Tamara Mandell, Lori Wojciechowski, from Biotility(link is external) will describe how the exam is administered and the historical outcomes. Jeff Bush, Vero Beach High School, Florida, and Fiona McAlister, PhD., Southern Oklahoma Technology Center, OK, will talk about their experiences. Neil Glynn, PhD, and Joe Wuerffel, PhD, from Syngenta, a plant biotech ... Read more
Presenters : Linda Rehfuss, Jeanette Mowery, Lisa Seidman, Elaine Johnson, Linnea Fletcher In 2016, the Community College Consortium for Bioscience Credentials, funded by a Department of Labor grant, published a set of core technical skills and competencies that are held in common across the bioscience industry subsectors of Bioscience Laboratory Skills, Biomanufacturing, and Medical Devices. Consortium partners recognized the need to focus skill standards efforts on fundamentals that all entry-level bioscience technician would need in order to succeed, regardless of industry subsector, geographic location or individual job description. This webinar will discuss how these new skill standards can be valuable ... Read more
Tom Tubon leads a discussion of CSO strengths, programs and partnership strategies. Panelists: Sandra Porter (Bio-Link), Bryony Ruegg (Bio-Rad), and Abbe Kesterson (Bluegrass Community and Technical College), and James Guenther (Delgado Community College) Read more
The National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education program is a powerful economic driver for biotechnology programs at community colleges. This presentation by V. Celeste Carter provides background and context on the program to add to colleges' grant writing efforts. Read more
Dr. V. Celeste Carter takes a step by step journey through the Grant Review process at the National Science Foundation so that the audience can see what NSF reviewers are really looking for in an application.