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Presenter: Deborah Overath Description: Case studies are an effective active learning technique for the bioscience classroom; however, it can be a little overwhelming to use a case study or adapt it for your own classroom for the first time. This session is designed to help participants gain experience and confidence in using and adapting case studies. The first half of the session will be devoted to participants doing a case study written by the presenter for the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science peer-reviewed case collection on the connections between Mendelian and molecular genetics using the discovery of ... Read more

2017 Bio-Link Summer Fellows Forum

Presenters: Elaine Johnson, Bio-Link Director and the Bio-Link Leadership Team: Linnea Fletcher, Sandra Porter, Lisa Seidman, Jeanette Mowery & Bart Gledhill Read more
Presenters: Jeanette Mowery and Lisa Seidman ​Agenda •Introduction; reproducibility in science, a contemporary hot topic •The causes of irreproducibility that everyone talks about •The causes of irreproducibility that we talk about – but they don’t •Bio-Linker’s contributions to the discussion •A call to action – what comes next? Read more
Presenter: James Guenther 6/7/2017 This session is intended to give an overview of the process used by many entrepreneurs, and pioneered by Steve Blank. Each section of the "business model canvas" will be discussed and related back to new business startups or how a biotechnology program is a really a small business startup. Participants are encouraged to come with business or product ideas that can be explored in the session. Presented 6/7/2017 Read more
Presenters: Bridgette Kirkpatrick, Deborah Davis, Rob Hatherill, Sandra Porter and Linnea Fletcher Read more
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
Presenter: Vivian Ngan-Winward, PhD, CMQOE The in vitro diagnostics sector should be very familiar to the Bio-Link community with products such as test kits and analyzer instrumentation. Changing regulations now impacting this sector mean companies will need to adapt their quality systems and increase internal competencies. The salient regulatory changes will be presented and those where biotech educators may be able to work with companies to address will be highlighted. In addition, industry-critical career tracks alternative to the traditional research and manufacturing paths and how biotech educators can prepare students for these will be presented. Presented 6/6/2017 Read more
Christopher E. Mason, Ph.D. invited presentation. Read more

Bio-Link webinars

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

CSO Summit 2.0: Community Colleges as Drivers for Regional Economic Development

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

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