Event: Community College Day at BIO 2011

Presenter: Bill Tacon , Workforce and Education, BioOhio , Ohio The Ohio Bioworkforce Training Partnership, through funding and support from the U.S. Department of Labor, helps unemployed, underemployed, temporary and part time workers gain the skills for family-sustaining employment. Guided by BioOhio (Ohio's bioscience industry organization), six community college partners in Northeast, Northwest, Central and Southwest Ohio have worked closely with area bioscience employers to create targeted training that meets the needs of their emerging workforce. The Ohio Bioworkforce Training Partnership has also created an information-rich site for exploring Ohio Bioscience careers: These ... Read more
Presenter: Lisa Seidman, Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI Regenerative medicine is one of the rapidly growing areas in biotechnology. Madison Area Technical College has initiated a certificate program to educate students in the use of stem cells for research, clinical, and drug development applications. Students obtain extensive hands-on training in handling and characterizing stem cells. They learn about the science and ethics of stem cell use. The program also emphasizes the business and regulatory considerations relating to these cells to prepare students for employment in stem cell-based companies. Lisa Seidman, Ph.D. has been an instructor ... Read more
Presenter: Russ H. Read , National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce Russ H. Read will provide an overview of The Manufacturing Institute's agreement with the National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce and its implications for the biotechnology workforce. The National Association of Manufacturer's Manufacturing Institute and the National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce have teamed up to study the application of NAM industry endorsed credentials in the biotechnology workforce space. For more information on the NCBW- see Russ H. Read has worked in the bioscience industry for over thirty five years. Formerly he was an ... Read more
Presenter : Dr. V. Celeste Carter, Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation. The National Science Foundation is the biggest supporter of STEM education at community colleges. Carter discussed funding opportunities and the role of the NSF in funding STEM projects at 2 yr colleges. Read more
Presenter: John Ludlow, PhD , Senior Director Process Research & Assay Development, Tengion, Winston-Salem, North Carolina Dr. Ludlow has been with Tengion since 2005. After spending 10 years conducting tumor suppressor research at the University of Rochester (NY), Dr. Ludlow went on to become Director of the Cell Therapy Program for Incara Pharmaceuticals, Senior Director of the Cell Therapy Program for Vesta Therapeutics, and is currently Senior Director of Process Research and Assay Development at Tengion. He has developed and managed research and pre-clinical programs for cell and tissue engineered products, initiated clinical trial sites, and has worked ... Read more

Event: 2011 Bio-Link Summer Fellows Forum

Presenters : Jim DeKloe, Ingrid Miller, Michele Gilbert This presentation provided an overview of protein purification. Read more
Presenter: Mary Jane Kurtz Description : This presentation provided an overview of teaching biomanufacturing to high school level students and how it can be an effect career track for non-academic students. Read more
Presented by : Pat Seawell, Tadashi Fukami & Daria Hekmat-Scafe Materials : 1. Stanford-Bio44YSyllabus2011.pdf This is the syllabus of the introductory biology lab course that was introduced to the workshop participants. At the workshop, the presenters discussed how this course may be modified to be implemented at high schools and community colleges. 2 & 3. Week 6 Protocol.pdf and Week 6.5 Protocol.pdf These are lab protocols that were used in the course. Workshop participants tried these exercises with real Mimulus flowers we brought from the Stanford ... Read more
Presented by Linnea Fletcher , Bio-Link Co-PI Read more
Presented by Lisa Seidman and Jeanette Mowery , Bio-Link Co-PIs Seidman and Mowery discuss: 1. Bio-Link Curriculum Clearinghouse - what it does, how to contribute, and how to use it. 2. Courses in a Box - a tool for instructors Read more
Presented by Sandra Porter , Bio-Link co-PI Bio link On-Line June 2011 View more presentations from bio-link Read more
Presented by Elaine Johnson , Bio-Link PI Johnson discusses Bio-Link's mission, the role of the National Center, connection to other initiatives, and outcomes. Read more
Using an ion-exchange chromatography lab from Ellyn Daugherty's ( ) Biotechnology: Science for The New Millennium, 2012 curriculum, participants learned how to separate amylase from lysozyme using column chromatography. Applications of column chromatography in research and manufacturing are also presented. San Mateo Biotechnology Career Pathway Read more
Presented by: Edie Kaeuper, Carin Zimmerman, Golnar Afshar, Samantha Croft, & Bill Woodruff Stem Cells in High School Workshop Read more
Presented by Sandra Porter , Andrea Porter-Smith, and Patricia Delich. Participants in this workshop will learn how to share information about their programs and events on the Bio-Link web site. Read more
This workshop is presented by Sandra Porter and Andrea Porter-Smith. Particpants will learn about the process of analyzing gene expression data and work with microarray data obtained from the NCBI's GEO database. These data were generated from a microarray experiment with Arabidopsis thaliana plants that were experiencing drought under controlled conditions. To view the tutorial and slide presentation, please go to Digital World Biology . Read more

Event: 2011 AAAS Community College Forum on Biotechnology Education

Karen Hicks talks about her companies experience with hiring biotechnology graduates from community colleges and describes the traits and skills that her company looks for in employees. Read more
Dr. Bill Tacon discusses the biotechnology industry in Ohio , the need for biotechnicians and partnerships between industry and the state community colleges. Ohio Bioworkforce Training Partnership Read more
In California, stem cells are a new type of gold. The growing importance of stem cells in medical and biotechnological research means that there are growing numbers of jobs for students who are trained in this area. Learn about the industry, the opportunities, and the Stem Cell Certification program from Dr. Paul Raju, City College of San Francisco. Read more
Dr. Jay Labov, from the National Academy of Sciences and National Research Council, talks about how undergraduate biology education must change to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Read more