Event: 2011 AAAS Community College Forum on Biotechnology Education

Dr. Collins Jones talks about the biotechnology education program at Montgomery College in Germantown, MD. Read more
Dr. Laurence Clement and Jeanette Wright, a City College of San Francisco student, talk about the Bridge to Biotechnology. Read more
Dr. Robert Hatherill describes his experiences bringing students to work in national labs through the FaST program, presents data that demonstrate the impact of undergraduate research on student learning and discusses other Department of Energy programs that provide internship opportunities for both students and faculty. Read more
Dr. Carol Brewer talks about Vision and Change in undergraduate biology education. Read more
Dr.'s Lisa Seidman and Jeanette Mowery discuss about the importance of making sure students are well-versed in the basics. After all, no one wants to hire a biotechnician who doesn't understand how to use a pH meter. Read more
What is nanotechnology? How are nanotechnology and biotechnology alike? Deb Newberry, Director of the Nano-Link program at Dakota County Technical College, MN, talks about the exciting area where nanotechnology and biotechnology converge. Read more
Dr. Daisy Zhang talks about having her students do GMO testing, PCR, plant genomic DNA isolation, doing plant tissue culture, and engineering plants with Agrobacterium at Del Mar College. Read more
Eilene Lyons discusses how St. Louis Community College worked with the government, local industry and research centers, such as the Danfrorth Plant Science Center, to build a strong and vital program in biotechnology education and a contract research lab in BRDG park. Not only do STLCC students provide a resource for the start up companies in the research park, they work on exciting projects like biofuels, genotyping, and qPCR to quantify gene expression in human astrocytes. Read more
Dr. Jim Hewlett talks about teaching research and biomanufacturing skills by having students work on research problems from local industry Read more
Dr. Sengyong Lee compares biomanufacturing and medical device manufacturing and talks about the programs for educating students in these areas at Ivy Tech Community College. Read more
Dr. Elaine Johnson describes Bio-Link and it's mission to ensure that all community college students have access to a high quality education and the appropriate training in biotechnology and bioscience. Read more
Dr. Phil Gibson from Gwinnette Technical College, talks about Bioscience in Georgia and the partnership between Gwinnett Community College, Athens Community College, and the Georgia Bioscience Technology Institute. You can follow @GaBioscience on Twitter. Read more
Craig Caldwell talks about two innovative education programs at Salt Lake City Community College: InnovaBio and the Distributed Gene Discovery Project. InnovaBio is a non-profit CRO (contract research organization) that gives students industry experience by having them work on industry projects. The Distributed Gene Discovery Project involves teachers throughout Utah whose students are cloning and sequencing genes from halophilic archea in the Great Salt Lake. Read more
Dr. Sandra Porter describes the philosophy and ideas that have informed the bioinformatics course at Austin Community College. Read more

Event: 2010 Bio-Link Summer Fellows Forum

This session was presented by Elaine Johnson, John Carrese, Laurence Clement, Bill Grohe and Edie Kaeuper. Read more
This sharing session was led by Luanne Wolfgram, Biotechnology Program Director, Johnson County Community College in Kansas. Read more
This presentation was made by Edgar Troudt from Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, NY. Read more
This session was presented by Shelley O'Grady from Austin Community College. Read more
This session was presented by Linnea Fletcher, Program Officer at the National Science Foundation. Read more
This panel was moderated by Sonia Wallman. Panelists were Jim DeKloe, Lara Dowland, Denielle Thompson and Bill Woodruff. Read more