Presenter : Sonia Wallman , Executive Director of the NBC2
MiraCosta College is developing a certificate program related to biofuels that has been funded by grants from the NSF and the State of California. Working through the EDGE Initiative (Educating and Developing Workers for the Green Economy), MiraCosta will provide education and training in the growing biofuels industry to unemployed and incumbent workers within San Diego and the Imperial Valley. The Biomass Production Certificate will provide a foundation in the technologies employed by biotechnology companies engaged in the production of microalgal biomass for biofuels and other applications for ... Read more
Presenter : Peter A. Schaefer , Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY
Through an ARRA stimulus grant, a partnership was established among regional stakeholders to participate in a training program for entry-level and advanced laboratory technicians in the fields of biotechnology and biomanufacturing. Unemployed worker retraining and public school career pathway development are a major focus of sustaining this effort. Participants have hands-on experience with equipment they will use in the workplace, thus minimizing the time for on-the-job training.
Peter A. Schaefer, Ph.D ., has 20 years experience in biomedical research and is currently chair of ... Read more
Presenter : Dr. Vivian Ngan-Winward , Salt Lake City Community College, Salt Lake City, UT
STUDENTfacturED (a NSF ATE-funded project) is currently being developed at SLCC to provide a contextualized practical experience to reinforce student learning in the Biomanufacturing Program. STUDENTfacturED will be a student-run contract manufacturing organization that makes products for instructional use in our college and local high school biotechnology classes - products that are Made by Students, For Students.
After earning her Ph.D., Dr. Vivian Ngan-Winward spent 9 years in academic research prior to entering the biotech industry. Her 7+ years of industry ... Read more
Presenter : R. Kevin Pegg , Institute for Food Safety, Florida State College at Jacksonville, FL
Florida State College at Jacksonville's Institute for Food Safety fills shortfalls in food testing technicians. The Phase 1 IFS is a partnership between FSCJ and Eurofins, an international analytical company.
A. S. biotech students train in shared spaces with industry personnel, a concept that puts students in an industrial setting from the first day of class.
R. Kevin Pegg, Ph.D. is lead faculty for the Biotechnology A.S. degree program at Florida State College and heads the Institute for ... Read more
Moderators: Elaine Johnson, Bio-Link Director Jo-Anne Hongo, Scientific Manager, Genentech This interactive session, back by popular demand, features a lively panel of successful industry professionals who gained employability skills at community and technical colleges. Individuals share their pathways to rewarding careers in high-skill, high-wage positions in the biotechnology industry thanks to the access and affordability of targeted programs at community and technical colleges. Active audience participation is encouraged. Topics and Speakers : Shannon Lewis, Research Assistant, Sapphire Energy, San Diego, CA I am currently working at Sapphire Energy, a biofuels company that transforms different strains of algae into gasoline and ... Read more
Presenter: Elaine Johnson , Executive Director, Bio-Link
The Bio-Link Next Generation National Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences receives major funding from the National Science Foundation.
The Bio-Link National Center, based at City College of San Francisco, works with community and technical colleges across the nation to 1) increase the number and diversity of well-trained technicians in the workforce; 2) meet the growing needs of industry for appropriately trained technicians; and 3) institutionalize community college educational practices that make high-quality education and training in the concepts, tools, skills, processes, regulatory structure, and ... Read more
Presenter: Eilene Lyons , Program Coordinator & Acting Dean, Biotechnology Program, St. Louis Community College Florrisant Valley
Lyons describes an end-of-program assessment that includes a portfolio to document the attainment of technical skills.
The TSA (Technical Skills Attainment) measure is aligned with industry standards and is validated by a third party.
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: http://bioohioworkforce.org/
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 www.biotechworkforce.org Russ H. Read has worked in the bioscience industry for over thirty five years. Formerly he was an executive with the Burroughs ... 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.
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
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.
Presented by : Pat Seawell, Tadashi Fukami & Daria Hekmat-Scafe
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 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