ATE Project Talks: Biotech education opportunities and Biotech & Engineering


Fri, Apr 8 2022
Bio Blend student Johnston Community College

Welcome to the InnovATE BIO 2022 series of virtual ATE project talks. This series features leaders in biotechnology workforce education from across the US sharing their work on exciting projects funded by the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program. The ATE program supports the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy.

In the talks this week, we will hear about a project to create biotech education opportunities at a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a program in North Carolina where ... Read more

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Talk 1: BUENO: Biotechnology Unified Education Network of Opportunities Project Description : This project based at Texas Southmost College, a Hispanic-Serving Institution, is establishing the foundation for the first biotechnology education program in the Rio Grande Valley. The project includes developing curriculum and educational materials, professional development, and program development. Speaker : R. Deborah Overath, Texas Southmost College, Brownsville, TX Learn more about the BUENO: Biotechnology Unified Education Network of Opportunities Project ATE project Read more


Description : Bio Blend responded to biopharmaceutical manufacturing needs for a multiskilled workforce particularly for those entering process and maintenance technician positions.The project includes redeveloping four courses to merge components of both Applied Engineering (AE) and Bioprocess Technology (BT) Associates degrees for an initial smaller cohort of students. All cohort students received internship opportunities and industry-standard DeltaV training/certification in a simulated biopharmaceutical manufacturing environment as well as the potential to earn a BioWork certificate. Speakers : Melissa Robbins and Julie Griffin, Johnston Community College, Clayton, NC Learn more about the Integrating Biotechnology and Applied Engineering ATE project. Read more