Past Events

Fri, May 13 2022
Laboratory calculations in biotechnology

Reducing variability/increasing reproducibility is essential in biotechnology, whether one’s job is producing a biopharmaceutical product, performing research, testing samples, or any other function. At Madison Area Technical College, we teach a course in basic laboratory skills to individuals who already possess at least a BS degree in a biological science; many of the participants have advanced degrees and/or industry experience. In working with these students, we have explored how variability stealthily arises in the most basic – and often thought to be simple – procedures. In this ... Read more

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Fri, May 6 2022
Photo credit: Lansing Community College

Starting, maintaining, and building a college biotechnology education program is challenging. Recruiting students, finding equipment, hiring instructors, keeping current, connecting with industry, working with administration, the challenges are many.

Fortunately, you are not alone. We can tackle our challenges together.

We are inviting college biotech program directors, faculty, and other interested parties to join us in discussing the best ways to meet our common challenges.

In this session, we will divide into breakout groups, discuss the different challenges ... Read more

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Fri, Apr 15 2022
Agriculture begins with soil
Ag Biotech students at Future Farmers of America
Photo credit: Ying-Tsu Loh

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 talk this week, we will learn about one project focused around agricultural ... Read more

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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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Wed, Apr 6 2022
Developing the Regenerative Medicine Workforce

Regenerative medicine is a growing field that poses important advances across biomedical fields. The availability of a skilled, technical workforce for regenerative medicine research, clinical translation, and scaled manufacturing is crucial to this rapidly expanding field.

This free webinar showcases various perspectives from young professionals entering the field to veteran workers continuing their professional development to leaders of industry tasked with recruitment and retention. Three panels will focus on those experiences and will explore future expectations for the ... Read more

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Fri, Apr 1 2022

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.

An interesting aspect of this week's talks is that both ATE projects seek to establish their own version of core facilities. Unlike most core facilities, which are found in ... Read more

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Sun, Mar 27 2022 to Wed, Mar 30 2022
ABRF logo

The ABRF Annual Meeting is an international program that provides timely updates on cutting-edge science and its execution in a shared resource/core facility setting. These meetings also offer informative and practical workshops as well as ample networking opportunities with academics, corporate, and technology partner colleagues.

Celebrating Science, Community, and Resiliency

Palm Springs, CA - March 27 - 30, 2022

Learn more and register

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Fri, Mar 11 2022
students in lab

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 these talks, we'll learn about promoting more inclusive workplace practices and about working with industry to develop courses in genome editing.

Each talk will ... Read more

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Wed, Mar 9 2022

The Association for Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF) will be holding a Virtual Town Hall. on Weds. March 9th, on our joint project for developing the core technology workforce. They will be discussing the grant application to establish a consortium with community colleges to develop programs to prepare students for careers in core facilities.

ABRF project Task Force members will share details on the benefits for Core facilities to participate and learn more about the interests and personnel needs of Core labs across the country. They will also discuss the opportunities ... Read more

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Fri, Mar 4 2022
CCSF Summer internship students

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 these talks, we'll learn about students' career choices in Minnesota and about developing a pathway from high school to community college.

Each talk will be 20 ... Read more

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