Broadening participation in biotech in the Ag Sciences


Description: The project is designed to increase the participation of individuals from Hispanic communities in plant/agricultural biotechnology. To do so, the project team will develop stackable credentials that prepare students to enter the region’s plant/agricultural biotechnology workforce and can lead to a new associates degree in plant/agriculture biotechnology. This degree program will be designed in collaboration with local industry partners and stakeholders in K- 14 education. Local high school teachers will also receive training in biotechnology skills aligned with the new curriculum, thus creating a pathway from high school into plant/agricultural biotechnology. The project is based at Allan Hancock College, a Hispanic-Serving Institution located in the Central Coast of CA.

Speakers:  Erin Krier  (Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA) and Ying-Tsu Loh PhD (BABEC, San Francisco, CA)