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Event: Bio-Link webinars

This second Bio-Link webinar focuses on Bio-Link's popular website: Biotech-Careers.org(link is external) Description : The biotech industry has been growing faster than other areas of the US economy. Biotech positions offer good salaries and benefits, interesting work, and opportunities for advancement. Nevertheless, many biotechnology education programs struggle with student recruitment. Two contributing factors are the lack of knowledge among high school teachers and students concerning jobs in biotechnology and the misconception that all STEM careers require an advanced degree. This webinar will showcase Bio-Link’s interactive career website that addresses misconceptions and informs students about the many ... Read more
Did you miss Bio-Link's webinar on April 1st, 2016? You can still catch the recorded the presentation. Webinar Slides Link: http://www.matecnetworks.org/webinars/pdf/Biolink_%20April_1_webinar.pdf Read more

Event: 2013 Bio-Link Summer Fellows Forum

The Department of Labor is funding twelve Bio-Link programs to work together on identifying core competencies for biotechnicians. Presented by : Dr. Jeanette Mowery, Madison College, and Dr. Linnea Fletcher, Austin Community College WHAT ARE THESE STANDARDS? - Jeanette Mowery There have been many efforts over the years to determine what biotechnology technicians must know to be successful in their jobs. These have been published in regional and national skill standards documents that can be accessed through the Bio-Link Clearinghouse. The current effort focuses on the identification of skills ... Read more
Panel Discussion for Programs & Courses in Stem Cell Technologies Workshop Read more
How can you engage members of your industry advisory board as partners in your students' success? Dr. Josephine Pino describes a strategy that has worked well for Portland Community College. Download the presentation This article from the Portland Tribune describes the positive results: Bioscience industry builds a course's DNA Read more
Opening session and Welcome from Dr. Elaine Johnson, Bio-Link Executive Director. Open session Summer Fellows Forum 2013 from bio-link Dr. Kristin Charles led a session to gather feedback on trends in biotechnology and needs of the community. Download the Word file & notes Read more
As your students leave you and your program and find employment in the biotechnology industry, they will suddenly find themselves in a tightly regulated environment. The nature of biotech products requires this regulation by the FDA. Unless one is familiar with this environment, it can be challenging adapt and thrive in it as a worker and an contributor to the company's success. Thus, preparation for this regulated environment is important to student success in the transition from education to the workplace. I put together the following presentation for a Bio-Link SFF 2013 workshop to show what are key ... Read more

Event: 10th Annual Community College Program Day

Presenter: Duncan McBride, PhD, National Science Foundation Dr. McBride spoke about the NSF's interest in funding biotechnology projects and regional centers and the elements of a good proposal. Read more
Faces of Success: Terence Ho ccp13 from bio-link Terence Ho, Genetech, Inc., talks about his career choices and his work running a flow cytometry lab. Read more
Panel introduction s. wallman ccp13 from bio-link Presenter: Sonia Wallman, PhD Dr. Wallman introduced the panel. Read more
Bridging the skills gap l. ciufo ccp13 from bio-link Lennie Cuifo, Director of Job Training, Los Angeles Valley College, discusses strategy for biomanufacturing education and presents the Baxter model for regional biotechnology job training. Read more
Bio network a. mcclanahan ccp13 from bio-link Ana McClanahan from the North Carolina State Biomanufacturing Capstone Center discusses mobile training strategies throughout the state. Read more
National center for therapeutics manufacturing m.pishko ccp13 from bio-link M. Pishko from Texas A&M University describes the programs at the National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing including a STEM summer camp. Read more
Bioreactor education & training w.marner ccp13 from bio-link Dr. Wesley D. Marner from Applicon Biotechnology presents ideas for bioreactor education and training. Read more
Biomanufac. ed & the texas skill standards board l.fletcher ccp13 from bio-link Dr. Linnea Fletcher, Bio-Link co-PI, describes development of biomanufacturing skill standards throughout the state of Texas. Read more
Annac, st. john,miller,ostertaag combined pp ccp13 ccp13 from bio-link A series of 4 talks from partners in industry: Ayla Annac, CEO InvivoSciences, Inc. presents their work with 3D-engineered tissue and stem cell therapeutics. Dr. St John from Cook Pharmica, talks about their Contract Development Manufacturing Organization that is partnered with IvyTech Community College. Kenneth E Miller from Oklahoma State Center for Health Sciences speaks about partnership with Tulsa CC Biotechnology program funded through NSF, NCRR, and NIH. Dr. Ostertaag from Transposagen talks about their work with transgenic animals and partnership program LIFE-CELL between Industry and community colleges. Read more
Tony roberts ccp13 from bio-link Tony Roberts, Cook Pharmica, LLC, Bloomington, IN, talks about his career choices and current work in purification development. Read more
Elizabeth neuman ccp 13 from bio-link Elizabeth A. Neuman, QualTek Molecular Laboratories, Newtown, Pennsylvania, talks about her education and work as a laboratory technician. Read more
Jeanne wendtland ccp13 from bio-link Jeanne Wendtland, University of Wisconsin Madison Biotech Center, talks about her education path and current job as a DNA technician. Read more

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