Presenters: Dr. Linnea Fletcher, Director AC2 Bio-Link Regional Center; Dr. Tamara C Mandell, Associate Director, Education and Training University of Florida CERHB; Russ H Read, CPP(LERN) Executive Director, National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce The Community College Consortium for Bioscience Credentials (c3bc) has identified the need for credentialing both at the state level and in industry. This presentation explores: Learning Outcomes Specifics relating to the administration of the Biotechnician Assistant Credentialing Exam Discuss secondary-to-post secondary program content and skills in the context of the exam and the c3bc core competencies Learn strategies for developing laddered credentialing ... Read more
Presenter: Dr. Linnea Fletcher, PhD, Director, AC2 Bio-Link Regional Center Austin Community College's next Generation Incubator is a cutting edge program with talent, lab space and equipment. Take a look at what their partnership with business is achieving today! Read more
Moderator : Kristen Wolslegel, (Executive Director, Bay Area Bioscience Education Community) There are a wide variety of options for partnering with your local K-12 schools. This session covered 4 innovative new strategies that take articulation agreements and dual enrollment to new levels. These efforts can increase enrollment in community college biotech programs, and will help create strong career pathways for students from an early age. Four models for outreach were presented, however many more are being used throughout the community. 1. Dual enrollment model - early stage Jennifer Lazare, Associate Professor at Austin Community College, Austin TX. High School Outreach ... Read more
Presenters : Linnea Fletcher (AC2 Bio-Link, Austin Community College) and Sheela Vemu (Waubonsee Community College) Biology education research (BER), where biology faculty investigate teaching and learning within their own discipline, is considered a vital tool for transforming undergraduate biology education and enhancing student success. However, even though approximately half of biology majors complete coursework at community colleges (CCs), including disproportionate numbers of under-served students, only 3% of recent BER papers included a CC author or CC study context. This raises concerns that existing BER may have failed to characterize the educational experiences of half of the relevant undergraduate population and ... Read more
Presenters : Sandra Porter, PhD, Digital World Biology, Bio-Link National Center, Austin Community College, Shoreline Community College and Todd Smith, PhD, Digital World Biology The wide application of DNA sequencing has made it possible to identify numerous missense mutations. Unfortunately, the act of translating the potential impact of these mutations to practical advice requires either an in-depth understanding of biochemistry and molecular interactions or access to a knowledgebase containing this kind of information. If we can teach students how to predict the effects of mutations, we could have students participate in annotating molecular structures and build that knowledgebase for clinicians, ... Read more
Presenters : Lisa Seidman, (Bio-Link Leadership Team, Madison College), Jennifer Lazare, (Anderson High School, Austin Community College, AC2 Bio-Link), Bridgette Kirkpatrick (Collin College) Employers, instructors of technical subjects, and mathematics educators who participated in a three-day conference on January 12-15, 2018, focused on how mathematics education might better reflect the concepts and skills that are needed for success in the workplace. Making math instruction relevant can change math from a barrier that keeps students out of STEM to a pathway for success. Read more
Dr. V. Celeste Carter takes a step by step journey through the Grant Review process at the National Science Foundation so that the audience can see what NSF reviewers are really looking for in an application.
Presenters : Linda Rehfuss, Jeanette Mowery, Lisa Seidman, Elaine Johnson, Linnea Fletcher In 2016, the Community College Consortium for Bioscience Credentials, funded by a Department of Labor grant, published a set of core technical skills and competencies that are held in common across the bioscience industry subsectors of Bioscience Laboratory Skills, Biomanufacturing, and Medical Devices. Consortium partners recognized the need to focus skill standards efforts on fundamentals that all entry-level bioscience technician would need in order to succeed, regardless of industry subsector, geographic location or individual job description. This webinar will discuss how these new skill standards can be valuable ... Read more
Bio-Link Webinar: Third Party Certification & Entry-Level Certificates in Biotechnology was presented 3pm ET on Friday, May 12, 2017. A recording of the webinar is available on YouTube, and slides for the event are also available
Speakers from several areas will share their experiences and discuss student outcomes:
Tamara Mandell, Lori Wojciechowski, from Biotility(link is external) will describe how the exam is administered and the historical outcomes.
Jeff Bush, Vero Beach High School, Florida, and Fiona McAlister, PhD., Southern Oklahoma Technology Center, OK, will talk about their experiences.
Neil Glynn, PhD, and Joe Wuerffel, ... Read more
Panelists discussed: How to start a CSO using existing infrastructure; Using a CSO experience to prepare students for the biotech workforce, Where to find funding, The path from CSO to incubator, Opportunities for partnering with companies that can market some of the products produced in a CSO, and lastly, Achieving sustainability Moderator : Sulatha Dwarakanath, Speakers : Tyler Drake, Ph.D Director Bioscience Incubator Austin Community College Mary Nelson, Ph.D Director of InnovaBio & STUDENTfacturED Salt Lake Community College Elizabeth Boedeker BioBench CRO Coordinator Deborah R. Davis, PhD Acting Biotechnology Coordinator Co-PI, AC2 Bio-Link Regional Center Bluegrass Community and Technical College ... 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
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.
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
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
1. What social media tools does Bio-Link use? Bio-Link uses a List Serve, Facebook, LInkedIn, RSS, and Twitter to reach out and communicate with our community. Reach out to industry, students, and alumni, post and share jobs, poll & get feedback from biotech community post updates, share pictures, info People can subscribe to our blogs and site via RSS Post links to news items Send email More info in the Bio-Link Guide to Social Media 2. Shared note taking with Twitter: JGI Sequencer meeting https://storify.com/phylogenomics/jgi-user-meeting-day-1-2 ISB Symposium on microbiome: https://storify.com/brianduggan/isbsymp-favorite-quotes-and-highlights 3. Tweet chat examples: Science education journal club: #SciTeachJC 4. ... Read more
Moderator: Lisa Seidman, Madison Area Technical College, WI
Teaching for the Always-Evolving Biotechnology Workplace from bio-link
Speakers: Vivian Ngan-Winward (SLCC), Ryan Gilmore (BioNetwork Analytical Training Lab, NC), Jeanette Mowery (MATC), Linnea Fletcher (ACC)
Two year biotechnology departments have developed various innovative programs such as student-led contract research and contract manufacturing organizations, research projects, business incubators, and more. At first glance, these programs seem discordant. But, perhaps they provide similar benefits to students preparing for a complex and changing workplace. This session will explore several innovative instructional models, asking ... Read more
Presenter : Sandra Porter
Part I. Get Cn3D going
A. Download 1NAJ.cn3
Move structures without turning
Make structures bigger / smaller
Change rendering style
Change coloring style
Show and hide parts of a structure
Make color key
B. Become familiar with Cytochrome Oxidase C
Look at chains - how many?
try different coloring styles - what do you see?
Look at active site
rendering style tubes, coloring ... Read more
Presenter : Linnea Fletcher
An increasing number of venues have appeared where community college instructors can begin to publish the findings from their grant projects and other types of educational research.
Dr. Fletcher will discuss why publications are important to your funding agency and the community as a whole and work with the attendees to discuss ideas for publications and the publication process.
Community College & Publishing from bio-link
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To prepare for this workshop, you may wish to consult the following open access venues where you might publish:
CBE Life Sciences Education
PLoS Biology Education Series
Presenters : Elaine Johnson , Bio-Link Director, and Bio-Link Co-PIs: Bart Gledhill , Linnea Fletcher , Sandra Porter and Lisa Seidman
The group will discuss Bio-Link's mission, review the past year, and present plans for the upcoming year.
Director sff 12 from bio-link
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Surfing the wave 2012 from bio-link
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Presenters : Edie Kaeuper, Carin Zimmerman, Golnar Afshar, George Cachianes, Bill Woodruff & Samantha Croft Farmer
The presenters will discuss their work using stem cell technology in their courses.
Slides from all the presentations are combined into the single presentation shown below.
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 ... Read more
Yolanda George, Deputy and Program Director, Education and Human Resources, American Association for the Advancement of Science and Linnea Fletcher, Program Officer, National Science Foundation presented the recommendations of the Vision and Change Process. These files contain the introduction from Linnea Fletcher and talk by Yolanda George.
Presented by Sandra Porter , Andrea Porter-Smith, and Patricia Delich. Participants in this workshop will learn how to share information about their programs and events on the Bio-Link web site. Read more
This workshop is presented by Sandra Porter and Andrea Porter-Smith. Particpants will learn about the process of analyzing gene expression data and work with microarray data obtained from the NCBI's GEO database.
These data were generated from a microarray experiment with Arabidopsis thaliana plants that were experiencing drought under controlled conditions.
To view the tutorial and slide presentation, please go to Digital World Biology .
These slides are from the 2012 Bio-Link CXO Summit. All the slides have been combined into one presentation to simplify viewing.
A report has been prepared from the summit, you can read about the contents and download the report here: Bio-Link Summit Report 2012 .