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Expanding the Impact: Opening address to the Bio-Link Summer Fellows Forum 2011 Conference

Expanding the Impact: Opening address to the Bio-Link Summer Fellows Forum 2011 Conference

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  • 1. Bio-Link Summer Fellows 2011 Expanding the Impact Elaine Johnson, Bart Gledhill, Dan Weiler www.bio-link.org
  • 2.
    • Mission:
    • increase the number and diversity of well-trained technicians in the workforce
    • meet the growing needs of industry for appropriately trained technicians
    • institutionalize community college educational practices that make high-quality education and training in the concepts, tools, skills, processes, regulatory structure, and ethics of biotechnology available to all students.
  • 3.
    • Goals:
    • The new National Center of Excellence will:
    • strengthen and expand biotechnology education programs across the nation
    • enable biotechnology faculty, students, and technicians to work more efficiently
    • support a smoother transition of students to the technical workforce in the biosciences and related industries
  • 4.
    • Activities:
    • The new National Bio-Link Center of Excellence:
    • delivers direct services including consulting, professional development, maintenance and replication of an equipment depot, instructional clearinghouse, and faculty internships
    • shares information and promotes collaboration with web-based community through the use of Web 2.0 tools, conference presentations, and Synergy collaboratory
    • expands and improves information for students and life-sciences companies with national survey information, career matrix, and video career scenarios
  • 5. Biotech Careers
  • 6. Biomanufacturing
  • 7. A Collaboration of ATE Centers for Achieving Scale Research, Practice and Transformation Through Synergy
  • 8. AAAS Vision and Change
    • Strong interest & involvement in undergraduate biology education
    • Commitment to hands-on skills
    • Dedication to preparing workforce
    • Belief in access for all students
    • Engagement of partners
    • Interdisciplinary focus
  • 9.
    • Next Generation Bio-Link
    • Direct Services
      • Professional Development
      • Leader-Links
      • Project & Center Advice
      • Clearinghouse
      • Equipment Distribution
      • Courses in a Box
      • Online Courses
      • Career Information
      • Faculty Internships
      • Dissemination of Best Practices
      • Longitudinal Survey
      • Networking
  • 10. Our volunteers are great!! Always willing to lend a helping hand!
  • 11.
    • SRI Report on Career Site:
    • See complete report at www.bio-link.org
    • Connections with other sites such as AAAS www.ScienceCareers.org
    • Recommendations from OceanCareers.com
      • Dream without restraint in setting goals
      • Review other biotech sites
      • List data/content as it relates to goals
      • Website innovations including social networking
      • Define contributing databases
      • Modify website goals if needed
  • 12.
    • Next Generation Bio-Link
    • Conferences 2011
      • Bio-Link Summer Fellows Forum, June 6 -9, Berkeley, CA
      • Broadening the Impact PI Conference, June
      • 15 – 17, Washington, DC
      • Synergy Conference, June 22-25, Providence, RI
      • BIO International Convention Community College Day, June 26, Washington, DC
      • Hi-TEC, July 25 - 28, San Francisco, CA
      • League for Innovation, STEMtech,
        • October 2 – 5, Indianapolis, IN
      • ATE-PI, October 26 -28, Washington, DC
  • 13.
    • Next Generation Bio-Link
    • What is our impact?
    • What is the evidence?