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

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