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Emerging Technologies

A challenge in a dynamic area like biotechnology is identifying new technologies and deciding which to included in courses and how best to teach them.  

Bio-Link students are starting to work with new technologies like algal culture, stem cells, CRISPR / Cas9, bioprinting, and 3D printing.  We're interested in identifying new techniques on the horizon and figuring out the best ways to teach students about these new areas.  

For the third year in a row, we will be offering a bioinformatics course for instructors.  Sign up for our mailing list to learn more about future courses.

Community Events: 

Tue, Jan 8 2019 to Thu, May 9 2019

If you are a community college or lower-division instructor interested in learning how to bring data-driven lessons to your classroom then the Ecological Society of America (ESA) has a great opportunity for you!

Apply now for the Spring 2019 ESA/QUBES Data Explorers Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN)! Participants in this FMN will focus on how to effectively teach students data analysis and data visualization skills using Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology (TIEE) modules in undergraduate ... Read more

Related Blogs: 

What did I learn at the meeting? The first panel had representatives from all over Texas talking about what is happening in their areas. From El Paso to Houston to the Central Texas Area to Dallas, strategic partnerships area, and Cancer Prevention and Research Institute (CPRIT) funding is ... Read more

Algae is becoming an important organism in biotechnology for the producing multiple products and cleaning up wastewater.  Learn about companies that focus on algae and education initiatives to help students learn how to work with micro-algae species. Read more

The Coalition of State Bioscience Institutes (CSBI) released the 2018 Life Sciences Workforce Trends Report June 5, 2018 at the BIO International Convention held in Boston, Massachusetts June 4-7. The report provides a national snapshot of the current and anticipated talent needs of the nation’s ... Read more

Related Posters: 


Todd M. Smith [1,2], Sandra Porter [1,2], Linnea Fletcher [2,3]

1. Digital World Biology (DWB), 2. Bio-Link, 3. Austin Community College (ACC)

Students graduating from college in the 21st century need to be skilled in using a computer. Through several experiences including Austin ... Read more

Related Presentations: 

Presenter:  Sandra Porter, PhD, Digital World Biology LLC, Bio-Link, AC2 Bio-Link

This session described a three-part strategy for identifying which kinds of knowledge and skills that you might need to learn and how you might going about learning these.   We discussed online tools like ...

Presenter:  Sandra Porter, PhD, Digital World Biology LLC