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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 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: 

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

Joseph Oleniczak has been awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching
Program Grant through the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural
Affairs and the Institute of International Education. This grant is competitively selected
for award by the ... Read more

Looking for a handy guide to CRISPR technology? A biotech company in Silicon Valley (Redwood City) has a nice eBook. The company is named Synthego 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