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Thu, Jul 6 2017
AC2 July Virtual Meet Up
Thursday, July 6, 2017
5:00 pm  |  Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)  |  1 hr
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Meeting number (access code): 928
Mon, Jun 26 2017 to Fri, Jun 30 2017

The faculty and staff of Madison College and City College of San Francisco are pleased to announce this exciting summer professional development opportunity designed for high-school and two-year college science and technical education instructors.  This year MC and CCSF have partnered to bring comprehensive curriculum in both human and mouse stem cell systems.  The course will be taught three times, at two different locations in an effort to make it ... Read more

Mon, Jun 12 2017 to Thu, Jun 15 2017

Delgado Community College is hosting the Protein is Cash workshop and Introduction to Biomanufacturing.

This is a hands-on laboratory workshop for High School Science Teachers.

Presented by Dr. Bill Woodruff of The Northeast Biomanufacturing Center and Collaborative (NBC2), a National Science Foundation Advanced Technology Education regional center that has been in existence since 2005.

This 4 day hands on workshop includes: ... Read more

Mon, Jun 5 2017 to Thu, Jun 29 2017

Apply NOW for the Bioscience Industry Fellows Program - Note - the deadline to apply has been extended to May 19th.

Dates:  June 5th-June29th

Location:  Winston-Salem, NC

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Fri, May 12 2017

Third party certification & entry-level certificates in biotechnology

There is a growing interest on the part of states in ensuring that students enrolled in vocational programs are prepared for entry-level positions.  Third-party certification exams provide a mechanism where students can demonstrate proficiency and readiness to enter the workforce.  Industry-validated certificates are particularly appealing since the industry review process ensures that the exams cover skills and knowledge that align with industry needs.

This panel will discuss the ... Read more

Fri, Apr 21 2017 to Sat, Apr 22 2017

The AC2 Research Mentoring Workshop will highlight strategies to embed research into class experiences within AC2 partner institutions and to foster a national mentoring network for broader implementation of undergraduate research. The focus of this workshop will include evidence-based teaching and learning, undergraduate research as a recruiting/retention/persistence tool, the challenges, and extraordinary student outcomes of implementing research in the undergraduate classrooms of two-year campuses. A benefit of research mentoring is that it enables two-year students to successfully ... Read more

Fri, Apr 7 2017 to Sat, Apr 8 2017

In 2012, Bio-Link organized a summit in St. Louis, MO, to discuss the role of community colleges in stimulating economic development and providing students with workforce experience.  Representatives from several Bio-Link programs; InnovaBIO (Salt Lake Community College), St. Louis Community College Florrissant Valley, Pasadena City College, and the Florida State College at Jacksonville; discussed their models for providing student work experiences and their methods for supporting local industry.

This spring, we will revisit those findings and learn more about creative approaches ... Read more

Fri, Apr 7 2017

This workshop provides participants with the opportunity to: 1) Learn about grant programs of interest to community and technical colleges at the National Science Foundation, 2) Hear from current Principal Investigators on tips and strategies for planning and developing a proposal, and 3) Participate on a mock review panel using a currently funded proposal.


By the end of the program, participants will:

  • Become familiar with NSF programs

  • Learn strategies for developing a robust proposal

  • Gain an

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Fri, Feb 17 2017

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 ... Read more

Fri, Jan 27 2017
This panel will explore activities for giving students authentic work opportunities at community colleges through contract research, contract services and college-run incubators.
Panelists will discuss:
  • 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 
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