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Past Events

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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Sat, Feb 18 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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Mon, Jan 23 2017 to Fri, May 12 2017

Come have a BLAST in our bioinformatics course for instructors!  

The biotechnology program at Austin Community College is planning to offer a special section of our bioinformatics course for instructors. This section of the course will be specifically designed for people who are interested in learning how to teach this class.

This course is designed an introduction to using bioinformatics for students who have taken at least one class in biology and chemistry.  We cover databases, molecular structures, molecular sequence analysis, and genetic variation ... Read more

Fri, Nov 11 2016
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Session Type: Presentation


Dr. Sandra Porter will discuss the benefits of participating in Bio-Link, a national community of industry partners and biotech educators at two-year colleges and high schools.


The biotechnology industry has grown

Thu, Nov 3 2016 to Sat, Nov 5 2016

Are you attending the NABT conference?  Bio-Link and the AC2 Bio-Link Regional Center will be sharing a booth and a giving a presentation.  

Come stop by our booth and say hello!

Attend the Bio-Link talk:  Friday, Nov. 4th,  2-3:15 pm in Plaza Court 4

How to Give Your Students the Best of Everything in Biotechnology 
Plaza Court 4 • Biotechnology •Symposium (75 min) •

Biotechnology is exciting, but challenging to teach on your own. Bio-Link is a 20-year old  network of colleges and high schools that share information, curriculum, ... Read more

Fri, Oct 28 2016

Save the date for the National Institutes of Health Community College Day!  Spend a day visiting the NIH campus and learning about careers and training opportunities in the biomedical and health care fields.  The day will consist of career panel discussions, science seminars, a keynote address from the Director, Sharon Milgram, the popular networking luncheon event, faculty breakout sessions and of course the NIH Community College Summer Enrichment program will be highlighted.  This year there are additional panel discussions AND the NIH Postdoctoral Fellow/Community College Faculty meet ... Read more

Fri, Oct 21 2016

Bio-Link goes to the movies! A Bio-Link webinar

Get your popcorn and turn on your computers on October 21st at 1PM Eastern Time for a Bio-Link webinar on a new and exciting interactive movie designed for teaching concepts in quality systems.

Learning how to navigate within a biopharmaceutical quality system isn’t something that can be taught easily in a classroom. The stakes are high -- one error can cost a company millions of dollars, lead to investigations by ... Read more
Thu, Oct 6 2016 to Fri, Oct 7 2016

Register now to attend the National Career Pathways Network Annual Conference!  

The National Career Pathways Network (NCPN) is a membership organization for educators, employers and others involved in the advancement of Career Pathways, career technical education (CTE), and related education reform initiatives. The NCPN Advisory Board ensures that NCPN meets the requirements of the stakeholder groups, and to represent stakeholder interests. NCPN is housed at the Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD).

Representatives from ... Read more