Recent Blogs from the Bio-Link Community

Blogs from the Bio-Link and AC2 sites are listed below. To view Biotech-Careers blogs, please visit the Biotech-Careers blogs page.

 
Student poster presentation
By Karen Leung -- Thu, Jan 10 2019 -- Last December (12/21/2018) City College of San Francisco held its 22nd annual Biosymposium, on the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) campus.  Over 180 individuals participated. 33 CCSF students presented posters and 40+ volunteers from academia, industry and government attended to... Read the full Bio-Link blog
Kyle Montgomery with his poster
By Ruth Wrightsman -- Thu, Jan 10 2019 -- Two students from Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC) in Kalispell, MT, Skye Hatfield and Kyle Montgomery, presented their research projects at the Fall 2018 CCURI (Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative) Research Colloquium in Glendale, AZ.  The FVCC students’ projects focused... Read the full Bio-Link blog
Swabbing phones' microbiomes
By Todd Smith -- Fri, Jan 4 2019 -- At this year's ABRF (Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities) annual meeting (March 23-26, 2019) Bio-Link is hosting session entitled "Community colleges: the new frontier for advanced biotechnology education and laboratory services." The goal of this session is to introduce ABRF members to Bio-Link and introduce Bio-Link members to ABRF because both groups have so many common goals that include biotech education, contract services, and technology interests.  Read the full Bio-Link blog
By EA Stewart -- Thu, Jan 3 2019 -- Math--how to teach it, how to use it, who needs it, and how to keep it from being a barrier between students and jobs.  These are all topics of discussion at the Needed Math, a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Funded Conference.  This conference, held from January 12-... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By Daiyuan Zhang -- Tue, Dec 4 2018 -- The 2018 Texas ASM Fall meeting was hosted by the Texas A&M University and co-hosted by Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, November 8-10th. Both faculty and students gave oral presentations, on topics that ranged across microbiology, as well as molecular and cellular biology. The conference... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By Daiyuan Zhang -- Tue, Dec 4 2018 -- The 2018 Texas ASM Fall meeting was hosted by the Texas A&M University and co-hosted by Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, November 8-10th. Both faculty and students gave oral presentations, on topics that ranged across microbiology, as well as molecular and cellular biology. The conference... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By Amrita Madabushi -- Tue, Dec 4 2018 -- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) held the 10th Community College (CC) Day on November 19, 2018. This provided community college students and faculty in Maryland and Virginia an excellent opportunity to visit the NIH campus and learn about careers and... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By EA Stewart -- Sat, Dec 1 2018 -- How cool is this?  Des Moines Area Community College Biotechnology program graduate Lyndsay Baker's experiment will be sent to the International Space Station for research. Lyndsay hopes that the algae... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By EA Stewart -- Wed, Nov 14 2018 -- Have you noticed how data analysis has become such a big part of our world?  Gathering data has been an integral part of science for a very long time but the ways we use data have exploded in complexity and power.  Bringing that complexity to classroom discussions is both necessary and... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By Anonymous -- Thu, Nov 1 2018 -- Last week I attended my first NSF ATE PI meeting. As a contributing member of Digital World Biology's ATE project entitled "A Bridge to Bio-Link's Future," I participated in the... Read the full Bio-Link blog
 
By Linnea Fletcher -- Fri, Feb 15 2019 -- 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 the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By Linnea Fletcher -- Tue, Jan 29 2019 --  Erin Dolan sent me this notification and I thought this may be of interest to the community!  The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is piloting regional meetings to promote professional development and networking among life science educators who don’t have the time or funds to... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By Linnea Fletcher -- Tue, Jan 29 2019 -- Co-written with Sandra Porter, PhD How do human resource professionals determine if a job candidate has the skills they need to perform well in a certain job?   ... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By Sandra Porter -- Mon, Jan 14 2019 -- 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 the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By Daisy Zhang -- Thu, Dec 6 2018 -- The 2018 Texas ASM Fall meeting was hosted by the Texas A&M University and co-hosted by Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, November 8-10th. Both faculty and students gave oral presentations, on topics that ranged across microbiology, as well as molecular and cellular biology. The conference... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By Sandra Porter -- Wed, Jun 20 2018 -- 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 the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By jhatherill -- Mon, Apr 30 2018 -- We had over 500 people attend the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Science Saturday Event this past weekend!  Please consider examining the following video (it's only about 60 seconds long) to see a sampling of the exciting things that took... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By Poornima Rao -- Tue, Apr 24 2018 -- 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 the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By Bridgette Kirkpatrick -- Thu, Jan 25 2018 -- The Biology Field of Study (FOS) meeting took place on January 8 & 9, 2018 in Austin, Texas. The report will soon for open for 30 days for public comment. I will update with a link for comment when I get it. The meeting opened with the charge of the committee and election of the... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By Anonymous -- Fri, Jan 19 2018 -- Database Growth. Total DBs are in the top line. DBs per year are on the bottom.... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog