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.

 
By Linnea Fletcher -- Thu, Sep 10 2020 -- Cannabis in Washington State. Photo by Todd M. Smith Ph.D. Digital World Biology  The Agricultural Genomics... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By Sandra Porter -- Wed, Aug 19 2020 -- Please note:  This article was written by Valencia College.  The photos and text in this article are used with permission from Valencia College, Florida.   From the moment Naia Kasik walks... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By Sandra Porter -- Tue, Aug 18 2020 -- I first met Rob in Berkeley at one of the Bio-Link Summer Fellows Forums.  Over the years, Rob has impressed me with his incredible focus on student achievement. So, it came as no surprise to learn that Rob has been awarded the Presidential Award in Excellence in Science Mathematics and... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By Heather Bock -- Tue, Aug 18 2020 -- During the Spring semester of 2020 colleges and universities were forced to transition to remote teaching due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The unexpected transition left many faculty members searching for resources on how to deliver biotechnology courses in a distance learning format. In response,... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By Sandra Porter -- Sun, Aug 16 2020 -- All photos were obtained and used with permission from the Laney College Biomanufacturing Program. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown presented biotech education programs with a new and almost insurmountable challenge.   How do education programs... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By Sandra Porter -- Sun, Aug 16 2020 -- On July 17th, U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia and U.S. Representative Virginia Foxx visited the National Center for Biotechnology Workforce at Forsyth Technical Community College.  College leaders provided a tour of the Biotechnology Lab and hosted a roundtable conversation where they... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By Sandra Porter -- Fri, Jul 31 2020 -- Never had an ATE grant from NSF?  The Mentor Connect program is ready to help! Apply now to join Cohort 9 and write a proposal in the Oct 2020 - Oct 2021 year. ... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By Sandra Porter -- Wed, Jul 29 2020 -- Since many community members will be writing ATE proposals this summer, we're going to assemble links to proposal writing tips and tools on this page.   1.  Advanced Technological Education Program solicitation -... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By EA Stewart -- Mon, Jul 27 2020 -- The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students will be virtual this year, November 9th -13th.  ABRCMS is allowing abstract submission on current research, and also past or virtual... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By EA Stewart -- Mon, Jul 27 2020 -- Spring 2021 may seem far away, especially now when things are so unpredictable.  But still, it is good to look beyond what is happening now and be optimistic that great opportunities will be available.  One great opportunity for community college students is the Department of Energy Community... Read the full Bio-Link blog
 
By jhatherill -- Thu, Jun 20 2019 -- Achieving Widespread Improvement in Undergraduate Education   Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
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By jhatherill -- Thu, Jun 20 2019 -- Danial Nasr Azadani is excited to attend the 2019 WCUR at Carl von Ossietzky Universität, Oldenburg, GERMANY https://vikingnews.delmar.edu/dmc-... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By Sandra Porter -- Thu, May 9 2019 -- Abbe Kesterson of Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) just completed two semesters of the Entrepreneurs Bootcamp at the University Of Kentucky Von Allmen Center Of Entrepreneurship. In the first semester, Bootcamp 1.0, teams conceived of, developed and pitched ideas. Teams met with... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog

By Elizabeth Stewart -- Tue, May 7 2019 -- Alice McConnell came to Austin Community College Bioscience Incubator to find a way to help her children and others suffering from a very rare neurometabolic disorder with no cure, succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase deficiency (SSADH). SSADH is an autosomal recessive trait and is characterized... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog

By jhatherill -- Sat, Apr 27 2019 -- Del Mar College students presented research posters with regional university students from Texas A&M University at the Annual Student Research Day held on April 11, 2019. Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By jhatherill -- Sat, Apr 27 2019 -- Dr. Capecchi is best known for his pioneering work on the development of gene targeting in mouse embryo-derived stem (ES) cells. This technology allows scientists to create mice with mutations in any desired gene. The power of this technology is that the investigator chooses both which gene to... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By Linnea Fletcher -- Tue, Apr 16 2019 -- I just got a notification from Labroots concerning a listing of all webinars they are hosting. It is impressive and a great way to learn about new techniques and emerging technologies. I also get notifications from Thermofisher Scientific, and similar companies. Today I... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
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By Sandra Porter -- Mon, Feb 25 2019 -- Both the Austin Community College Biotech program and the Bioscience Incubator were featured in a news report from KXAN on the city's growing... Read the full AC2 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