Bio-Link news, March 14 2012

Dear Bio-Link community,

We have an amazing number of items to share with you this week.  The list is below and I'll go through them one at a time:

UPCOMING EVENTS

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14th Annual Bio-Link Summer Fellows Forum

The event information is posted for the 14th Annual Bio-Link Summer Fellows Forum.  If you wish to apply for a fellowship, please do so soon.  Registration information is also available.  

You can find the registration forms and event information here:  14th Annual Bio-Link Summer Fellows Forum

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Sharing your ideas for the Bio-Link Summer Fellows Forum

We're looking at ways to give the Bio-Link community more input in planning topics and suggesting presentations for the Bio-Link Summer Fellows Forum.  Some great ideas have been contributed already.  If you have suggestions or ideas for this summer's forum, please share them.  

You can find the discussion and a place to comment here:  Share your suggestions for the Bio-Link Summer Fellows Forum

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Bio-Link Video Contest

We've been experimenting with the idea of a video contest where former and current students can show their artistic side and contribute to the community at the same time.  If your students enjoy making videos, there's still time.  The video contest deadline has been extended until April 12th.  This is a great chance for students or former students to win $$ and recognition.

You can find information about the video contest here:  Bio-Link Video contest

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Our new Photo Gallery!

We have a treasure trove of photos from past events from 2008 to 2011.  You might be in one!  
Each set of photos is grouped with other photos from the same event. To see all the photos from an event, click the heading of the photo set.

To see the new gallery go here:  Photo Gallery

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Bio-Link 2011/2012 National Biotechnology / Bioscience Survey

We're appreciate your help in filling out the 2011/2012 National Biotechnology / Bioscience Survey.  If your program has not completed the survey, please do so soon.  We will be emailing and calling everyone, so please complete it now and have you can say it's done when we call.

Find information about the survey and a link to complete it:  Survey Time

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Job Postings in the Bio-Link LinkedIn Group

Please let your students know that we are posting job listings in the Bio-Link LinkedIn group.  The jobs that we're emphasizing are jobs for technicians with AAS, AS, and BS degrees in biotechnology, biomanufacturing, or a related field.  

To learn more, see:  Job postings in the LinkedIn Group.

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Sprucing up your program page - adding employer information to your Bio-Link program page

This is a good time of year to visit your program page and update your program information.  We've been working on a series of articles to help you get your program page all updated and looking nice.  Your program page is your presence on the Bio-Link site.  Not only does this information help all of us better understand biotechnology across the nation, it makes you look good.  

Our articles so far have covered:  

To view an article, just click the title above.  Contact us if you would like help with any of these steps.

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9th Community College Day at BIO

It's time now to register for Community College Day at BIO 2012.  This event will be held on Monday, June 18th, in Boston, right before the 2012 BIO conference.  

The program and a link to register are available here:  9th Community College Program Day at BIO2012

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Hi-Tec

The Hi Tec conference is July 23- 26th at the Denver Marriot Tech Center, Denver, Colorado.  Bio-Link members are presenting a preconference workshop on July 23rd from 1-4pm, and additional sessions in the main conference.

See the Hi-TEC conference event page for more details and registration information.

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BioMan

BioMan 2012 will be happening July 23-26th at Alamance Community College in Graham, North Carolina.  

See a preliminary schedule here:  Preliminary Schedule for BIOMAN 2012  
 

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