14th Annual Bio-Link Summer Fellows Forum

Monday, June 4, 2012 - 1:00pm - Friday, June 8, 2012 - 12:00pm
Clark Kerr Campus (CKC)
UC Berkeley
2601 Warring Street

Each year Bio-Link Fellows from across the nation travel to the Clark Kerr Campus (CKC) in Berkeley, CA to learn about the latest practices in biotechnology education.

At the Bio-Link National Summer Fellows Forum, participants will learn new skills and techniques, examine and test exemplary curriculum models and course material, engage in dialogue about ethical, legal, and social issues in biotechnology and learn how to disseminate this information within their own regions. Fellows are expected to implement new strategies into their own programs, to lead regional staff development activities, and provide prompt response to follow-up surveys.

Community input:  If you have ideas about sessions you would like to attend or present at the Summer Fellows Forum, please visit this blog post and post your ideas in the comments section.

Fifteen Conference Fellowships are available to attend the 14th annual weeklong intensive Summer Fellows Forum. The Bio-Link National Center will select individuals geographically to receive the Fellowship from the following categories: a community or technical college biotechnology instructor, a community or technical college math or science instructor, and a high school teacher. First consideration will be given to applicants who have not yet attended a Bio-Link Summer Fellows Forum or received the fellowship. However, consideration will be given to past Fellows who can demonstrate how this conference will provide necessary and unique value to their students, region and themselves.


The Bio-Link Fellowship includes single occupancy accommodations in a Clark Kerr Campus (CKC) shared dormitory style suite (or "Commuter" if local) all CKC meals, as well as access to all workshops, materials, the Industry Tour and the Closing Dinner Banquet.  Due to rising accommodation and meal costs any lodging charges associated with "no shows", late arrivals, early departures or unattended meals will become the responsibility of the Fellow and billed to the Fellow at the conclusion of the Forum. It is the Fellows' responsibility to fund all travel costs (including parking and shuttle fees) to and from the Forum.

All Fellowships have been awarded at this time.


The Synergy-Bridge to Biotechnology (B2B) Fellowship is offered to current or new participants in Bio-Link's B2B Learning Community who have received an invitation from Bio-Link.  Synergy-B2B Fellowship Recipients will be expected to attend the B2B Pre-Conference which will begin on Monday, June 4 at 10:00am and ends at noon on Friday, June 8.  This Fellowship Registration not only includes lodging for the night of Sunday, June 3 at the Clark Kerr Campus (CKC) and breakfast and lunch on Monday, June 4, but also lodging, all CKC meals, workshops and materials for the entire Fellows Forum (June 4-June 8).

For more information about the Pre-Conference or the B2B Learning Community, please contact Laurence Clement at lclement@ccsf.edu

The SYNERGY-B2B Registration Deadline was Friday, May 11, 2012.

Contact person: 
Lisa Huffman


Individuals interested in attending the Forum and can provide their own funding (no Fellowship) for the Conference Registration Fee and all travel costs, must register online with the National Bio-Link Center by using the on-line registration link. The Bio-Link OPEN REGISTRATION includes single occupancy accommodations in a Clark Kerr Campus (CKC) shared dormitory style suite (or "Commuter" if local) and all CKC meals, as well as access to all workshops, materials, the Industry Tour and the Closing Dinner Banquet.

The OPEN REGISTRATION Deadline was Friday, May 11, 2012. 


$700.00 Single Occupancy Registration Fee (includes CKC shared suite lodging and all CKC meals, workshops and materials)

$400.00 Commuter Registration Fee (NO lodging - includes all CKC meals, workshops and materials)

$56.00 Parking Permit Fee (for the week)

Please direct all Fellowship Application and/or Registration questions to Forum Coordinator, Lisa Huffman at lhuffman@biolink.ucsf.edu or at 415-487-2471.


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