Slide presentations and materials from the 2012 Bio-Link Summer Fellows Forum.
This summer, we're celebrating biotech education by Riding the Crest of the Bio-Link Wave.
Break out your Hawaiin shirts and surfin' gear for your trip to Berkeley.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The SYNERGY-B2B Registration Deadline was Friday, May 11, 2012.
On Tuesday, in the open session, we will present an overview of the Bio-Link community. We'll look back at where we've been and ahead to the horizon to glimpse where we're going.
The group will discuss Bio-Link's mission, review the past year, and present plans for the upcoming year.
Bio-Link Co-PI Linnea Fletcher will interview Celeste Carte, Director of the National Science Foundation ATE Program.
What is the National Science Foundation looking for in this year's proposals? What factors will be helpful for a successful grant application?
Presenters: Candiya Mann (Bio-Link Evaluator), WSU, and Holly Kerby (MATC)
Bio-Link Evaluator Candiya Mann will talk about the National Survey and the landscape of bioscience programs today.
Holly Kerby will give a sneak preview of her Wednesday session. You can learn more about about putting theatre techniques into science teaching here at Fusion Science Theatre
As a side note, we would like attendees to reflect on creative ways to meaure sucess for biotech programs and other ATE funded projects.
Every year we survey Summer Fellows attendees to assess the impact of joining the Bio-Link network on student outcomes. Some of these impacts are indirect. We ask about your learning experience with the idea that it correlates with benefits for your students. Sometimes the impacts are direct. For example, a connection with Bio-Link helped one community member make a connection with the National Lab at UC Berkeley. Now, he brings students there every summer to do research with faculty.
We're attaching a DRAFT version of the follow-up survey for your review. We would like you to reflect on these questions during the conference and think about what it means to you to be part of the Bio-Link community. The final survey will include some new questions but this draft version should help stimulate your thoughts so you'll be ready with answers when it's time for the survey.
If you would like to provide examples of ways that Bio-Link has impacted your students, we'd appreciate seeing them in the comment section below.
Damon Tighe, Jeannie Spagnolo & Ingrid Miller from the Bio-Rad team will help participants practice their electrophoresis skills.
Pat Chandler Seawell and Matthew Knope will present a hands-on lab on bacteria, yeast, and flowers.
For background, you want to check out this video and handouts from last year's workshop.
Two waves of Bio-Link Fellows present their programs via posters and hand-outs.
Use the "Add new comment" link to introduce yourself and post a sentence or two about your project or interests.
From Vivian Ngan-Winward, Salt Lake Community College:
I wrote an article about STUDENTfacturED, the new student-run contract manufacturing organization that was launched Spring 2012 semester at Salt Lake Community College, and have posted the electronic file here as a reference for anyone who want to use it.
This article was published in the Fall 2011 issue of QED News, the American Society for Quality Education Division Newsletter.
I have subsequently expanded this article into a chapter that was published last month (May 2012): STUDENTfacturED: A Biomanufacturing Classroom Enterprise for Innovative Student Training in Quality & Regulations, in Advancing the STEM Agenda - Quality Improvement Supports STEM, Veenstra, Padro, Furst-Bowe (eds), American Society for Quality, Quality Press, Milwaukee, WI. ISBN 978-0-87389-839-3.
If you would like a copy of this chapter, please e-mail me at: email@example.com
We'll navigate the rocky shoals of certification and publishing, surf through stem cells, and flock with other birds to discuss common topics.
Presenter: Jeanette Mowery will lead the discussion.
Certification has been a long-standing discussion topic in the biotech education world and we may be getting close to seeing it happen.
Three months ago, we polled our LinkedIn group to survey their thoughts on certification.
Twenty six people commented on both the positive and negative aspects of certificiation. You can read the comments here
What do you think about certification? Add your comments at our LinkedIn group or enter them below.
Steps toward certification:
1. Review definitions - certification vs. accredition vs. certificates
2. Identify core competencies
3. Decide on types of certifications
4. Decide on criteria
What are core competencies in biotech?
Lisa Seidman has put together a draft with some ideas - Thinking about Core Competencies in Biotech
We want input from the community.
Presenter: Linnea Fletcher
An increasing number of venues have appeared where community college instructors can begin to publish the findings from their grant projects and other types of educational research.
Dr. Fletcher will discuss why publications are important to your funding agency and the community as a whole and work with the attendees to discuss ideas for publications and the publication process.
To prepare for this workshop, you may wish to consult the following open access venues where you might publish:
Presenters: John Carrese & Laurence Clement
Earlier this spring, you shared lots of ideas when we asked for your suggestions for topics for the Summer Fellows Forum.
We think quite a few of these topics would make good Birds of a Feather (BOF) sessions.
Here they are below:
If you would like to lead one of these discussions, either volunteer below or people know at room 204 when it's time for BOFs.
If you have other topics, please sign up in the comment section below and write down the topic that you'd like to lead.
Presenters: Edie Kaeuper, Carin Zimmerman, Golnar Afshar, George Cachianes, Bill Woodruff & Samantha Croft Farmer
The presenters will discuss their work using stem cell technology in their courses.
Slides from all the presentations are combined into the single presentation shown below.
Presenter: Holly Kerby, MATC
Learn more about Fusion Science Theatre
Presenter: Ellen Daugherty
On Thursday we work in the computer lab, learn about mobile techologies, synergy, and project-based learning, and talk about math. The beach wraps up with a dinner banquet and a keynote talk by Joyce La Tulippe and Jane Ostrander.
Presenter: Sandra Porter
Get Cn3D here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Structure/CN3D/cn3dinstall.shtml and install it on your computer.
Part I. Get Cn3D going
B. Become familiar with Cytochrome Oxidase C
Part II. Talk about Bio-ITEST bioinformatics curriculum for high school students
Combines career education with bioinformatics & DNA barcoding & bioethics
Part III. Solve the mystery
Presenter: Edgar Troudt
Presenters: Farah Movahedzadeh
Read the publication:
Presenters: Lisa Seidman & Jeff Rapp
Presenters: Sandra Porter & Patricia Delich
We will have two sessions that are slightly different:
One session is more specific to the needs of Bio-Link program members and partners. The other session is more specific to Bridge adopters.
I. When do you need to log in?
• ❑ create or edit content
• ❑ Directories
• ❑ Bridge to Biotech
• ❑ Courses in a Box
II. What happens if you forget your log in name or password?
III. How does the Bio-Link web site work?
• ❑ CMS - content management system
• ❑ lots of modules
• ❑ special fields
• ❑ database queries
• ❑ Publishing - visible and invisible content
• ❑ Workspace
• ❑ Edit, or add your comments to the Bio-Link User Guide
1. Log in.
2. Working with your program page
This session is open to anyone, but will emphasize skills that are needed for Bio-Link program leaders.
This session is open to anyone, but will emphasize skills that are needed for Bridge to Biotech adopters.
For Bridge participants:
Instead of making a blog post, please post your content in the Bridge to Biotech area:
1. Go to Create Content
2. Choose Bridge to Biotech
3. On your Bridge page - enter information in the form areas.
Presenter: Sheryl Denker & Denmark Group: Mads Tvillingaard Bonde, Tobias Dam & Michael Bodekaer
Dr. Sheryl Denker, Senior Program Advisor for the BayBio Institute spoke about the project to develop the next generation of standards for K-12 science education.
Michael Bodekaer, Mads Bonde, and Tobias Aaby Dam presented Labster, http://www.labster.dk, an on-line environment for performing virtual labs.