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: firstname.lastname@example.org