January 13 – 14, 2012
Attendance by Invitation ONLY
into Your Curricula:
Hard Skills get the interview,
Soft Skills get the Job
DAY 1: Friday January 13, 2012
9:00 a.m. ―9:15 a.m. Welcome/Opening Remarks―Paulette Hopkins/Sandy Slivka
9:15 a.m. ―9:45 a.m. Joe Panetta, CEO BIOCOM―Industry Trends in the New Economy
9:45 a.m. ―10:15 a.m. Celeste Carter, ATE/ NSF―Meeting Education/Training Needs for the New Economy
10:15 a.m.―10:30 a.m. Morning Break
Working with Industry Externship/Internship
(Moderator: Jeffrey O’Neal)
10:30 a.m.―11:00 a.m. TBD, Labcorp – SCBC/Miramar MLT: Academic/Industry Partnership from the Industry Perspective
11:00 a.m.―11:30 a.m. Karen Overklift, BIOCOM―Creating Sustainable internships: LSSI & EDGE as Case Studies
11:30 a.m.―12:00 p.m. Andreas Walz, Ophidion―Hosting Professional Masters Interns – Lessons Learned
12:00 p.m.―1:30 p.m. Lunch Break – Sonia Wallman – Biomanufacturing Course in a Box Workshop
Hard Skills Resources
(Moderator: Jim DeKloe, Solano College)
1:30 p.m. ―1:45 p.m. Sharon Price, SCBC Miramar College―MATSI Website Navigation Demonstrations
1:45 p.m. ―2:00 p.m. Sandy Porter, Bio-Link, Seattle – Resources/Website Navigation Demonstration
2:00 p.m. ―2:15 p.m. Lisa Seidman, Madison―Laboratory Math Resources
2:15 p.m. ―2:30 p.m. Marty Ikkanda, Pierce College―WGBH Boston/Amgen Bruce Wallace
2:30 p.m. ―3:00 p.m. Panel Discussion―Topics: Creating a Virtual Resource Sharing Community, Portability of Wet Labs, Adapting Content, Content Being Retired, New Content Under Development
3:00 p.m.―3:15 p.m. Afternoon Break
Emerging Technologies Presentations/Demonstrations
(Moderator: Mike Fino, Mira Costa College)
3:15 p.m. ―3:30 p.m. Andrea Jackson, Director of Program Development―Wireless Life Sciences Alliance
3:30 p.m. ―3:45 p.m. Darrel Drinan, CEO, PhiloMetron―Smart Band-Aid
3:45 p.m. ―4:00 p.m. TBD Traversa Therapeutics (Nanotech delivery siRNAs) or Life Technologies (Q-dot nano particles for medical imaging)
4:00 p.m.―4:15 p.m. TBD, Sapphire Energy or San Diego Center for Algae Biotechnology
4:15 p.m.―4:30 p.m. Q&A
4:30 p.m.―7:00 p.m. Networking Reception
DAY 2: Saturday, January 14, 2012
Starting and Navigating a Career
(Morning Moderator: Becca Bowers-Gentry)
9:00 a.m.―9:30 a.m. Julie DeMeules, VP HR, Santarus―Hard Skills get the Interview, Soft Skills get the Job
9:30 a.m.―10:00 a.m. Quynh Nguygen, On Assignment Lab Support – Role of Temp Agencies in Joining the Workforce
10:00 a.m. ―10:15 a.m. Morning Break
10:30 a.m.―11:00 a.m. Pamela Eversole-Cire, Pasadena City College, Integrating Soft skills into Lectures – an Interactive Presentation
11:00 a.m.―11:30 a.m. Rebecca Bowers-Gentry, SD Miramar College - Integrating Soft Skills into Labs – an Interactive Presentation
11:30 a.m. ―1:10 p.m. Break-Out Discussion Groups & Lunch Break
Starting and Navigating a Career
(Afternoon moderator - Octavio Espinosa)
1:10 p.m.―1:40 p.m. Gloria Rodriguez-Banuelos, San Diego City College―Coaching Students in Creating a Professional Development Strategy
1:40 p.m.―2:10 p.m. Sandy Slivka, SCBC―Writing Competitive Resumes/Internship Statements of Interest
2:10 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. Afternoon Break
2:25 p.m.―3:25 p.m. Octavio Espinosa―Beyond Basics: The “University of Industry”
3:25 p.m.―5:00 p.m. Elaine Johnson―Bio-Link Greetings
Bio-Link Website―Linnea Fletcher, Sandy Porter
Presenter: Dr. V. Celeste Carter, DUE, NSF, Washington D.C.
Dr. Carter discussed how the National Science Foundation helps fund education and training needs through the Advanced Technology Education program (ATE).
Presenter: Dr. Sonia Wallman, NBC2, Portsmouth, NH
Dr. Sonia Wallman discussed putting Biomanufacturing into your curriculum.
Presenter: Dr. Gloria Rodriguez-Banuelos, San Diego City College, San Diego, CA
Dr. Gloria Rodriguez-Banuelos discussed coaching students in creating a professional development stratagy.
Presenter: Lennie Ciufo, Los Angeles Valley College, Los Angeles, CA
Lennie Ciufo discussed integrating workforce development into your curricula.
Presenter: Andreas Walz, Ophidion, Pasadena, CA
Andreas Walz discussed working with interns at the Masters level and the lesson that were learned.
Presenter: Joe Panetta, BIOCOM, San Diego, CA
Mr. Panetta discussed industry trends in the new economy.
Presenter: Dr. Sandra Slivka, Southern Califronia Biotechnology Center, San Diego, CA
Dr. Sandra Slivka discussed Integrating soft skills into labs.
Presenter: Dr. Pamela Eversole-Cire, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA
Dr. Pamela Eversole-Cire discussed Integrating soft skills into lectures.
Presenter: Karen Overklift, BIOCOM, San DIego, CA
Karen Overklift discussed creating sustainable internships using LSSI and EDGE programs as case studies.
Presenter: Lisa Seidman, Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI
Dr. Seidman discussed the importance of learning mathematics in context for students entering technical fields like biotechnology.
Lisa Seidman, Ph.D. has been an instructor in the Biotechnology Laboratory Technician Program at Madison Area Technical College (MATC) since 1987. She is a Co-PI of Bio-Link, a national consortium of biotechnology educational programs that is headed by the City College of San Francisco. She is the co-author of three textbooks for biotechnology students: Basic Laboratory Methods for Biotechnology: Textbook and Laboratory Reference, Basic Laboratory Calculations for Biotechnology, and Laboratory Manual for Biotechnology and Laboratory Science: The Basics. She has recently been instrumental in developing a stem cell technologies certificate program at MATC.
Presenter: Adriana Vela, NanoTecNexus, San Diego, CA
Adriana Vela discussed nanotechnology opportunities and challenges.
Presenter: Jeffery O'Neal, California Community Colleges, Sacramento, CA
Jeffery O'Neal discussed the soft skills needed in a biotech career.
Presenter: Julie Demeules, Santarus, San Diego, CA
Julie Demeules discussed what soft skills employers are looking for.
Presenter: Dr. Martin Ikkanda, Pierce College, Woodland Hill, CA
Dr. Martin Ikkanda discussed video resources found through the Amgen-Bruce Wallace Program.
Presenter: Andrea Jackson, Wireless Life Sciences Alliance, San Diego, CA
Andrea Jackson discussed the Wireless Life Sciences Alliance.
Presenter: Quynh Nguyen, Lab Support, San Diego, CA
Quynh Nguyen discussed the benefits of working with temp agencies.
Presenter: Levar Watkins, Job Works, San Diego, CA
Levar Watkins discussed the benefits of working with your local Workforce Development Organization.