Presenter: Barbara Juncosa, PhD, MiraCosta College In September 2014 Governor Brown signed SB850 that provided the authority for 15 community colleges to pilot baccalaureate degree programs. MiraCosta College was one of those colleges and now has enrolled students into its Biomanufacturing Bachelor's degree. Take a look at what they have already accomplished and what lessons they have learned. Read more
Dr. Sonia Wallman from NBC2 moderated this panel of innovative leaders from biotechnology and biomanufacturing programs.
Innovative and New Programs in Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing from bio-link
This year's panel featured programs noteworthy in their approach to biotechnology/biomanufacturing education and training and the workforce.
Panelists included leaders of the:
Lone Star Biotechnology Institute at Lone Star College, Working with the local biomedical and biofuels industry in Houston, TX;
Biomass Production Training Certificate at Mira Costa College part of the EDGE (Educating and Developing Workers for the Green Economy) initiative for ... Read more
Presenter : Sonia Wallman , Executive Director of the NBC2
MiraCosta College is developing a certificate program related to biofuels that has been funded by grants from the NSF and the State of California. Working through the EDGE Initiative (Educating and Developing Workers for the Green Economy), MiraCosta will provide education and training in the growing biofuels industry to unemployed and incumbent workers within San Diego and the Imperial Valley. The Biomass Production Certificate will provide a foundation in the technologies employed by biotechnology companies engaged in the production of microalgal biomass for biofuels and other applications for ... Read more