A biotech degree at Delaware Technical and Community College was the key to starting Mollee Crampton on the path towards graduate school. An article on Research.gov explains just what it took to reach this life changing decision and how the National Science Foundation helped out.
A biotech incubator for high school students!
This innovative program at Columbia University combines biotechnology with tools for the under-resourced communities. Created by Christine Kovich and Sam Sia, co-founders of Harlem Biospace, 25 underserved high school students across New York City get to try out their hands at building solutions to problems that range from insufficient lighting to bad drinking water.
An article by Ruth Reader in VentureBeat explains just what this program does and the amazing results that come out of it, including allowing those students who create the best tools to continue to develop their product at Harlem Biospace.
Recent updates to Bio-Link's Biotech-Careers.org website include:
Updated information on internships
New career videos and descriptions
Online resources for researching biotech salaries
Internships are an important way to gain real-world work experience, build your professional network, and get your foot in the door of major employers. However, finding internships can be a challenge.
The Biotech-Careers.org internships listings show positions for: high school, community college students, and faculty. We recently updated our internships database to include 2015 application procedures and new listings for companies, nonprofits and federal agencies around the country.
Still trying to decide what career might be the best fit for you? We collaborated with the Northeast Biomanufacturing Consortium (http://www.biomanufacturing.org) to describe additional careers in biotech and biomanufacturing and more!
When you're researching careers, it's helpful to know what people get paid in different kinds of jobs. The careers pages at Biotech-Careers.org are a good place to start as they include recently-updated salary information for a wide variety of biotech-related careers.
You may also be interested to know that the numbers of biotech jobs and their salaries vary quite a bit from region to region. The salaries also vary depending on the place you work. As you can see in the table below, people in the chemical manufacturing job area make the most when they work in research and the least when they work for the testing labs or the government.
“Online Resources for Salary Information,” a new article by Dr. Dina Kovarik at Biotech-Careers.org, describes how to find salaries for different regions of the US, reviews web sites that have salary information, and describes other factors that impact salary levels.
Ever thought about combining vending machines with DNA? Well TED Fellow, Gabe Barcia-Colombo, certainly has. He created an awesome video about it in which this machine dispenses human DNA along with a picture of the person whose DNA it is.
About the creator: "Gabe Barcia-Colombo creates madcap art inspired both by Renaissance era curiosity cabinets and the modern-day digital chronicling of everyday life. Think: miniature people projected in objects and a DNA Vending Machine."
Bio-Rad believes that the biotechnology industry should play an integral role in supporting education, helping to develop today's students as tomorrow's scientists and problem solvers. The Biotechnology Explorer program provides access to technological innovations through practical hands-on activities in a format that works in the classroom.
The program was created for educators seeking the very best in introductory molecular biology experiences for their students. Bio-Rad classroom lab kits, curricula, and teacher workshops specifically address current standards for life science education. While aligned with core content requirements, Biotechnology Explorer kits connect science in the classroom to topical applications and real-world issues.
Regional joint CCURI-Bio-Link conference The Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative (CCURI) and Bio-Link are teaming up to hold a regional conference and student poster session this fall in North Carolina.
Location: Gaston College in Charlotte, NC. Registration information will be available soon.
Nov 25th, 2014
Community College Day at the NIH
Registration information available soon.