BIO 2008 Community College Program

June, 2008

BIO 2008 International Convention

Fifth Annual Community College Day in San Diego
June 16, 2008

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
One Market Place
San Diego, California

SPECIAL OFFER comes from the Biotechnology Industry Organization to registrants of the 5th Annual Community College Day. After you register for the Community College Program at BIO 2008, you will be sent a special code allowing you to register for three full days of access to the BIO2008 Exhibition Hall. This access is a value of more than $260. Thank-you, BIO!

ADDITIONALLY, You are warmly invited to attend (no charge) the Biotechnology Education Banquet following the 5th annual Community College Program @ BIO 2008 on June 16th from 6:30pm on (reception, keynote speaker, awards and dinner at the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina, 333 West Harbor Drive; shuttle transportation provided with your Exhibit Hall pass - please don't forget to register for your free BIO 2008 Exhibit Hall pass, another benefit of registering for the CCP).See attached flyer for Banquet details

8:00 to 8:30am Continental Breakfast

8:30 to 8:45am
Welcome from Secretary Victoria Bradshaw, California Labor and Workforce Development Agency

8:45 to 9:15am
What Is So Special About California Community Colleges Preparing the Applied Biotechnology Workforce?
Dr. Mary Pat Huxley, Director of the California Applied Biotechnology Centers Initiative.

Features Partnerships with Biotech Business Incubators, Regional Internship Models, Traveling Laboratory Kits for High Schools and Colleges, Life Science Summer Institute, Biotech Boot Camps for Instructors and Students, and the innovative network that makes these happen through the California Community Colleges. 

9:15 to 10:00am
Educating Biotechnicians for Future Industry Needs
Celeste Carter, Ph.D., Program Director, Division of Undergraduate Education, National Sciences Foundation.
View PowerPoint Presentation

A meeting of biotechnology educators, industry and organizations met in Arizonia this April to provide recommendations to NSF for educating biotechnicians for future industry needs. Dr. Carter will present an overview of these recommendations followed by a Q&A and discussion with CCP participants. 

10:00 to 10:15am BREAK

10:15am to Noon
Biotechnology Centers for Educating and Training the Biotechnology Workforce
Dr. Sonia Wallman, Director of the Northeast Biomanufacturing Center and Collaborative - Session Chair with panelists, Elaine Johnson and Russ Read.
View Sonia Wallman PowerPoint Presentation
View Russ Read PowerPoint Presentation
View Elaine Johnson PowerPoint Presentation

This session will detail accomplishments of and collaborations among three Biotechnology Centers, the NSF ATE Bio-Link National Biotechnology Resource Center in San Francisco, the ETA DOL National Centers for the Biotechnology Workforce in North Carolina, and the NSF ATE Northeast Biomanufacturing Center and Collaborative in New Hampshire. 

Noon to 1:15pm Lunch

1:15 to 2:45pm
Faces of Success - Biotechnology Graduates
Dr. Elaine Johnson, Director of Bio-Link - Session Chair with panelist employees who were educated and trained at community and technical colleges across the nation.
View Introductory PowerPoint Presentation
View Alberto Rodriguez PowerPoint Presentation
View Brooke Davis & Chris Adams PowerPoint Presentation
View David Haddad PowerPoint Presentation
View Ethan Brookes PowerPoint Presentation
View Leticia Flores PowerPoint Presentation
View Maureen Wong PowerPoint Presentation
View Robert Adams PowerPoint Presentation

Graduates from community and technical colleges from different parts of the country share their stories. Examples include internship, coop and apprenticeship experiences and highlight the importance of industry mentors. This session was lauded at BIO 2007 as a highlight and is returning for an encore with different panelists.

2:45 to 3:00pm BREAK

3:15 to 4:45pm
Effect of Emerging Industry Sectors on Workforce Education and Training - Nanotechnology, Biofuels, Stem Cells, Information and Convergence of Bio/Nano/lnformation Technologies
Russ Read, Director of the National Centers for Biotechnology Workforce - Session Chair with panelists to be announced.
View Gail O'Kane PowerPoint Presentation
View Matt Myer PowerPoint Presentation
View Matt Myer Virtual Reality Video
View Ric Matthews PowerPoint Presentation

Community Colleges can, and do, respond quickly to industry needs in emerging technologies. The session will illustrate exemplary programs already in place as well as discuss how to translate the coming changes in technology into practical education and training for the biotechnology industry.


4:45 to 5:00pm Wrap-Up/BIO 2009 (May 17-20 in Atlanta)