BIO 2010 Community College Program

May, 2010

Seventh Annual Community College Program Day
May 2nd 2010 in conjunction with BIO2010 in Chicago, IL


BIO International Convention 2010

Hyatt Regency, Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Hyatt Regency Chicago
Plaza Ballroom
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois, USA 60601

8:00 to 8:15am OPENING REMARKS
Karen Hicks, Senior Director of Human Resources, Targacept, Incorporated, Winston-Salem, NC
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8:15 to 10:00am
Regional Bioscience/Biomanufacturing Collaboratives
Sonia Wallman, Executive Director of the NBC2

Regional bioscience/biomanufacturing collaboratives are springing up across the nation in mature biotechnology clusters to catalyze the development of local education and training infrastructures to support the clusters and to promote an understanding of the career paths available within this advanced science and high-technology industry. This session will feature the leaders of a sampling of bioscience/biomanufacturing collaborative throughout the United States.

  • Topics and Speakers:
  • The Northeast Biomanufacturing Center and Collaborative (NBC2),
    Sonia Wallman, PhD, Executive Director of the NBC2 
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  • Bioscience Alliance of the Mid-West (BAM), 
    Sara Cote, Professor of Biotechnology, Ivy Tech Community College, Bloomington, IN
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  • The Albany Capitol Region Consortium, 
    Elizabeth Herkenham, Executive Director of the Workforce Consortium, Albany, NY
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  • StudentFactured, Utah’s InnovaBIO CMO, 
    Craig Caldwell and Vivian Ward, Biotechnology Professors, Salt Lake City Community College, Salt Lake City, UT
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  • The Rhode Island Consortium, 
    Tim Pelletier, EPSCoR Biotechnology Outreach Coordinator RI NSF EPSCoR Academy, Community College of Rhode Island, Warwick, RI

10:00 to 10:15am BREAK

10:15am to Noon
Emerging Biotech Programs
Russ Read, Executive Director of the National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce
This session will focus on some emerging trends in the industry that are translating into employment opportunities. These opportunities require training programs. This session will focus on some of these future programs and how are they being incorporated into the community college system.

  • Topics and Speakers:

  • Regulatory Affairs, 
    Sandra J. Kattermann, Ivy Tech, Bloomington, IN
  • BioInformatics in the Lab, 
    Bill Woodruff, PhD, Alamance Community College, Mebane, NC
  • Bio-Nanotechnology, 
    Alan Beard, PhD, Forsyth Tech, Winston-Salem, NC
  • BioTalent Canada, Helping Students and Job Seekers Become "Job‐ready", 
    Colette Rivet, BioTalent, Ottawa, ON

Noon to 1:00pm LUNCH

1:00 to 2:45pm
Faces of Success: Our Graduates on Their Careers
Elaine Johnson, Bio-Link Director and Jo-Anne Hongo, Scientific Manager, Genentech
This interactive session, back by popular demand, features a lively panel of successful industry professionals who gained employability skills at community and technical colleges. Individuals share their pathways to rewarding careers in high-skill, high-wage positions in the biotechnology industry thanks to the access and affordability of targeted programs at community and technical colleges. Active audience participation is encouraged.

  • Speakers:

  • Gail Maderis, BayBio, San Francisco, CA
  • Jo-Anne S. Hongo, Genentech, Inc., San Francisco, CA
  • Joseph W. Guillory, Genentech, Inc., South San Francisco, CA
  • Camilo Rojas, Scripps Florida Research Institute, Jupiter, FL
  • Kasey Schuster, State of Utah Granite school District, Lake City UT
  • Mica A. Welsh, National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce, Winston-Salem NC
  • Marilyn D. Johnson, Natural Sciences Division, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA

2:45 to 3:00pm BREAK

3:00 to 4:45pm
External "Accreditation" and/or "Certification" for Biotechnology– A Goal or a Digression?
Lisa Seidman, Director of the North Central Region of Bio-Link
In this session we will interact with people in various technical disciplines who have experiences relating to accreditation and/or certification programs for programs and graduates. Expect a lively exchange of ideas and information on a sometimes contentious topic.

  • Speakers:

  • Karen Hicks, Targacept, Incorporated, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Linda Rehfuss, PhD, NBC2, Dean, Mathematics, Science and Advanced Technology, Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA
  • Jodi L. Wesemann, Assistant Director for Higher Education, American Chemical Society
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  • Michael Kostrna, Electron Microscopy Program Director, Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI
  • Skill Standards, Linnea Fletcher, Austin Community College and the National Science Foundation

4:45 to 5:00pm Wrap-Up/BIO 2011 Washington, DC – June 27-30, 2011
(BIO 2012 Boston, Mass. – June 18-21, 2012)