BIO 2013 Community College Program

April, 2013

10th Annual Community College Program
April 22, 2013
in conjunction with BIO2013 in Chicago, Illinois

Charles River, Boston, MA

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive,
Chicago, Illinois,60616-9985


Community College Program
April 22 nd 8:00am to 5:00 pm

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Chicago, Illinois

CCP 2013
Continental Breakfast at 7:30am
Complimentary BIO Exhibit Hall Passes (April 23-25) for Registrants
April 22, 2013
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Function Rooms - 12A and 12B

7:30am to 8:00am BREAKFAST

8:00am to 8:30am OPENING REMARKS
Greetings and Opening Remarks/ Sonia Wallman/ Organizing Committee
Power Point Presentation

8:30am to 10:15am
Industry Panel: Developing Successful Industry – Community College Partnerships
Moderator: Deborah Sullivan-Davis,
Bluegrass Community College, Lexington, KY
This session will feature representatives from bioscience industries that provide opportunities for the trained biotechnology/bioscience workforce derived from community colleges.
Bio: Deborah Davis

Industry Panelists

10:15am to 10:30am BREAK

10:30am to 12:00pm
Panel: Leveraging Federal Funding to Build Stronger Bioscience Programs: The TAA Community College Consortium for Bioscience Credentials
Moderator: Russ Read,
CCCBC, Forsyth Technical Community College, Winston-Salem, NC
This session will discuss a unique partnership between the NSF National Center Bio-Link, The National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce (NC BioNetwork), NBC2 (The NSF ATE Biomanufacturing Center Collaborative), 12 community college partners, and the US Department Labor'sTrade Adjustment Assistance Program and its work on Bioscience National Skill Standards and Credentials.
Bio: Russ Read

  • Russ Read, Project Leader
        Summary of CCCBC TAA Grant
  • Sengyong Lee,  Hub Director - Medical Devices - Powerpoint Presentation
  • Elaine Johnson, Hub Director - Lab Skills
  • Sonia Wallman, Hub Director - Biomanufacturing - Powerpoint Presentation
  • Michael Ayers, Hub Director - Learning

    12:00pm to 1:00pm LUNCH

    1:00pm to 2:15pm
    Panel: Faces of Success - Our Graduates and Their Careers
    Moderator: Elaine Johnson,
    Bio-Link Director, City College of San Francisco, CA
    This interactive session features a lively panel of successful industry professionals who recently 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.
    Bio: Elaine Johnson

  • Elaine Johnson, Executive Director of Bio-Link
  • Cagney Coomer, Research Technician, AGTC-University of Kentucky
  • Elizabeth Neuman, Research Assistant, QualTek Molecular Laboratories 
               Powerpoint Presentation
  • Jeanne Wendtland, DNA Technician, University of Wisconsin Biotech Center
               Powerpoint Presentation
  • Jo-Ann Hongo, Senior Scientific Manager, Genentech, Inc.
               Powerpoint Presentation
  • Terence Ho, Research Associate, Genentech, Inc.
  • Tony Roberts, Purification Process Development Scientist, Pharmacia
               Powerpoint Presentatation

    2:15pm to 3:00pm
    Duncan McBride, NSF ATE Project Officer
    I will describe briefly NSF’s support for biotech technician education and future prospects I see for continued support. In addition I will highlight some of the recommendations from a conference on the future of biotechnology technician education held in Scottsdale, Arizona in April 2008. That conference looked at the needs for biotech technicians in the next 5 years, and it is now 2008 + 5 = 2013. What do those recommendations say about the next 5 years? I expect audience participation and discussion about both the topics. Bio: Duncan McBride,

    3:00pm to 3:15pm BREAK

    3:15pm to 4:30pm
    Panel: Technicians Role in Growing the Bioeconomy
    Moderator: Sonia Wallman,
    Executive Director and Principal Investigator NBC2 NSF ATE Biomanufacturing Center and Collaborative, Montogmery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA The maturation of the bioeconomy, now $2B of the US GDP, depends on the hands-on work of technicians trained in Science, Engineering, Math and Technology (STEM). This panel will consider biomanufacturing skill standards, competencies, education and training that help propel the growth and development of the biomanufacturing sector of the biotechnology industry
    Bio: Sonia Wallman - Powerpoint Presentation

    Topics and Speakers:

    Biomanufacturing Education and Training and the TSSB
    Linnea Fletcher, Austin CC
    Topic: Through a Perkins Skills Standards based curriculum development project, ACC has been funded to work with the Texas Skill Standards Board (TSSB) to develop and implement biomanufacturing skill standards so that other Texas community college biotechnology programs will have access to them. Learn how this process is accomplished in Texas.
    Bio: Linnea Fletcher

    What Bioreactor Education and Training Can Reap
    Wesley Marner, Applikon
    Topic: Bioreactor technology is at the heart of almost every bioprocessing endeavor today. Biopharmaceuticals, food processing, beverages, biofuels, and biorefining all rely on bioreactors for production. Despite all the diversity of products generated in bioreactors, many of the same fundamental concepts underlie operation and experimental use of these bioreactors. Applikon provides bioreactor technology at scales ranging from 1 mL to thousands of liters, and we interact with users with a diverse range of educational backgrounds and responsibilities. In this panel, we will provide our perspective on the opportunities available to anyone with training on use of these systems.
    Bio: Wesley D. Marner, II
    Powerpoint Presentation

    The National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing
    Michael Pishko, Texas A&M University
    Topic: The National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing at Texas A&M University has been funded to develop biopharmaceutical workforce training and education programs that integrate bioprocess engineering, modern manufacturing science, and regulatory affairs. This discussion will focus on the goals and implementation of these programs.
    Bio: Michael Pishko
    Powerpoint Presentation

    North Carolina's BioNetwork
    Ana McClanahan, North Carolina Community College System NC BioNetwork was developed to support workforce training for a burgeoning biotechnology industry. Key components of meeting those needs are tracking trends in industry sectors, staying in touch with industry clients and preparing students to succeed both in manufacturing skills and in the softer human resource skills. Increased access to hands on manufacturing simulation for students and implementation of distance learning technologies will expand our teaching capacity.
    Bio: Ana McClanahan
    Powerpoint Presentation

    Biomanufacturing Education: Bridging the Skills Gap between Job Seekers and Employers
    Lennie Ciufo, Los Angeles Valley College
    Partnering with employers to design contextualized curriculum that bridges the skills of job seekers to the needs of industry is an innovative work force development model that achieves results. This discussion will focus on efforts to create a Biotech Bridge Academy, stackable certificates and educational pathways for the unemployed and dislocated workers looking to move up the ladder in the biomanufacturing industry.
    Bio: Lennie Ciufo
    Powerpoint Presentation

    4:30pm to 5:00pm DISCUSSION



Location Activities: 
Monday, April 22, 2013