NBC2 Co-PI Mike Fino, Biotechnology Faculty and Department Chair at MiraCosta College in San Diego, CA, recently participated in an interview about the brand-new four-year biomanufacturing bachelor's degree program being offered at MiraCosta. The audio from the interview is available here.
Aug. 19, 2015, Blue Bell/Lansdale, Pa.—Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Kathy Manderino met with students and faculty at Montgomery County Community College’s (MCCC) Central Campus in Blue Bell and Culinary Arts Institute (CAI) in Lansdale on Aug. 17 as part of Governor Tom Wolf’s “Jobs That Pay” tour.
In biomanufacturing, boot camp does not involve intensive training for physical fitness, but it does involve a challenging curriculum and hands-on training in biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes. Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) students Winsome Grenyion, Hetal Doshi, Sue Ratkiewicz, Todd Smith, Sylvia Donnelly and David Frank recently participated in the Biomanufacturing Boot Camp at the Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) at Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.
May 19, 2015 was a day of celebration in the Biotechnology department at Montgomery County Community College. On this day, the inaugural cohort of the Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Certificate of Completion program were awarded their credentials. The Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Certificate of Completion is a 16 credit program that consists of four classes: BIT 120 Introduction to Biotechnology, BIT 123 Techniques and Instrumentation for Biotechnology, BIT 220 Biotechnology Research, and BIT 232 Biomanufacturing.
Registration for the annual Community College Program Day at BIO 2015 is now open! Join us on June 16, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA for a day focused on community college programs in biomanufacturing and community college graduates working as biotechnicians. For more information and the link to register, visit http://biomanufacturing.org/content/community-college-program-bio-2015.
Apply now for the 2015 NSF-ATE Bioscience Industrial Fellowship Project at Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, NC. For more information, visit http://biotechworkforce.org/pdf/BIFP_2015.pdf
Every summer NBC2 offers biomanufacturing workshops to teachers around the nation to raise the awareness of opportunities for high school students to pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) career pathways in biomanufacturing. These Protein is Ca$h workshops, which take place at community college and university laboratories, include the theory and hands-on of biomanufacturing and offer tours of local industry facilities.