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BioGENEius Challenge: The Very Real Students of BIO

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With the 2013 BioGENEius Challenge underway, we’ll soon find out who will be one of the new young leaders in the biotechnology industry. With younger generations growing increasingly civic minded and looking to affect their communities by finding first-rate solutions to food, climate and health challenges, the BioGENEius Challenge fosters the best, smartest and most skilled workers who aim to tackle these issues and pursue a career in biotechnology. The BioGENEius International Challenge is one of the Read More >

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The BioGENEius Challenge is a Keystone Event at the BIO International Convention

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Part Two: A Look Forward Read part one of Robert’s story Enabling future biotechnology leaders The primary success of the BioGENEius Challenge is bringing biotechnology into the schools of our communities, engaging tens of thousands of students, teachers and parents in the scientific process. Equal opportunity to engage in the scientific process has been established through open access to tools and educational materials made available through this program. This is a fundamental principle of the Read More >

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STEM Education Aimed at Girls

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We write a fair bit about STEM education here at BIOtechNOW, so I was a bit surprised to come across a word I’d never heard before. STEMinists  may be a made-up word, but it’s still a good one. In case you haven’t figured it out yet, let me help you: STEM + feminists =  STEMinists. In other words, it’s a young women who’s interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. As the father Read More >

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Southern California Biotech Magnet School will Prepare Next Gen Workforce

Students participate in the Del Lago Academy Science Camp

Despite increasing global competition, the United States remains the most innovative country on the planet. This competition, of course, is good because it means education and research are growing in the rest of the world. There is some debate as to whether or not this nation is facing a potential hi-tech labor shortage. Though, one thing is certain – teaching science, math, and technology to all kids is so important. This is not just because Read More >

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Amgen Hosts Science without Borders Students

From left, Israel Matos, Dayanne Castro, Felipe Coelho, Marina Santos, Felipe de Oliveira, and Danillo Oliveira are participating in the Science Without Borders Program as summer interns at Amgen.

This year, Amgen is hosting six Science without Borders undergraduate interns at its Thousand Oaks, California headquarters. The Science without Borders program is a Brazilian scholarship program that seeks to train 101,000 students and researchers in top universities worldwide in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields by 2014. The Amgen internship program will provide students with a unique opportunity to experience the biotechnology industry. There was considerable interest in the programme with a high Read More >

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