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Congratulations to George Cachianes (who I’ve written about before), his amazing students from Abraham Lincoln High School, and collaborators at UCSF! These students, from a public high school no less, placed in the top 6 finalists, along with only one other US team. The other top teams were: Peking University (China), University of Science and…

It must be spring. Summer course announcements are popping up everywhere and this site is no exception. Last Friday, I posted an announcement about our summer bioinformatics course in Alaska, June 27-29th. This week, I have a couple more conferences to announce. Naturally, I’ll be at both of them, leading hands-on workshops for college and…

GenomeWeb reports that OKCC and the University of Utah’s Genetic Science Learning Center received NIH funds for genomics and bioinformatics education projects, respectively. Congratulations are certainly due to the University of Utah. For a community college, on the other hand, to get NIH funding is very unusual and OKCC should be commended. From GenomeWeb: The…

Many regions in the United States, and the world for that matter, are seeking to entice biotech companies to relocate. As Lorraine Ruff and David Gabrilska describe in their Genetic Engineering News Article, “Metrics for Economic Development,” the exhibitors at meetings like BIO work hard to: “.. entice founders and CEOs with a wide spectrum…

Yet another Bio-Link blog post. The San Francisco bay area has experienced phenomenal growth in both the number of biotech companies and the need to find employees. But, no matter how many attractions entice potential employees to move to the Bay Area, they still face the problem of finding a place to live. Housing prices…

Science Blogs has asked: What makes a good science teacher? Many of the science teachers that I’ve met can’t really be described by the adjective “good.” The better fitting words are: great, marvelous, inspiring, and fantastic. But, SBer’s want to know, “what makes them so great?” Right? I’ve compiled a list of characteristics that I’ve…

Blogging from Bio-Link, part III High school teachers have different techniques for selling their students on the benefits of science and math. When some high school instructors step in front of a class, the quiet demeanor gets put away and another persona steps out – the USED-CAR SALESMAN SCIENCE EVANGELIST. Science is no longer “science,”…

Blogging from Bio-Link, part I I am currently in Berkeley attending the 2006 Bio-Link summer fellows’ workshop. It’s hard to believe that it’s been eight years since the first workshop was held. We’re still meeting here in the same lovely Clark Kerr Center and I’m still, as every year, awed by the amount of initiative…