BioOhio Education Summit

Posted on July 21, 2009

sponsored by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)

September 1, 2009, from 9:30am to 3:30pm at the TechColumbus Center (1275 Kinnear Rd.)

A recently published national bioscience education report places Ohio in a leading group of eight states.  But the overall message is that states across America are failing to prepare its middle and high school students for pursuing biosciences in higher education – a key pipeline for developing the bioscience workforce of the future.

The 1 st Annual BioOhio Education Summit will convene Ohio educators, administrators, career counselors and workforce professionals to discuss the quality, comprehensiveness, and challenges of bioscience education in Ohio’s middle and high schools. Marianne Clark of Battelle’s Technology Partnership Practice will present results of the May 2009 report “Taking the Pulse of Bioscience Education in America,” prepared by Battelle in cooperation with BIO and the Biotechnology Institute. Featured education and industry panelists will share insights and best practices related to bioscience secondary education and career preparation.

FREE to attend, but registration is required.

To register, please send contact information to jgoldsberry@BioOhio.com with “Education Summit” in subject header.

Agenda:

  • Introduction (BioOhio and BIO)
  • Battelle/BIO Report Summary and Analysis (Marianne Clarke)
  • Best Practices Educator Panel
    • Jamie Allison (Loveland HS) & Tim Nolan (Greater Cincinnati Tech Prep)
    • Amy Elderbrock  & Mike McDaniel (Ashland West Holmes Career Center)
    • Jane Ensign (Metro School)
    • Kathy Sommers (Ohio Department of Education)
  • Lunch
  • 21 st Century Learning (Randy Wilhelm, CEO of netTrekker/Thinkronize)
  • Higher Education Perspective
    • Rathindra Bose (Ohio University V.P. for Research)
    • Larry Johnson (University of Cincinnati, Dean of the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services)
  • Workforce Preparedness Panel - company leaders 
    • Mike Triplett (Battelle)
    • Peter Ercoli (Eurand)
    • Terry Marovich (Diagnostic Hybrids)
    • Other TBA
  • Wrap-up (BioOhio and BIO)
  • Available tours of TechColumbus bioscience companies and the nearby Metro School following summit

FREE to attend, but registration is required.

To register, please send contact information to jgoldsberry@BioOhio.com with “Education Summit” in subject header.