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1 Scott Gevaert, Ph.D. Program Coordinator, St. Louis Community College NSF-ATE Bioscience Industry Fellowship Participant NSF # BIOSCIENCE IMMERSION: BRINGING INDUSTRY INTO THE CLASSROOM

2 IMAGINE YOU ARE A DEVELOPMENTAL MATH INSTRUCTOR… Your goal: Learn how math is used in the biosciences to make the math you are teaching relevant Your cohort: 5 biology/biotechnology instructors 1 computer science instructor 1 physics instructor 1 academic advisor 1 USAF veteran and current student

3 THE FIRST MORNING Lab Safety What is DNA?

4 ONE HOUR LATER…

5 HIGH PERFORMANCE LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY

6 GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY/MASS SPECTROMETRY

7 CELL CULTURE & BIOPROCESSING

8 ANION EXCHANGE CHROMATOGRAPHY

9 GOWNING & CLEAN ROOMS Savitha Pinnepalli, BIFP Fellow David Yarley and the three technicians who worked with us through anion exchange and gowning.

10 YOU HAVE JUST FINISHED WEEK 2

11 NOW YOU START THE SECOND 2 WEEKS

12 EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE VISITS… BRITE, North Carolina Central University Food & Beverage Center, Asheville-Buncombe Tech, Asheville, NC Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology

13 High Content Imaging AT BRITE, TOURS DEMONSTRATED… Cell Membranes Liver Cell Nuclei Lipid droplets Automation

14 Use of U-V Spectrophotometry to identify the concentration of anthocyanins in different juices FOOD, BEVERAGE, AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS AT A-B TECH

15 Use of GC-MS to identify different oils within a solution FOOD, BEVERAGE, AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS AT A-B TECH

16 Microscopy Genomics Hydroponics Brightener as nanoparticles added to plants for improved textiles JOINT SCHOOL OF NANOSCIENCE & NANOTECHNOLOGY

17 INDUSTRY VISITS… Biomanufacturing & Pharmaceuticals Regenerative Medicine

18 BIOGEN IDEC A panel of workers throughout the company discussed worker qualifications Variety of backgrounds: machine technicians, quality control, chemists Importance of soft skills!

19 Determined the next steps for getting a drug to market using information from the following areas Efficacy Safety Quality Value Interacted with CEO, CFO, R&D Director, Quality Assurance Director TARGACEPT

20 REGENERATIVE MEDICINE AT WAKE FOREST INSTITUTE FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE Regenerating Organs at different levels of complexity Dept. of Defense research, helping injured solders 3D Printing

21 Regenerating Organs at different levels of complexity Level 1: Skin & Cartilage Ear Nose Level 2: Tubular Systems Esophagus Level 3: Hollow Organs Bladder REGENERATIVE MEDICINE AT WAKE FOREST INSTITUTE FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE Source: WFIRM

22 Dept. of Defense research: 3D Printing Scan injured part of body Use different cell types to regenerate the area needing repair REGENERATIVE MEDICINE AT WAKE FOREST INSTITUTE FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE

23 SO HOW DO THESE EXPERIENCES ENTER OUR CLASSROOMS? Aseptic technique without a cleanroom or biological safety cabinet New curricula aligned to industry standards Program modules for public use Mathematical applications

24 ASEPTIC TECHNIQUES

25 Using batch product reports Using lab notebooks in proper technique Students create Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Batch Product Reports (BPRs) Emphasize the importance of detailed work and accountability NEW CURRICULA ALIGNED TO INDUSTRY STANDARDS If you didn’t write it down, you didn’t do it!

26 MODULE DEVELOPMENT Concluding presentation using skills and industry visits Be accessible publicly and applicable to any institution to use Topics covered include: Better K-12 training Bridge high school students into a college program Improved recruitment and communication methods More interdisciplinary work: bioscience examples in developmental math

27 In every math class you will hear … Why do I need to know this? When will I ever use this? Did I learn how to do this in my math class? In every science class you will hear … Slide courtesy of Heather King, BIFP Fellow 2014

28 Basic Mathematical Concepts Biotechnology Applications Equations of Lines Exponents GraphsFractions Percents ProportionsRatios Basic Statistics Solving Equations Conversions Scientific Notation Formulas Slide courtesy of Heather King, BIFP Fellow 2014

29 Linear Equations in Two Variables Standard Curves & Unknown Concentrations Rowan Cabarrus Community College Use two data points to determine the equation for the line of best fit. Slope-Intercept Form of a Line Use your equation to predict the amount of capsaicin present when the absorbance is y = mx + b Slide courtesy of Heather King, BIFP Fellow 2014

30 FINAL COMMENTS FROM COLLEAGUES Heather King, Developmental Math Instructor, Forsyth Tech: “I enjoyed the hands on activities the most. These activities really helped me to learn what biotechnology was all about… I also enjoyed the tour of Biogen Idec. After this tour, I really understood the purpose of a bioreactor and a centrifuge.” Daymond Lindell, Academic Advisor, Forsyth Tech: On recommending bioscience as a career to students… “Try to imagine learning/teaching/working in a discipline or career where you can truly make a difference in the WORLD...now add to that a lucrative job market and exceptional pay! Would you be interested in that?”

31 PROGRAM CONTACTS Grant PI: Russell Read, Grant Co-PI: Denise Schweizer, National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce, National Science Foundation, Advanced Technological Education

32 SPECIAL THANKS… My colleagues within the cohort Mona Cofer, Mica Welsh, Russell Read, Amy Germuth, and Denise Schweizer (not pictured) The National Science Foundation and Advanced Technological Education The many people who taught us lab skills, took us on tours, open the doors of their company to help us understand the many different aspects of the bioscience industry

33 QUESTIONS?


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