Equipment Depot Open Houses in January

Join us for our inaugural Equipment Depot Open House, featuring two dates to swing by our place in Chamblee and pick up the supplies you need to get biotech happening in your classroom. The Equipment Depot provides laboratory supplies, consumables and lendable equipment to middle and high school educators in Georgia. The program is part of Georgia

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Simran Modi represents Georgia at the 2016 International BioGENEius Challenge in San Francisco.

A senior at the Gwinnett School of Math, Science, and Technology, Simran Modi headed to the 2016 BIO International Convention in San Francisco earlier this month, where she represented Georgia in the International BioGENEius Challenge. In this guest post, she shares her experiences being judged, interviewed, and thrown into the Gene Pool! Ms. Modi

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Cool Science: Zapping Tumors and Engineering

There’s a new technology on the block to zap (“ablate”) tumors and the FDA just approved it for use. NueWave Medical has created a device that utilizes 3D color images to improve physician accuracy and ease of use and it does it in real time. Tumor ablation uses heat to destroy cancer cells (applied by a probe). Accuracy is important

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Teachers Matter: But Just In Case You Forgot

In my three years as Director of Programming for Georgia Bio (now the Georgia BioEd Institute) I have experienced an unwavering truism, that if you want to impact a student’s education give them a great teacher.  Teachers are experts, mentors, instructors, cheerleaders and advocates all rolled into one.  When a student has a passionate, dedicated

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Focus on Careers – 3 Skills for Success in Biotech

I think it’s important to continuously hone your skills regardless which career you find yourself in. In the case of biotech here are 3 skills courtesy of BioSpace that will give you a few more goals to work towards. 1) Excellent Communication Skills To sum this skill up, be concise. As a professor it’s my job to dig into a subject and explain

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Biotech 101 Teacher Training July 24th Emory University

Have you ever wondered what the biotechnology and medical technology industries do? How is cutting-edge science used to fuel discoveries in disease diagnosis and treatment, agricultural breakthroughs and alternative fuel methods? Spend the day with the Georgia BioEd Institute answering the following questions: 1) What is biotechnology? 2) What is the

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It’s Teacher Appreciation Week – Let’s Celebrate!

It’s the third day of Teacher Appreciation Week and I am just writing this blog post.  What took me so long?  I was teaching!  In addition to my responsibilities with programming at the Georgia BioEd Institute I am also a professor of Anatomy and Physiology at Chamberlain School of Nursing.  Two days a week I head down to “pill hill”, the

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