One of MassBioEd’s most popular courses, Biotech 101 for Non-Scientists is being offered THIS WEEK Sept. 18 – 19, and also this winter, December 4 – 5!
To register for FALL, click here.
To register for WINTER, click here.
**MassBio members get a $150 discount on registration**
Are you new to the life sciences industry? Do you need to have a better understanding of the science and technology driving the industry? Biotech 101 is a course designed specifically for the non-scientists. The program covers two full days of biotechnology information for non-science professionals who may be working on looking to work within a science-based industry.
Participants will benefit from several hands on activities using Lego DNA models, Agarose Gels, in addition to a DNA exercise featured here: http://youtu.be/JwRs2agM3Lk
Friday, September 5th is our 20th Annual MassBio Golf Classic to support MassBioEd at the beautiful Pine Hills Golf Club in Plymouth! The day will start at 8:00am with a continental breakfast and tee off is at 8:55am. There is still time to register for this fun and important fundraising event!
After golfers finish their day on the course, the fun continues with a reception, food, cocktails, and our live auction and raffles. Thanks to the generous donations from businesses and individuals all around New England, we are able to feature some great items for you to bid on and take home!
Taste of Cape Cod:
Alberto’s Ristorante, Yarmouth House, and The Beech Tree Cantina, Cape Cod
Taste of Cambridge:
Catalyst, Commonwealth, Craigie on Main, Evoo, FUJI at Kendall, MexíCalí Burrito, The Friendly Toast, and Za
The Le Meridien, Hotel Marlowe, and the Omni Parker House
Russell House Tavern, The Lansdowne Pub, Newburyport Brewing Company, and the Cambridge Brewing Company, Cambridge
Bose Sound Link Mobile Speaker III and the new Maker Bot Digitizer 3D printer donated by WB Mason
Travel & Elegant Retreats:
Pair of Jet Blue tickets from Colpitts, Day at the Mirbeau Inn & Spa – Pinehills, Plymouth, MA and the 5 star Euu Hotel & Resort in Palm Beach Florida
Boston Children’s Museum, Boston Duck Tours, Water Wizz and the F1 Racing Boston
Wachusett Mountain Ski tickets and Charles River Canoe Stand Paddle Board rental
Arts & Culture:
Gift certificates for Art in Giving Fine Art and Bradford Renaissance Portraits of Palm Beach
MASS MoCA, MIT Museum, and Newport Mansions
Donated by the Berklee College of Music, Handel & Haydn Society and the SpeakEasy Stage Boston
The Scarlet Oak Tavern, Hingham
Salvatores and MexíCalí Burrito
MassBioEd Learning Center course
Join us for a day of fun and help support STEM education in Massachusetts!
Spots are filling up so be sure to-
Thank you to our sponsors!
The Annual MassBio Golf Classic to benefit MassBioEd supports the Foundation’s activities in science and biotechnology education in Massachusetts through school programs, workforce training, and lifelong learning. MassBioEd’s signature BioTeach program is now in more than 200 schools!
Through corporate support, in 2013 MassBioEd:
- Granted $285,000 in lab equipment to 19 Massachusetts public high schools
- Delivered biotechnology curriculum to 139 teachers from 15 BioTeach Schools and supported implementation of biotech labs with in-class teacher to teacher mentoring
- Hosted Biotech Futures events for 750 students from 31 high schools on local college campuses and paired 15 schools and 400 students with employees for Job Shadow Day
- Welcomed 660 postdocs to industry career exploration events and hosted 45 postdocs at local biotech companies
This year, the Golf Classic celebrates its 20th year. We hope you will be able to participate in and help spread the word about this special event to help the MassBioEd Foundation grow to reach more students and teachers throughout Massachusetts. Cultivating the next generation of scientists is critical to the development of future innovations for patients around the world.
Please join us for a round of golf, food, drinks, and networking on September 5th at the Pinehills Golf Club in Plymouth, MA as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of this fun and important event.
Thank you to our sponsors!
Nathan Han, a freshman from the Boston Latin School in Boston represented Massachusetts and won fourth place at an international science fair competition in San Diego this week.
Just 15 years old, the young scientist earned his spot through a competitive process based on cutting-edge research he prepared for the Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair, which took place in May at MIT. The MassBioEd Foundation, local partner of the BioGENEius Challenge, was proud to sponsor Nathan as he represented Massachusetts in the competition.
Han competed against students from around the U.S. and Canada in the International BioGENEius Challenge. The students were then evaluated on their scientific merit and creative ability, project execution, and poster/oral presentation.
Ninth-grader Han’s project was titled “Characteristics of Deleterious Mutations in Tumor Suppressor Genes.” The objective of this study was to identify characteristics of deleterious mutations in human tumor suppressor genes. More specifically, this study used the BRCA1 gene as an example and focused on coding non-synonymous single-base nucleotide polymorphisms (nsSNPs) affecting one of the four functional domains in the BRCA1 protein.