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Mary Rose Memorial Lectureship

Many BioBuzz Members, Partners, and Sponsors know Mike Smith, Biotechnology Program Manager and Montgomery College and Founder of BioTrain. We are very sad to share the news that Mike’s wife, Mary Rose, passed away on December 28th after her battle with a T-cell lymphoma. In support of Mike during this difficult time, we wanted to share…

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Job Hunting Advice from Experts: Part 1

BY ELIZABETH WEINGARTNER · Having watched a loved one recently go through the process, I can personally attest that job hunting is no cup of tea. It is often frustrating and rarely easy on one’s self-esteem. Earlier this week I attended a panel discussion at the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering’s(ISPE) Mid-Atlantic Life Sciences Showcase…

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Breezio Partners with BioTreks to Facilitate High School Synthetic Biology Research

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Breezio partners with BioTreks to facilitate high school synthetic biology research BioTreks is the first international synthetic biology journal to be authored and reviewed by high school students. Rockville, MD — April 14, 2016 — Breezio, Inc. today announced the release of a virtual conference and competition portal for BioTreks to provide…

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Bench to B'More: “They just couldn’t cut it.” How the old school rhetoric in modern PhD programs selects against diversity

BY STEPHANIE LEHMAN · MARCH 27, 2016 Sometimes when a student fails out of a Ph.D. program, the same old school rhetoric gets passed around: “They just didn’t have ‘it.’” Professors often cite the dubious evidence that because they were able to succeed in a PhD program, if someone else can’t then they “don’t deserve…

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Record Turnout at IBBR's First Bio-Networking Event

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR), a translational research institute dedicated to advancing innovative scientific discoveries to commercial applications, hosted its first bio-networking event on February 25th that brought together 250 scientists from academia, industry, government agencies, investors, and budding entrepreneurs seeking to connect with each…

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UMD Ranked Among Nation's Elite in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

via umdrightnow.umd.edu Three years into President Wallace Loh’s campus-wide initiative to engage students of all majors in innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E), the University of Maryland has been named a Top 25 School for Entrepreneurship Studies by The Princeton Review. In the 2016 rankings released today and featured in the December issue of Entrepreneur Magazine, UMD climbed…

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Learn More: The BIOTrain Partnership Award

The BIOTrain Partnership award from Maryland EARN allows the implementation of a training plan formulated by the BIOTrain team of industry, government and training partners. We are looking for: new industry partners new ideas for training instructors for training workshops As the lead applicant, Montgomery College is orchestrating the development of training modules by BIOTrain industry…

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