Resources for Educators
Innovation to stimulate new business development starts in the classroom. The Center has resources for students at all levels. Publications are usually available in print or electronic formats.
- Heal, Feed, Sustain: How Biotechnology Can Help Save the World (Grades 6-12)
Young video producers explore a major agricultural biotechnology company, a laboratory working at the frontiers of stem cell research, and a company creating new products for a “green” world. See the video here and contact the North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research (NCABR) for a Teacher’s Guide.
- (Biotechnology) Career Pathways: A Guide for Students, Parents and Educators in North Carolina
This is a comprehensive look at the full array of jobs available in all sectors of the biotechnology industry, with examples from North Carolina companies.
- The Model Employee
A detailed look at the six jobs in pharmaceutical manufacturing most accessible to new graduates without prior industry experience. Includes the detailed skill and knowledge required on the job and typical career paths.
- Window on the Workplace 2012
A state-of-the-industry report on workforce needs and employment opportunities that highlights North Carolina’s successes in building educational resources for the pharmaceutical and bioscience sectors.
- NCBiotech TV
This collection of videos feature industry recruitment and growth in vaccines, agricultural biotechnology and the biotech sector as a whole in North Carolina.
- Biotech Basics
Connects the dots between the science behind biotechnology, innovative business growth, and jobs in the industry.
- Intellectual Exchange Groups
College and university faculty as well as students can benefit from the many groups fostered by the Center for networking and idea exchange in specific areas of science and business. Follow the link to find a group that matches your interests.
Other North Carolina Science Education Resource Organizations
The following organizations provide support for biotechnology-related education, including teacher professional development, programs for students, and educational materials.
- NCBioImpact's training institutions have a variety of programs for teachers and students.
- NCBioImpact component organizations:
- North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research
- North Carolina School of Science and Math
- North Carolina State University Science House
- DESTINY Traveling Science Learning Program
- University of North Carolina System campuses often provide summer programs for students and professional development programs for teachers either through science departments or the Math and Science Education Network Centers.
Experiments from NCBiotech workshops featuring the use of microarrays can be found online.