SEATTLE, Digital World Biology LLC (https://dwbio.com), a biotechnology education company, announces that it has received a $351,000 three-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technology Education Program to advance Biotech-Careers.org and Bio-Link.org capabilities (award DUE 1764225). “Both websites have been invaluable resources for the biotechnology education community. Together, they’ve served nearly three million pages in over 1.3 million sessions,” stated Dr. Sandra Porter, Digital World Biology’s (DWBio.com) founder and president. Porter continued, “I’ve been part of the Bio-Link network for 20 years, first as a regional director, and for the past 10 years as a Co-PI on Bio-Link and director of community outreach. DWBio is thrilled that the NSF ATE community understands the value that has been created and wants to see further development.” In the project, DWBio will introduce capabilities to Biotech-Careers.org that help improve students’ knowledge of biotech opportunities and ability to find employment as well as improve and sustain the digital infrastructure connecting the biotech-education online community.
About Biotech-Careers.org. Biotech-Careers.org (BTC) is a resource that describes the biotechnology industry for students, employers, and instructors. As an educational resource the site contains information in the form of blogs, photo journals, and videos about working and finding work in the biotechnology industry. It also includes internship information and job postings. As an industry resource, BTC provides one of the largest open access databases of biotechnology companies and employers with key words and location information to provide students, job seekers, educators, and employers with real time data about the industry.
About the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technology Education program. Congress established the NSF ATE program in 1992 to promote education in high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy. The program involves partnerships between academic institutions and industry and supports curriculum development, professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers, career pathways, and other activities.
About Digital World Biology LLC. Since 2008, DWBio has developed and provided educational resources in bioinformatics and biotechnology education. The company’s BLAST tutorials are used worldwide. Its Molecule World apps are used in both colleges and high schools to help students visualize and understand 3D molecular structures. DWBio also develops bioinformatics course materials, with Shoreline Community College on the NSF ATE project START Immuno-biotechnology (DUE 1700441) in immunoinformatics, and Austin Community College and has designed and supports Biotech-Careers.org and Bio-Link.org
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