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Industry Immersion: The BIG I.D.E.A.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 12:00 PM - Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 4:30 PM (EDT)

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Industry Immersion: The BIG I.D.E.A.- Early Registration   more info May 15, 2017 $50.00 $3.74
Industry Immersion: The BIG I.D.E.A. - Regular Registration   more info Not Started $75.00 $5.12

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 To solidify the connections between public education classrooms and industry, BioNetwork has created the I.D.E.A (Industry Driven Educational Activities) series of workshops for educators. These workshops provide the participants with a tour of an advanced manufacturing site, a related and standards based activity for their classroom, and the opportunity to develop new industry based lessons/activities in a collaborative environment. Typically, these workshops are a single day event, however, due to their popularity we have created this expanded three-day workshop called the BIG I.D.E.A. This workshop will equip educators with first hand experiences allowing them to answer “when am I ever going to have to use this” with confidence. By the end of the workshop you’ll be ready to talk to your students about advanced manufacturing and the types of careers that are available to them right here in their own backyards!

Workshop objectives include:

  • Exploring the fundamental scientific concepts underlying biotechnology and its applications
  • Providing effective methods for teaching workshop concepts in the classroom
  • Determining valid methods for integrating biotechnology into course curricula per applicable standards

  Lead instructor: Courtney Berhle, M.Ed.

Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC

July 18-20, 2017

Workshop will run Tuesday 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm, Wednesday and Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Participants will:

  • go home with over $ 60 in supplies
  • earn 2.0 CEUs
  • receive a copy of all workshop materials
  • be provided lunch and refreshments daily
  • be eligible for lodging assistance (subject to approval- please inquire at

$50 nonrefundable early registration fee (before May 15)

$75 nonrefundable late registration fee

Have questions about Industry Immersion: The BIG I.D.E.A.? Contact BioNetwork

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850 Oval Drive
Raleigh, NC 27695

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 12:00 PM - Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 4:30 PM (EDT)

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BioNetwork is part of the North Carolina Community College System and is hosted by community colleges throughout the state.
Our Mission
The mission of BioNetwork is to provide high quality economic and workforce development for biotechnology and life science industries across North Carolina through education, training, and laboratory resources.

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