Biotech Techniques, Skills & Theory of Bacterial and Viral Disease Detection
Lead by master instructors Janet Standeven and Dr. Brittney Cantrell, participants will navigate viral detection in the shoes of an epidemiologist. Techniques covered during the training will include PCR, qPCR, visualizing the Central Dogma, and contrasting DNA and RNA detection. Ample time will be built in for practice and exploration, and virtual tools will be addressed in preparation for digital schooling.
Going Viral will launch on Monday, November 2nd! Live sessions will be held via Zoom on Mondays from 4:15 to 6:15 pm.
Ways for Industry to Get Involved
Share Your Hiring Needs
Provide a list of skills your company looks for when hiring entry-level employees. We would prefer a list of science skills, but would also like to know about the top soft skills that your company needs. Entry-level job descriptions would be helpful. Your contributions will drive the training curriculum.
Connect with Classrooms
The Equipment Depot can take in any equipment or unused disposable items that your business would otherwise throw away. The disposable items can be outside of their expiration date, if applicable. We will in turn donate these materials to the teachers, so that they can be used in their classrooms. If there are larger pieces of equipment (freezers, incubators, centrifuges, etc), we can notify teachers to schedule pickup with your company. Check out our wish list here!