January 13 - 14, 2020
The Georgia BioEd Institute has partnered with Georgia Youth Science and Technology Centers (GYSTC) and the Georgia Department of Education to deliver cutting edge, hands-on training for secondary science teachers. The training will provide educators with laboratory experiences that enable them to return to the classroom and offer instruction that aligns with the Georgia Standards of Excellence, and prepares and inspires students to enter a career in life sciences. The entire first day of this 2-day symposium is dedicated to immersing teachers in Georgia’s thriving life science industry in order to really understand the opportunities right here in Georgia. The more educators know about the life science industry our own back yard, the better they can equip students to enter the Georgia workforce.
Ways 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.
Exhibit at the "Industry Fair"
Day 1 of the symposium highlights Georgia life science industry and will be set up in similar fashion to a career expo. Teachers will visit your table to learn about careers at your organization, and how they can develop students for your workforce. Ideally, you would send a hiring manager and an entry-level employee. This will be held at UGA’s Griffin Campus.
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!
The symposium will close Day 1 with a casual dinner for teacher participants to connect with their learning cohort. If you are interested in sponsoring this event partially or fully, please let us know. Check out our sponsorship prospectus here.
Join us for this program!
Open to 7th-12th grade educators who want to prepare their students for careers in Georgia's thriving life science industry.
Space is limited, register now.