Biotech 101

  • General Biotechnology

Biotech 101

Biotech 101
  • Piedmont Region
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Tuesday to Thursday
June 27 to June 29, 2017

Biotechnology is all around us, and has a profound influence on many aspects of our daily lives: from the food we eat, to the energy we use, and medicines we take.  This field is ever evolving, and at times, it can be a daunting task for educators to “keep up” or feel comfortable enough with their own foundation in the subject to bring these ideas and concepts into their classrooms. Join BioNetwork for a three-day crash course, Biotech 101, which has been designed to provide educators a foundation in basic biotechnology as well as innovative methods for incorporating it into existing curriculum. This workshop will combine lectures and discussions with loads of hands-on exposure to equipment and lessons that are ready to be integrated into your curriculum. Attendees will go home with ready to use activities that correlate to their curricula.

  • $75 non-refundable late registration fee (after May 15)
  • June 27-29  Forsyth Technical Community College, Winston-Salem, NC Register

Course will run Tuesday - Thursday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm 

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Registration is only $75.

Workshop Objectives

Workshop objectives include:

  • Exploring the fundamental scientific concepts underlying biotechnology and the relevant laboratory techniques that test those concepts
  • Providing effective methods for teaching workshop concepts in the classroom.
  • Determining valid methods for integrating biotechnology into course curricula per applicable standards

Participants will

  • go home with over $75 in supplies
  • earn 2.4 CEUs
  • receive copies of all workshop materials
  • be provided lunch and refreshments daily
  • be eligible for lodging assistance (subject to approval- please inquire at

Lead Instructor

Dr. Frank Keegan

Dr. Frank P. Keegan is currently the Raymond Binford Professor of Biology, and Director of the Forensics Institute of Guilford College. He joined the faculty at Guilford College in 1975 after receiving his PhD in nucleic acid biochemistry from the City University of New York. In the late 1990s, he developed the Forensic Biology Program at Guilford College. He is the recipient of the Bruce Stuart Excellence in Teaching Award, the Charlie C. Hendricks Distinguished Service Award, and the Alumni Association’s Exemplary Educator Award.

525 Vine St
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101