MARCH 2018 NEWSLETTER
MARCH 2018 NEWSLETTER
The official search for next year’s entering class kicked off with the Academy’s January Open House, held at our modern teaching lab in Blackburn Center. Attendees were invited to hang out, ask questions, talk with current students, graduates and teachers -- and learn about this unique educational program that leads students to professional careers as biotech lab technicians. Over 50 guests participated, including prospective students and parents, teachers, school administrators, scientists from local biotechnology companies, families of current students, alumni of the program and curious community members. It was a great gathering and a wonderful turn out!
Wearing their lab coats, current Academy students confidently led most of the informational tours of the laboratory, enthusiastically describing their lab experiments and plans for starting their internships. Prospective students and parents had a chance to ask questions and get a genuine student perspective on this education experience.It became obvious to staff that our current students would be our best assets as they shared their new-found excitement for science.
Following the open house arrangements were made with surrounding high schools to allow interested students to shadow a current student for one day in the laboratory to see what hands-on training is all about. 10 students signed up to shadow!
Special Information Event for Gloucester High School Students
In addition to the Open House, Gloucester Biotechnology Academy hosted a special event for more than 20 Gloucester High School students who came over by a bus kindly provided by GHS. During their two-hour visit, students had a tour of the lab where they got to perform a crude DNA extraction experiment and enjoy a Q&A pizza lunch to learn about the Academy biotech training program. The GHS students left invigorated with a new curiosity about biotechnology.
The Academy is now accepting applications for the class of 2019.If you are interested in applying you are welcome to contact the Education Director, John Doyle at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The application form for the 2018-2019 school year is currently available on our website.
A group of current Academy students await the Open House attendees.
Welcome to Gloucester Biotechnology Academy
Academy student Sara Corchado approaches prospective students to provide information about her experience.
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