UES Hosts DaytonMADE Summer Camps for BioTech
May 05, 2023
We’ve had lots of exciting news about our new partnerships and growth in the Eqlipse Technologies family. Our roots stay in Dayton though, and we continue to be active in many STEM outreach activities. A 2022 BioMADE award enables us to tie together many of these streams and make a difference in education and workforce development in the growing area of bioindustrial manufacturing.
Our project, titled Dayton Biomanufacturing Camp for Underserved Communities, will establish summer camps for high schoolers in Dayton, OH to enhance biotechnology and biomanufacturing awareness, educate students on local career and education opportunities, and bridge the gap between curricula and industry-relevant skills. You can learn more about the camp here: Dayton (bio)Manufacturing Awareness and Discovery Experience (ues.com)
We are also excited to have a local partner in Wright State University. Named for Ohio's world-famous Wright brothers, Wright State University offers a unique blend of access, affordability, and innovation. Camps will take place on the Wright State University campus. This program will allow students the chance to experience learning on a college campus as well as give them peer-level access to current students at various points in their education. The Wright State Student Success Center will also be hosting targeted soft/power skills sessions for the camps, including career-focused activities.
Our program will provide ample hands-on learning opportunities for students within the laboratory setting. Erin Molden, biotechnology teacher at Kettering Fairmont High School, will be facilitating the camps: “As a former scientist and now career tech teacher, I've found that hands-on learning and allowing students to fail in a safe setting really sets them up to ask questions without worrying about being correct all of the time. Students can see themselves working in a scientist role and understand that science is all about trial, error, and repeat.” In addition to hands-on lab activities, the program will provide students with other unique experiences including - meetings with professionals in the field, and a visit to Primient, a local biomanufacturing facility and another valued partner.
“UES and our scientists have been engaged in STEM outreach for many years. I hope that this camp engages a lot of new students’ interests in BioTech. They should have a lot of fun exploring this emerging field”, says UES’ GM Dr. Nina Joshi.
We celebrate our partnerships and look forward to planning, collaborating, and hosting many bright young minds at these camps!
Families and friends are invited to celebrate with the students on the final day of the program where they'll share highlights of their experience.
To learn more about the camp go to Dayton M.A.D.E.
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