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Harrisburg University of Science and Technology will host an ACT-48 Eligible Educators’ Workshop to introduce high school teachers to Biotechnology and Nanobiotechnology.

The workshop is October 10th, 2002, from 11:30 to 2:30 p.m. within the Biotechnology Lab at Harrisburg University.

Led by Dr. Leena Pattarkine, Director of the Capital Area Biotechnology Partnership (CABP), the workshop is an opportunity for educators to learn the alignment between Biotechnology-Nanobiotechnology with Basic Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics).

“The K-12 standards do not provide an opportunity for Biotechnology skills and career options in the high school space.  Since BTEC adds an ‘applied’ perspective to the basic sciences, these workshops allow the high school educators to be exposed to innovative lab skills and connect them with career options,” says Pattarkine.

Educators will learn few cool hands-on skills that are easy to integrate in the high school curriculum and know the higher education and career options in the Biotechnology field. In addition to her role with CABP, Pattarkine leads the Biotechnology graduate and undergraduate programs at Harrisburg University of Science and technology. 

The Educators’ Workshop is ideal for high school educators teaching Biology, AP Biology, Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Genetics, and many other science disciplines, as well as counselors, administrators, and career guidance staff.

Working with educators and other leaders from Central Pennsylvania’s area biotech firms, government agencies, industry, local community colleges, and area school districts, CABP delivers a quality educational collaborative programs to high school and college students, and science career-seekers. Courses taught through the program prepare area students to enter the biotech workforce, thereby decreasing the time companies need to train employees and ensuring biotech firms have access to qualified workers.

Interested participants can reach out to Alex Gibson at


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