The Office of Maricopa County School Superintendent Steve Watson partnered with the Flinn Foundation to offer you and your classrooms opportunities to engage and learn from Arizona Life and Bioscience career professionals during Arizona Bioscience Week and in the Educator Pro Connect Platform.
The Arizona Bioscience Week: Exploring Pathways to Life and Bioscience Careers Series
Did you know Arizona is at the forefront of the biomedical and technology industry? As the profession continues to grow, so will the job opportunities for your students!
“This collaboration provides educators in classrooms across Arizona and anywhere else the internet reaches, with access to video based instructional tools that feature life science professionals sharing what they do, how they do it and how they got to where they are today,” said Joan Koerber-Walker, president & CEO of the Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio).
New video instructional tools are launching at 8 AM each day of Arizona Bioscience Week.
The Office of Maricopa County School Superintendent Steve Watson partnered with the Flinn Foundation to offer teachers and students opportunities to engage and learn from Arizona Life and Bioscience career professionals during Arizona Bioscience Week and in the Educator Pro Connect Platform.
Register to receive notification links to access our videos on demand and to participate in an exclusive Solve-It Challenge, where Maricopa County Teachers may be eligible to win a $100 gift card.
The weeklong program includes daily video presentations including:
Monday, September 26, 2022
Introductions and Bioscience Solve-It ChallengeTeaser:
Join Superintendent Watson and Mary O’Reilly, Ph.D., Vice President, Bioscience Research Programs at the Flinn Foundation, as they guide students through this year’s AZ Bioscience Week. Maricopa County teachers may be eligible to win a $100 gift card if they register and participate in our exclusive Bioscience Solve-It Challenge.
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Industry Spotlight: Innovations in Medical Technology
Are you interested in learning about the exciting innovations in medical technology? In this Industry Spotlight, Nathan Brent, RN, MSN/Ed., the Senior Program Coordinator for the Center for Simulation and Innovation at U of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix, will share how he combines his nursing career with technology to train students for medical careers!
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Industry Spotlight: Optical Detection Technology
Significant advances in modern technology related to optical detection and imaging systems have helped medical professionals unveil novel means of diagnoses down to the cellular level!
In this Industry Spotlight, Dr. Raj Chakraborty, General Manager for Laser Components Detector Group: Life Sciences/Medicine, will share how his career combines engineering and optical detection technology to develop diagnostic solutions for Biosciences!
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Industry Spotlight: Improving Bad Dog Breath with Microbial Biology
Who doesn’t love a nice slobbery kiss from your dog? The only gross part is dealing with the bad breath!
In this Industry Spotlight, Dr. Eric Lyons, Chief Science Officer and co-founder of uPetsia, will share the wonderful world of Microbial biology. Learn how his entrepreneurial spirit led him on a quest to turn smelly dog breath into Happy Dog Breath!
Friday, September 30, 2022
Career Panel: Q&A in Nanotechnology, Synthetic Biotechnology, and Medical Fields
Synthetic Biotechnology, Nanotechnology? Doesn’t that only exist in Sci-Fi or superhero movies? The short answer is NO! Curious about the journey of what it takes to become a registered nurse or physical therapist in-home care? Your students will surely be at the edge of their seats listening to this panel of professionals. Please join us as Dr. Mario Blanco, President, and CEO of Nanopec, Dr. Rebecca Cook, Research Scientist for INanoBio, Bridget Gessel, Registered Nurse and Case Manager at the Mayo Clinic and Asya Rudikoff, Physical Therapist and Director of Strategy and Innovation for Team Select Home Care, share about their respective fields and career journey.