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Dec 5, 2012 (3 years and 11 months ago)



Bioscience Career Pathways

in the Innovation Crescent


Implement high school biotechnology career
pathway courses

Increase biotechnology exposure in 7
, 8

and 9

grade science classes in target high schools and
feeder middle schools

Develop articulation agreements between 2+2+2

Evaluate and improve training and implementation


Bioscience Career Pathways

in the Innovation Crescent


Number of students impacted by biotechnology

Career pathways developed

Number of students in career pathways

Articulation agreements in place


1. Status of High School Courses


Biotech R&D Pathway being piloted in Barrow
and Walton County

State Board of Education approved pathway on
July 10

Press release issued

Aligning with science GPS to submit to GDOE for
science elective credit approval

Working with GDOE to define training plan for
CTAE instructors

Launch fall 2009


Biotechnology Research & Development Career

Four course pathway approved by State School Board on July 10,

Introduction to Healthcare Science

Three new courses:

Introduction to Biotechnology

Applications of Biotechnology

Biotechnology Internship/

Independent Research Project


Introduction to Biotechnology

Included in this course is a basic overview of current
trends and careers in biotechnology. Additionally,
emphasis on basic laboratory skills along with the
business, regulatory, and ethical aspects of
biotechnology is included.


Applications of Biotechnology

This course further introduces
students to the fundamentals of

Additional techniques in

Deeper level of laboratory safety

Additional applications in
biotechnology is emphasized.

Prepare students for skill application
in a workplace setting.


Biotechnology Internship/

Independent Research Project

This course is an advanced
course primarily designed for
seniors which places
students in a workplace
setting or offers the
opportunity for students to
complete an independent
research project that applies


Status of High School Courses

Science Elective

to pilot in Gwinnett
County at Central Gwinentt and Brookwood HS) and
DeKalb County (HS TBD)

Target 11
12 grade students

Prerequisites: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics II

Curriculum developed by GCPS and GTC under
WRR funding (teacher stipends)

Submitting to GDOE September 1 for approval

Launch fall 2009


2. Biotech Tasks for Existing Science Curricula

Committee working on 7

grade life science and high school
biology tasks

5 tasks and one culminating activity per grade level

Goal is to include ‘Georgia context’ and post on GDOE website
aligned with GPS and curriculum framework


grade presented to state for review June 18. Minor edits being


grade tasks being completed; expect presentation to state no
later than September.

Middle and high school teacher
leaders being identified.

First training on tasks scheduled for Oct 4; follow
up training Feb
21, 2009

Physical science committees being delayed one year.


Biotechnology Tasks for existing


Grade Life Science

Task Name

Task Description


1. An Oil Spill Investigation

Students will determine the
effects of a simulated oil spill
on the survival of organisms in
an aquatic community.

Micropipeting exercise

You are a member of an environmental emergency response
team. As a team member, you are responsible for identifying
organisms in trouble, rescuing them, and determining the
source of the pollution. Your job is to test water along the coast
at eight different sites to determine if the concentration of oil is
high enough to kill the oysters.

2. Nuclear Transplants

Students will work with a
partner to complete an
activity modeling the removal
of a cell nucleus and the
insertion of an alternate
control center.

Removing ‘nucleus’ from jello

An abandoned baby gray bat has just been brought into the
veterinarian’s office at the local branch of the state’s wildlife
protection agency where you are completing an internship. The
gray bat is an endangered species in Georgia.

At that moment, you hear an announcement that states that
there are positions opening for medical research scientists at
the new Discovery Labs. These scientists will be working on a
special nuclear transplant project.

3. Artificial Heart Valves

Students will work with a
partner to complete an
activity that entails building a
model of a valve and
observing the movement of
fluid through a one
way valve.

Construct artificial heart valve
from disposable glove and
plastic tubing

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has given your
company, Healthy Hearts, a five year grant to develop and test
prototypes for artificial heart valves. The CEO of Healthy
Hearts asks you to be a part of the Heart Valve Development
Team. With great anticipation, you prepare for your first series
of heart valve designs and experiments…


4. Find the Gene

Students will work with a
partner to complete an
activity using jigsaw puzzles
to explore how scientists use
genetic information from a
family to identify a gene
associated with a specific
genetic trait.

Simulated gene mapping
using jigsaw puzzle

Dr. Brown was recently invited by her nephew’s science
teacher to visit his seventh grade class and discuss her work
with the students as part of a career exploration program.
Instead of simply talking about her job, Dr. Brown decided to
have the students “experience” the type of work that she does
by performing a simulated gene mapping procedure.

5. Fish Sticks

Students will work with a
partner to complete a
population genetics simulation
about fish.

Students will fill in a table with
information gathered from
choosing colored craft sticks
in a simulated exchange of
genetic material (genes).

The students will observe and
record the genotype and
phenotype make
up of the

The students will also observe
change in response to
environmental conditions and
the possible outcomes
because of these conditions.

Use colored sticks, beads,
etc. to simulate population
genetics changes in response
to environmental challenge.

An environmental disaster occurs. Factory waste harmful to
algae is dumped into the stream, killing much of the algae very
rapidly. The remaining rocks and sand are good camouflage
for the yellow, red, and orange fish. Now the green fish are
easily spotted by predators and can’t survive or reproduce.


6. Culminating Activity

Labradoodle, Inc.

The culminating task will
involve students
conducting research and
making presentations to
the "Board of Directors"
(this board may be a
group of local scientists
and/or colleagues, etc.)

of a multinational biotech
corporation at its annual
stockholders meeting.

Specific issues/questions
are assigned to different
departments to research:

Legal, Finance, Human
Sales/Marketing, R&D

Labradoodle is an international company specializing in
the development and production of genetically
engineered products. The company has posted record
profits over the last four quarters. C.E.O., Dr. Demetrius
Green, has decided to take some of the company’s
earnings and invest it in two new projects: Design
and Replace

He asked the head of each department to prepare to
work together to breed and care for hundreds of
different kinds of genetically engineered pets. The
company would need to work efficiently to keep the
company economically viable long enough to achieve
two special objectives: cloning “Replace
pets” and
engineering “Design

Each department was given a special problem to
research. The department heads were also told that
they would have to present their solutions to the Board
of Directors by next Monday morning.


Task Name

Task Description


1. Gel Electrophoresis

No Electronics at School! Who broke the

Students will work with a partner to perform a
lab simulation to identify the owner of an
electronic device left in a classroom and
subsequently claimed by four different
students. Students will model the processes
of electrophoresis and DNA fingerprinting

While straightening up her classroom at the
end of her first day back, she found that an
electronic device with earphones that had
been left behind a stack of books on one of
the work benches.

Her classes were just beginning their study of
genetics, and Ms. Middleton proposed that
they conduct a DNA test to identify which of
the four students might be the owner of the
electronic device.

2. Disease Detection and Prevention (ELISA)

Prepare and set up lab for class. Exchange
simulated body fluids and perform a
quantitative ELISA. Find out who was
originally infected, research prevention
and treatment of Hepatitis B in the U. S

There was a question about whether some
bug was going around since so many students
were complaining. To better understand what
may have happened, your class has been
selected to participate in research on the
outbreak of disease at your school. You will
conduct an experiment using biotechnology.
You will simulate the spread of a disease that
is transmitted through contact with blood or
body fluids. After exposure, each group
member will take on the role of Biotechnology
Lab Technician by conducting an ELISA. One
member from each group will assume the role
of Epidemiologists and investigate what is
happening at your school based on the results
you report from conducting the ELISA. The
suspected outbreak is related to Hepatitis B.

Biotechnology Tasks for existing

High School Biology


3. Enzyme activity




4. DNA Isolation from various sources



5. Bacterial transformation



6. Culminating Task

Contaminated Vaccine

Students will investigate a Vaccine Adverse
Event and make a research support by
following simulated investigative procedures.
They will present their findings to an invited
guest who will act as the Medical Officer for
the Health Department.

A prominent manufacturing company in the
Midwestern U.S. has produced a vaccine
called Salmon A that is very effective in
preventing Salmonavian Flu. Today on PRE
TEND News a NEWS FLASH! came through
that the WHO or CDC had launched an
investigation of mysterious deaths following
patients receiving the Salmon A Vaccine. The
magnitude and severity of this problem
warrants a full scaled investigation. Your
class will be divided into teams and involved in
conducting the investigation.


3. Articulation and pathways

High school courses are planned to be dual enrollment
or articulated with ATC or GTC

GTC may teach DeKalb course

ATC plans to teach Walton Career Academy

Beginning expanded discussions on relating ATC/GTC
courses to four year institutions


4. Evaluation





ICIN Designated Member


Cathy Lewis

Sr. Human Resources

July 8

Cathy Lewis

Sr. Human Resources Manager


Fabrice Egros


July 9

Joe Wilbanks

Director of Human Resources


Larry Dillaha


July 10

John Sharkey, VP of Business Development

Brian Adams, Director of Business


Ed Perkins, CEO

July 28

Sandra Mathis

Human Resources Manager


Stephen Hill, CEO

July 29


Dan Brown, CEO

Lavetra Tydus

Assoc. Director,
Clinical Operations

July 30

Lavetra Tydus

Assoc. Director, Clinical Operations

Ciba Vision

M. K. Raheja, Global
Head Research, Dev.
and Eng.

Andrea Saia, CEO

Aug 11


Dan Swaine

VP Human Resources