Colliver (2016), reported “Students at South San Francisco high schools will get real-life lab experience right on their own campus next year at Science Garage, a fully functioning biotechnology laboratory complete with centrifuges, thermal cyclers, gel electrophoresis machines and other equipment funded by Genentech Inc.”
Is there a similar project in Indiana? IF not why not? There are a significant number of life science companies (both Medical Device, and Pharmaceutical Manufacturers) in Indiana. In a previous post, we had shared a few fun facts concerning the impact of Indiana’s Medical Device Industry, from the 2015 IMDMC meeting. Did you know…
Think of the possibilities of an academic, industry, government partnership dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, skills, and abilities of high school students. What might happen if an additional 5 or 10% of these students went on to choose a STEM based career?
Colliver, V. (2016, August 30). Science Garage to help South San Francisco students learn biotech. Retrieved August 31, 2016, from http://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Science-Garage-to-help-South-San-Francisco-9193219.php
* Re-Examining the Need for Innovation Capital to Advance Life Science in Indiana prepared for BioCrossroads by Battelle Technology Partnership Practice, Oct 2014
** State Economic Impact of the Medical technology Industry, prepared for AvaMed by the Lewin Group, Inc. June 2010
***From Hearts to Hips, Indiana’s Leadership in Medical Devices, BioCrossroads, 2012