What do High School Teachers, Enzymes and Biofuels Have in Common?
From June 9 - 13, GCC hosted an NSF-funded biomanufacturing workshop for high school teachers. The teachers learned biomanufacturing skills to take back to their classrooms and share with their students.
The biomanufacturing laboratory techniques that the teachers learned are routinely used to make bioproducts, a growing commodity in the modern economy. Well known bioproducts include insulin, biofuel, and enzymes found in detergents.
The group also toured local pharmaceutical company Celgene and AzCATI (Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation) in the East Valley.
Dr. James Tuohy, head of the GCC Biotechnology department, says the response from the community has been fantastic. Thanks to our local education partners, a full roster of high-school teachers attended from Peoria Unified, Glendale Union, Phoenix Union and Dysart Unified school districts.
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