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2013 Biotechnology Poster Symposium

The Jordan Applied Technology Center invites you to the 6th Annual Biotechnology Poster Symposium at Utah Valley University on Friday, May 10, 2013. High school students from the Jordan Applied Technology Center will display and discuss their research project. This event is an opportunity for the public, including industry and business partners, to interact with some of Utah’s future scientists.

What: 6th Annual Biotechnology Poster Symposium

Who: High school students from the
Jordan Applied Technology Center

Where: Utah Valley University
800 West University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058

When: Friday, May 10, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
(Award Ceremony begins at 2:00 p.m.)

Biotechnology harnesses cellular and biomolecular processes to develop technologies and products that help improve our lives and the health of our planet. The bioscience industry is one of the most innovative and important economic drivers in the United States, accounting for over 1.6 million jobs and an additional 5 million jobs in the U.S. due to the economic multiplier effect. Bioscience jobs require a highly skilled workforce and therefore result in jobs paying on average 79 percent more than the average worker in the United States’ private sector.1

Occupations in the field of Biotechnology include:

Biochemists and Biophysicists study the chemical and physical principles of living things and of biological processes such as cell development, growth, and heredity.

Biotechnology Technicians help biological and medical scientists conduct laboratory tests and experiments.

Immunohematologists perform immunohematology tests, recommends blood problem solutions to doctors, and serves as consultant to blood bank and community: Visually inspects blood in specimen tubes for hemolysis.

Microbiologists study the growth, development, and other characteristics of microscopic organisms such as bacteria, algae, and fungi.

Toxicologists conduct research aimed at improving overall human health. They often use clinical trials and other investigative methods to reach their findings.

Students can learn about careers in the field of Biotechnology through participating in Career and Technical Education (CTE). Talk to your school counselor about the Biotechnology Pathway at your school.

 1Biotechnology Industry Organization

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