← Utah CTE Blog Home

4th Annual Biotechnology Poster Symposium

On Friday, May 13, 2011 the Jordan School District, Salt Lake Community College, and Utah Valley University hosted the 4th Annual Biotechnology Poster Symposium at the Salt Lake City Public Library.

The event was an opportunity for the public to view posters of research projects conducted by forty high school, college, and university students, as well as interact with some of Utah’s budding scientists.

Biotechnology is a dynamic career field that is expanding by leaps and bounds. “Biotechnology has become the centerpiece of therapy of all ailments, from heart disease and cancers to the common cold,” says Carl B. Feldbaum, president of Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). Biotechnology is predicted to be one of the most important applied sciences of the 21st century.

Winners from the 2011 Biotechnology Poster Symposium were:

1st Year High School Level

1st – Emily Simek

Emily Simek


2nd – Lynnzie Kipp

Lynnzie Kipp


3rd – Sydni Jones

Sydni Jones


InnovaBio 2nd Year High School Level

1st – Joey Garzarelli

2nd – Stephen Williams

3rd – Andrew Davis

InnovaBio College Level

1st – Desiree Gates

2nd – Erik Huynh

3rd – Crystal Payne

3rd – Josh Steenstra

Photos from the 4th Annual Biotechnology Poster Symposium

Learn about the Career and Technical Education Health Science Biotechnology Pathway at http://www.utahcte.org/career/health-science/biotechnology.php and get started!

Leave a Reply