Friday, April 24, 2009

Congratulations, Ms. Fitzgerald

Congratulations to Colleen Fitzgerald, biology teacher at the Woodbury Jr.-Sr. High School. She was informed that she will be on of twenty-eight teachers in the this tri-state region who will attend the Delaware Valley Innovation Network’s (DVIN) Teacher-Leader Program at the annual Biotechnology Institute's Conference on Biotechnology Education.

To provide educators in the DVIN region with the latest life science resources and information, DVIN will pay the entire cost for 28 science educators (two educators from each county in the DVIN region) to participate in this program.

The BIO Teacher-Leader Program will take place Friday, May 15 to Tuesday, May 19, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. The program is the premier science educator training program where participants are encouraged and trained to share teaching methods, life science industry information and resources gained from the program with colleagues upon return.

DVIN will pay the tuition fee which includes attendance at the BIO Industry Organization's International Convention, admission to the Biotechnology Education Banquet, room, board, airfare up to $400, local transportation, program materials and program events.

High school or community college science educators in the DVIN region were encouraged to make application earlier this year. Ms. Fitgerald was one of the teachers selected!


Delaware Valley Innovation Network (DVIN) believes that education is a vital component in developing a pipeline of future life science workers. Important to this effort is ensuring that the necessary resources and information are provided to the educators who teach them.
DVIN, officially launched in 2005, was formed as part of the U.S. Department of Labor Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) initiative. DVIN is a regional partnership and received endorsements from all three governors from Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

DVIN is a 14 county tri-state regional initiative to transform the way in which the region develops its life science talent. Through collaboration, DVIN is working to str
engthen the region’s competitive position in life science on a national and global scale.

For DVIN the life science industry is defined as Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Equipment, Medical Devices, and associated Research and Development.

Whether you are an entrepreneur, CEO, student, teacher, government official, workforce development advocate, working in a life science business, or thinking of working in a life science business, DVIN is providing the latest information and resources available through this interactive web site. Together, we can continue to foster and grow the life science talent in our region.


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