ATE Impacts 2020-2021

Coordination Network for Advanced Biomanufacturing Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI Consortium Creates Infrastructure for Careers in Cell & T issue Manufac turing This coordination network promotes STEM career pathways in advanced manufacturing of cell and tissue-based products (AMCTP). Relying on a new kind of manufacturing, the process uses robotics, microfluidics, computational modeling, and engineering to construct biologically relevant products composed of living cells in combination with natural or synthetic materials. This cross-disciplinary field is built Careers in advanced manufacturing of cell and tissue-based products begin with mastery of laboratory skills. upon advancements in micro and nano-scale technologies, biotechnology, stem cell biology, genome editing, biofabrication, and tissue engineering. AMCTP products have the potential to treat medical conditions such as neurodegenerative diseases, heart diseases, and cancers. To generate a highly-skilled, diverse workforce for AMCTP, the consortium is identifying AMCTP core competencies; disseminating information about workforce education options; and fostering sustainability with a structure for public-private partnerships. Technician Training in Gene Editing (ffiGE) Delaware Technical Community College, Newark, DE Students & Faculty Acquire Gene-Editing Skills TTiGE, a collaboration of Delaware Technical Community College (DTCC) and the Gene Editing Institute at Christiana Care Health System, delivers cutting-edge CRISPR gene-editing curricula to community college students and instructors. Dozens of DTCC students have learned CRISPR gene-editing techniques through the hands-on laboratories, two courses, and Community college instructors performgene-editing lab activities in workshops at DTCC. capstone experiences that allow them to explore a topic of their choice in-depth. The 31 community college faculty members-from 22 institutions in 12 states-who participated in the project's first four workshops reported making notable gains in their understanding of scientific content and how to incorporate gene-editing content into their courses. Three more workshops will be offered in 2019- 2020.