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Nov 17, 2022

Introducing…Assay Development!

The time has come for Dr. Noel, one of the BIT Program’s teaching postdocs who started in the Spring semester of 2022, to offer her unique BIT module to students. Inspired by her work at Baebies, she has spent the last year designing a course that allows students to utilize immunology while designing a functional… 

Oct 31, 2022

Meet Dr. Cartwright!

The pre-health to pre-research track is one often taken by biological sciences students, and there’s a reason why it’s so popular: science is really cool! A few years ago, Dr. Emily Cartwright was one of those students and is now one of the BIT Program’s newest teaching postdoctoral scholars. Coming all the way from California,… 

Oct 14, 2022

Meet Dr. Bullock!

If you know anything about the BIT faculty, it’s that they are some of the most welcoming people you will ever come across. Dr. David Bullock, one of the BIT Program’s newest teaching postdoctoral fellows, is certainly no exception. Just minutes into the interview, I could already tell he is going to make a great… 

Oct 5, 2022

Meet Madison!

Every year the BIT program hires a recently graduated student to serve as their post-baccalaureate lab assistant. The position is held for one year, paid, and a great opportunity for a recent graduate who is looking for more research experience and/or time before continuing their education or entering the workforce. A lot of hands and… 

Sep 27, 2022

BIT SURE 2022 Participants Experience Research Outside of the Classroom

(Taylor Parker) As students get back into the swing of school, the Biotechnology Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (BIT SURE) participants find themselves looking back on their summer with the NC State Biotechnology Program. Each of the 14 students spent their summer working directly under a selected BIT instructor on a project relating to their specialty. The… 

May 26, 2022

What It’s Like to be a Working Dog in the Lab

Service animals help their owners in many areas of their lives, including their academic and professional careers. While that may be limited to office spaces for many professionals, scientists often bring their animals into the lab to help while they’re performing their research. Many people tend to think of guide dogs first when it comes… 

May 20, 2022

COIL Pedagogy: Giving Biotechnology Students an International Experience at Home

Opportunities for students to go abroad remained scarce as the pandemic impacted yet another school year. However, some instructors in the Biotechnology Program have created opportunities for students to interact with their peers abroad through implementing Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) pedagogy in the classroom. Dr. Stefanie Chen and Dr. Melissa Srougi both worked with… 

Apr 29, 2022

New BIT Course is Working with Students to Address the E-Waste Problem

Biotechnology is a truly unique field because it touches so many other fields- in science and beyond. While this is clear in all of the BIT courses, a new course, BIT 295 Biotechnology and Sustainability, drives this idea home by teaching students not only about biotechnology, but also about how it interacts with sustainability efforts… 

Apr 10, 2022

Teaching Postdoc Program Trains Thoughtful and Effective Instructors

Many of the instructors in the Biotechnology Program are participants in the teaching postdoctoral program, which is a three-year program focused on mentoring postdocs through teaching experiences. Unlike other teaching postdoctoral positions, the BIT Program emphasizes honing the craft of teaching by providing a mix of opportunities, both in the laboratory and the classroom, designed… 

Mar 28, 2022

Meet Dr. Noel!

Dr. Sophie Noel joined the BIT Program in January as our newest Teaching Postdoctoral Scholar. A former doctoral student at NC State, she was especially interested in joining the Program after her former positive experiences completing the BIT minor. “[When coming to NC State for graduate school], I saw a lot of value in having this resource…