Biotech Career Workshop
Providing students with STEM skills and resources in preparation for biotech careers
The Biotech Career Workshop is an immersive, full-day experience designed specifically for students to foster their interest in biotechnology and entrepreneurship. It aims to provide students with the knowledge, skills and resources necessary to pursue successful careers in the biotech industry while encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship. The day is thoughtfully crafted to provide hands-on learning opportunities, interactive sessions, and engaging discussions to foster curiosity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
During the workshop, students will tour BioLabs Pegasus Park, hear from a panel of biotech professionals and entrepreneurs about careers, be presented with a community health problem and take part in a team project that will “pitch” a solution — the formation of a company, nonprofit or campaign — to solve the real-world public health problem. Students will embark on a transformative journey during the Biotech Career Workshop, discovering the endless possibilities that STEM and biotechnology offer for their future careers.
9:15am Intro/history of LaunchBio/BioLabs
9:30am Public health talk
10:00am Rotation 30 min sessions
- BioLabs Tour
- Introduction to Pitching
- Design Thinking session
11:30am Group work on pitch / infographic
12:20pm Group work on pitch / infographic
1:00pm Three minute pitch sessions from groups
1:30pm Feedback / group reflection
1:40pm Small group career discussion with volunteers
2:00pm Dallas College presentation
Volunteer Mentors + Judges
CEO, EtiraRx, Inc
Supriya Sinha, PhD
Asst. Director Commercialization Relations, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Susheel Kumar, PhD
Manager Business Development, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Zaira Juarez, PhD, JD
Commercialization Success Partner , UTSW Office for Technology Development
Terry Lange Jr.
Commercialization Success Partner, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Aaron Bencomo, MD
Director, Business Development, BioNTX
Co-Founder & CEO, Articulate Labs
Kejin Zhou, PhD
Founder and CEO, Reinvigoron Theratech Inc.
Communication and Design Specialist, BioLabs
Program Coordinator, UTSW