UW Master of Science in Biotechnology Program: An Excellent Fit for both Scientists and Business Professionals

WebinarsThe University of Wisconsin’s Master of Science in Biotechnology Program (MS-Biotechnology Program) is uniquely designed for working professionals who would like to further their careers in biotechnology.  It is based on an interdisciplinary curriculum that focuses on the science, law, and business of biotechnology.

Faculty represent both the academic and corporate worlds.  This has allowed the program to remain extremely applied and to focus on the skills essential for success in global biotechnology industries.

The program has been collaborating since its inception in 2002 with the BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute (BTC Institute) to provide the three laboratory-based Molecular Technologies courses.

As noted on the program’s website (www.ms-biotech.wisc.edu), it offers:

  • A curriculum like no other that integrates topics in science, business, and law
  • Powerful skills that bring the “big picture” of life sciences product development into clear focus
  • Exclusive evening/weekend courses allowing you to work full-time while enrolled
  • A completed degree in less than two years

Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the program, it is ideally suited for working professionals with either science backgrounds and training, or those with business or legal experience, or both.  The strong cohort nature of the program allows students with varying backgrounds to assist each other in working on topics that are not familiar to them. Continue reading “UW Master of Science in Biotechnology Program: An Excellent Fit for both Scientists and Business Professionals”

Playing to Foster Creativity and Innovation

My three-year-old daughter runs into the kitchen where I am preparing tonight’s dinner. “Can we go play now?”

“Not right now, I need to get dinner ready.”

I set the famous family pasta sauce to simmer, giving it one more quick stir, fill the heavy duty pasta pot with water to boil and start slicing bread to make garlic toast.

“Now?” She comes back in and asks.

“No, not now. I’m still working. Do you want to help?”

“Yes. I spread butter.” So she takes her finger, pokes it into the softened butter, and runs away eating the clump of butter on her finger.

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I am the youngest, with older siblings who introduced me to Monty Python at an early age, but I really didn’t gain an appreciation for the work of John Cleese until my husband introduced me to the British comedy Faulty Towers. I have never laughed so hard—what a good cardiac workout . So, when my supervisor told me about an online video clip of John Cleese talking about creativity as I was preparing a workshop on writers block, I was interested. Continue reading “Playing to Foster Creativity and Innovation”