Organizational Committee:

Dr. Arturo Ayon
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy at UTSA
 

Dr. Madhavrao (Rao) Govindaraju
SAI Global Technologies, Inc
 

Dr. Randolph D. Glickman
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
 

Dr. John Grillo
Academic Workforce Programs at NVC
 

Dr. Kelly Nash
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy at UTSA
 

Dr. Vasiliki (Vicky) Zorbas Poenitzsch
Southwest Research Institute
 

Dr. Arturo Ponce
Depart. of Physics and Astronomy at UTSA

Dr. Bharathi Subramaniasiva
Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute, UTSA
 

Dr. Wilson Terrell
Dept. of Engineering Sciences at Trinity University
 

Dr. Walt Trybula
Texas State University, San Marcos & Trybula Foundation, Inc., Austin
 

Dr. Stephen Wellinghoff
Southwest Research Institute
 

Dr. Miguel Yacaman
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy at UTSA
 

Dr. Qiaoying Joy Zhou
Academic Workforce Programs at Northwest Vista College
 

 

San Antonio Nano-Technology Forum (SANTF)

SANTF Networking Lunch Series

Working with Academics and Industry to achieve Workforce Readiness in Biotechnology

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Time: 12.00 – 1.00 PM [Free Pizza will be served]

Speaker:

Dr. Sulatha Dwarakanath, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Nano Science Diagnostics, Inc. Associate Professor, Biotechnology, Austin Community College

ABSTRACT:
Biotechnology is growing field with emerging new subfields such as Medical Devices, Stem Cell therapy etc. Biotech industry landscape in central Texas is growing rapidly. There is a huge need for skilled workforce in this area. This talk will be focused on how Austin Community College works closely with industry and has created a state of the art workforce program in biotechnology, building a 8,000 sq.ft. wet lab incubator and created a CRO.

Venue:

Northwest Vista College

Room: MLH104

See map

3535 N Ellison Drive

San Antonio, Texas 78251

 

Please RSVP to: info@santf.net on or before April 19, 2016. Please check our website (www.santf.net) for complete program details and upcoming meeting schedule.

Guests can park in any of the parking lots (Parking Lots # 1 or 2) closer to the MLH building. Additional parking space can be found in Parking Lots # 3, 4 and Prickly Pear parking garage.

Refer to Flyer for addtional details and direction. Link to Flyer is in upper right column.

 

SANTF Purpose:

SANTF aims to provide participants with information on the state of nanotechnology research in Greater San Antonio institutions, presents trends in industry and research universities, informs innovative applications of nanotechnology, information related to current work in progress towards establishing national skills standards, details the involvement and support of national professional societies, and the current technician education programs supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The newly formed SANTF strives to build stronger communication and networking opportunities between educational and private businesses, both regionally and nationally; to solidify pipelines in education and stimulate job creation in the Greater San Antonio area in the field of nanotechnology and STEM related fields.    

Mission:

SANTF brings together researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and companies in the Greater San Antonio area working in the areas of nanomaterials and nanotechnology to showcase innovations related to the development and application of nanotechnology and nanomaterials. 

Goal:

Establish a venue for local researchers, early-stage investors, venture capitalists, and industry leaders to gather and discuss developments in nanotechnology and its applications in the areas of Biomaterials, Energy, Clean Technology, and Sustainability.  

 SANTF brings together major technology players in the area to form strong alliances among the researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), Texas Biomedical Research Institute, Alamo Community Colleges, Trinity University, Texas State University in San Marcos, and other educational institutions. SANTF promotes intellectual creativity in the area of nanotechnology that will create a strong nanotechnology base in San Antonio.    

 The forum is expected to spur productive collaborations among the researchers in Greater San Antonio area and promote innovations leading to scientific discoveries and engineering innovations.  SANTF is committed to enhancing San Antonio’s nanotechnology future and establishing the Alamo City as a global leader in nanotechnology.  

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