We wrapped the 32nd Annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium on Saturday evening in Santa Clara. For those of you trying to follow along at home, the Twitter #csuperb live feed
is a good look back! Amanda Melanese from CSU San Marcos tweeted: “Thank you #csuperb for hosting a great conference! We learned, laughed, shared, and met some amazing people. Leaving feeling inspired and grateful to be a part of @calstate.”
This year the 2020 CSUPERB Award recipients are:
2020 Andreoli Faculty Service Award: Edith Porter (Biological Sciences, CSU Los Angeles)
2020 CSUPERB Faculty Research Award: Vas Narayanaswami (Biochemistry, CSU Long Beach)
2020 Crellin Pauling Student Teaching Awards: Alex Ku (Master’s degree candidate, Chemistry, CSU Fullerton) and Felix Munoz (Masters’s degree candidate, Medical Physics, San Diego State University)
2020 Glenn Nagel Undergraduate Research Award: Jacob Parres-Gold (CSU Los Angeles, Yixian Wang group)
2020 Don Eden Graduate Student Research Award: Tyler Powell (CSU Los Angeles, Edith Porter group)
The symposium is a culmination of volunteer hours, workshop design, committee work, award nominations, abstract selection and name badge assembly. The many thanks received should be distributed across the community that pulls this event off each year. We don’t have symposium images back from our photographer yet, but one group is pictured below as representative of the CSU-wide energy gathered at the symposium. This was the faculty-student group from Cal Poly Pomona, CSU Bakersfield and San Francisco State that designed and ran the Deep Learning in Biotechnology workshop on Thursday afternoon. I hope Ms. Melanese’s Tweet above demonstrates some of the good work the CSU’s biotechnology community did in Santa Clara this week!
One theme of the symposium was making connections with our alumni. This year the newly-formed CSUPERB Alumni Relations taskforce rejuventated our LinkedIn Group. You can join here if you’re interested in connecting with CSU biotech alumni: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2073023/
. We used the LinkedIn group to recruit speakers and mentors to the symposium. After hearing from our alumni, the FCG recommends that faculty dust off (or create) their own LinkedIn profiles if they are interested in keeping in touch with alumni or connecting with the biotech ecosystem beyond campus!