OPRF student earns spot in international science competition

Originally posted by The Chicago Tribune

Oak Park and River Forest High School senior Grace Niewijk works on her biomedical project using the slime of the Pacific hagfish. Niewijk is competing with the project in an international science challenge. (Allison Hennings, Handout)

Oak Park and River Forest High School senior Grace Niewijk works on her biomedical project using the slime of the Pacific hagfish. Niewijk is competing with the project in an international science challenge. (Allison Hennings, Handout)

By Wes Venteicher, Tribune reporter

Oak Park and River Forest High School senior Grace Niewijk has developed a new medical use for the slime of the Pacific hagfish, and is pitting her research against 14 other American students and one Canadian in an international science competition.

The winner of the 2014 International BioGENEius Challenge will be announced June 24 in San Diego, BioGENEius spokeswoman Janelle Curtis said in an email.

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Announcing WhiteCityEvents

 

WCEVENTS

 

 

We are excited to announce the launch of WhiteCityEvents. Our goal is to provide the community with greater visibility and connectivity, building partnerships with organizations to help publicize their programs. Providing you with a comprehensive listing of all the Medtech, Biopharma, Healthtech, Networking and Educational programming in the Chicagoland area.

Click here to check out the calendar.

If you are an event organizer, you can add your program to our calendar by clicking on the green button at the top right of the Calendar website: www.TheWhiteCityEvents.com

We will be rolling out a number of additional web amenities for the community in the next couple weeks, stay tuned.

Facebook alum’s startup makes science class more fun for budding innovators

MysteryScience cofounder Doug Peltz Image Credit: MysteryScience

MysteryScience cofounder Doug Peltz
Image Credit: MysteryScience

“Science class is basically vocabulary class today.” That’s Keith Schacht, cofounder of MysteryScience, a startup coming out of stealth today.

He says kids figure out by the sixth grade whether they like science or not, and it’s important to find a way to break away from these vocabulary classes and hook more kids into science before they reach that critical age.

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Friday Video: Bench to Biotech: Launching Your First Life Science Startup

Program and video by

Speakers:

Nancy Chang, PhD- founder of Tanox
Glauco Souza, PhD- CSO of nano3D Biosystems
Jack Gill, PhD- founder of Vanguard Ventures
Brad Burke, MBA- Managing Director of Rice Alliance

Do you have a program you would like recorded and hosted online?  Contact me.

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Withdrawal

For those of you who are experiencing BIO Withdrawl, or who couldn't make any of the sessions. Below I have provided a collection of panels that you could have seen at the convention.

 

Rare No More – A Conversation at PhRMA12 in Boston

 

Show Me the Money: Reimbursement in an ACA World

 

Orphan Drugs: Making Rare Disease Rarer

 

Small Companies Thinking Big: China Tactical Strategies

 

I hope this helps with some if the withdrawl you may be having. Thanks to BIO and PhRMA for posting the videos.

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