ACC Biotechnology Program in the News

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Congratulations Biotechnology Program Faculty and Staff for their ACC Teaching Excellence Nominations – 2015!

  • Jack O’Grady – Professor
  • Samantha Croft – Associate Professor
  • Andrew Harper – Adjunct Faculty
  • Sulatha Dwarakanath – Adjunct Faculty
  • Steven Spurlock – Staff

Advanced Commercialization ACCelerator virtual groundbreakingGroundbreaking for ACC’s Advanced Commercialization ACCelerator
Science industry representatives and community leaders joined Austin Community College as it unveiled plans for its Advanced Commercialization ACCelerator at a virtual groundbreaking February 4 in ACC Highland!
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At ACC’s Major & Career Day potential ACC students learn how to use Micropipettes!
On Oct 23rd, 2015, Highland Campus was host to ACC’s Major and Career Day! This event is designed for high school students to explore potential career pathways here at ACC. Read more…


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Biotech Program sees 18 students graduate at Austin Community College’s Fall 2016 Commencement
Biology Department Faculty member, Jack O’Grady cheers on ACC’s Fall 2016 graduates at Frank Erwin Center. We are so proud of our student’s hard work and achieving their academic and career goals. Way to go graduates! Read more…


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First Annual AC2 Commercialization Seminar Series and Poster Symposium
Over 30 faculty, staff, students & industry partners gathered for ACC’s first annual AC2 seminar series and poster symposium. Luminex Corp’s Dr. Amy Altman, Vice President of Biodefense & Protein Diagnostics gave a riveting talk on her work on xMAP technology and its application in biodefence. Read more…


EPA2-300x214ACC students receive EPA award for innovative water disinfection project
A team of 26 Austin Community College (ACC) students was awarded honorable mention for their solar-powered water disinfection system at the National Sustainable Design Expo in Alexandria, Virginia April 11 – 12. Read more…


accnews-thumb133x167-sonyaThe fight for a better life: Sonja Tellez rises from high school dropout to biotechnician
“A lot of my classmates already had degrees. They held bachelor’s and master’s and were coming to ACC to get more credentials. Here I was, still taking remedial math,” says Tellez. “But I had come so far already, and I didn’t want to give up.” Read more…


accnews-thumb133x167-stemACC STEM students to present water disinfection system to EPA
“The future depends on sustainable products,” says Ben Jeffries, ACC STEM student. “We applied last year for an EPA grant to help us research and design a product that would help us find ways to reuse greywater. Amazingly, the EPA liked our idea.” Read more…


accnews-thumb133x167-wetlabState awards ACC $4.9M for biotech research wet lab
“This is an exciting opportunity for our students and our community partners,” says Dr. Richard Rhodes, ACC president/CEO. “ACC has a long history of providing Central Texas industries the workforce and tools they need to prosper. This lab will take that commitment to a new level.” Read more…


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