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In Seattle, Biotechnology Is On the Upswing

The biotech industry is booming. Some reservations notwithstanding, influxes of venture capital reflect economic robustness in the biotech market, and the recent pledge of funds for personalized (or "precision") medical research by the Obama administration reflect widespread public interest in the industry.


Decoding the Biotech Job Listing

The requirements of "good communication skills" and "comfortable working in a multidisciplinary setting" on a biotech job listing are common, but what do these mean in practice? For work in biotech, there's often more than meets the eye in a job posting.


Making STEM Your Daughter's BFF

A leading education group has attracted some big names to help it in its mission to get more youngsters involved in tech.

Nearly 50 organizations -- including Girls Who Code, Harvard and the Smithsonian Science Education Center -- partnered with "100Kin10," a group fostering science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.


A Promising Way to Grow Body Parts Using An Apple


Biohacker and TED Fellow Andrew Pelling creates living, functional biological objects that don't exist in nature -- without deliberately modifying DNA in any way. In his lab at the University of Ottawa, he's even figured out how to use apples and human cells to make ears in a petri dish. But how do you do that -- and more importantly, why would you want to? The answer is surprisingly simple, and could mean greater access to medical innovation and well-being for all.


Community Corps/Technology Corps


NPower mobilizes the tech community and provides individuals, nonprofits and schools opportunities to build tech skills and achieve their potential through its two signature programs. The Technology Service Corps builds brighter futures for underserved young adults and veterans through free technology and professional skills training. The Community Corps is a skills-based volunteering program engaging technology professionals with high impact schools, innovative nonprofits, and its own custom opportunities.


The Space Foundation


The Space Foundation is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space, and is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity."

The Space Foundation's New Generation program was founded in 2008 as a forum to foster meaningful, long-term peer relationships between space professionals aged 35 and younger.


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