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Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium (BABEC)

The Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium (BABEC) is a regional network of local science education organizations based in the Northern California Bay Area. BABEC is dedicated to increasing student understanding of key concepts in molecular biology and raising student awareness of applications and careers in biotechnology. In the process, BABEC is enabling systemic reform in an important area of science education by helping teachers bring relevant, thought-provoking, hands-on activities into the classroom.

BABEC Activities:

  • Workshops
  • Equipment loan
  • Curricula
  • National Biotechnology Education Conference


 BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute (BTCI)


Founded in 1993 and located in Madison, Wisconsin, the Biopharmaceutical Technology Center Institute (BTCI) is a not-for-profit organization operated exclusively for educational, scientific and cultural purposes.  It focuses on building effective partnerships to provide a wide range of programs, including biotechnology field trips, youth apprenticeships, teacher workshops, advanced courses for life science researchers, scientific symposia, and the Annual International Bioethics Forum.

FOTODYNE and the BTCI established the Life Science Education Partnership (LSEP) in 2001.  This partnership is an extension of a long-standing collaborative relationship between the two organizations and the teachers they serve.

 LSEP Activities:

  • Hands-on biotechnology workshops
  • Classroom equipment loan program
  • Discounted pricing on FOTODYNE Educational Products
  • Percentage of FOTODYNE sales from partnerships donated to BTCI


Amgen-Bruce Wallace Biotechnology Lab Program

About the Amgen-Bruce Wallace Biotechnology Lab Program

The Amgen-Bruce Wallace Biotechnology Lab Program is an educational outreach program that provides equipment, curriculum assistance and supplies to high schools and colleges. The program integrates a hands-on, inquiry-based molecular biology curriculum designed to introduce, with extensive teacher support, the excitement of scientific discovery to students. Each year, over 10,000 high school and college students and faculty participate in this laboratory experience and have the opportunity to explore the steps involved in creating biotechnology therapeutics. The reach of this program has been extraordinary--with over 100,000 students exposed to the fundamentals of biotechnology across multiple states.



  • Teacher workshops
  • Equipment loan
  • Curricula


  • Los Angeles, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Bellevue, WA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Westminster, CO
  • Larimer County, CO
  • Boulder County, CO
  • Providence, RI
  • Humacao, PR