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The STUDENTfacturED® enterprise is the result of the creation and implementation of The Biomanufacturing Enterprise for Innovative Student Training & Entrepreneurship project.   This is a pioneering training program directed at the effective teaching and reinforcement of core concepts and skills (such as applicable production and critical thinking skills and a foundational understanding of quality systems and relevant government regulations) desired by employers in the biotechnology manufacturing (biomanufacturing) industry.

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) houses this training program, which involves the development and establishment of the STUDENTfacturED® contract manufacturing organization business enterprise.   It  complements the Biotechnology Program by actively engaging students in all aspects of biomanufacturing to produce assorted biotechnology reagents that are essential to college and high school lab-based biotechnology courses.

This “learning by doing for real” is a highly effective, efficient, and contextualized project-based teaching strategy for concepts and skills that are best mastered through practical application.  Students not only benefit from directly engaging in manufacturing activities, but also from improving the education of fellow students by supplying them with essential instructional materials.

The milestones for STUDENTfacturED® project at a glance:
 
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        2015 Spring Semester . . . . . . . . .

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        2015 Fall Semester . . . . . . . . . . .

Idea for STUDENTfacturED® business / training enterprise was developed
 
MasterControl donates All Access management software suite to the Biomanufacturing Program for student training
 
Project proposal submitted to NSF ATE program
 
NSF ATE project grant awarded to Salt Lake Community College;
Vivian Ngan-Winward, Principal Investigator
Supports development and implementation of STUDENTfacturED® project for 3 years
 
School of Business faculty mentors joined the project
 
Project personnel developed STUDENTfacturED® internship infrastructure
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Article about STUDENTfacturED® enterprise published in QED News, the newsletter for the American Society for Quality Education Division members
 
STUDENTfacturED® enterprise launches and begins training students (1st cohort of interns)
 
Project personnel continue to develop STUDENTfacturED® infrastructure
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Chapter about STUDENTfacturED® program published in Advancing the STEM Agenda - Quality Improvement Supports STEM, Veenstra, Padro, Furst-Bowe (eds). ASQ Press.
 
STUDENTfacturED® program begins training 2nd cohort of interns (1 intern from Spring 2012 returning)
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First 2 STUDENTfacturED®  products identified: unknown plasmid samples (for student assessment) and cheek cell DNA extraction kit
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Article about STUDENTfacturED® program (from Fall 2011) reprinted in Global View, the newsletter for the American Society for Quality Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Division members
 
STUDENTfacturED® program begins training 3rd cohort of interns (5 interns from Fall 2012 returning)
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Manufacturing for first 2 products begins, under control of an informal quality management system
 
STUDENTfacturED® program begins training 4th cohort of interns (1 intern from Spring 2012 returning)
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1-year, no-cost extension of NSF ATE grant approved
 
 
 




A new partnership with INNOVABIO director, Mary Nelson, allows STUDENTfacturED® enterprise to contract research and development of new products through the parallel internship.
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Article about STUDENTfacturED® project was published October 7th 2013 on ATE@20 blog, the blog for ATE Central members.

2 new STUDENTfacturED® interns from biotechnology program begin design on new molecular weight ladder product.
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STUDENTfacturED® enterprise hires first full-time, dedicated staff member, Chloe Cigarroa, to help manage project operations.
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Online ordering system is validated and new customers are delivered plasmid product.

2 new STUDENTfacturED® interns from biotechnology program begin working on projects and production and are hired as part-time employees to support development and production.
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Mary Nelson becomes new Project Investigator over NSF ATE grant and works with former PI, Vivian Ngan-Winward, to ensure transition of the project management is seamless.
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1-year, no-cost extension of NSF ATE grant is approved.

A curriculum developer is hired to help develop design controls, manage records, and pursue compliance for a  research and development project related to the existing plasmid product.
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4 new STUDENTfacturED® interns from biotechnology program begin working on projects and production.
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Mary Nelson and Chloe Cigarroa present STUDENTfacturED® program at 2014 ATE Conference hosted by NSF and AACC.