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Learning what works in education: Tami Goetz@TEDxSaltLakeCity
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Added Jun 23, 2011
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Tami Goetz, Utah State Science Advisor, discusses lessons learned from bridging education and industry. Tamara Goetz was appointed by Governor Jon M. Huntsman as State Science Advisor in August of 2007. Prior to her appointment, Goetz served as the director of the Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) Biotechnology Program for six years and helped to create educational programs and resources for students in Utah with support from a grant from the National Science Foundation. After receiving a three-year Advanced Technology Education grant from the National Science Foundation in 2001, Goetz helped to create the 2-year Biotechnology Program at SLCC and a one-year high school Biotechnology Program for juniors and seniors. Additionally, Goetz led InnovaBio (through the support of a National Science Foundation grant), a student-driven, non-profit contract research company that provides high school and college students with opportunities to work as interns for a life science company. Since its creation, InnovaBio has been nationally recognized as an innovative way to establish partnerships between education and industry, while supporting economic development. Tamara is the lead on Utah's US Department of Labor's Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development Initiative (WIRED), which promotes education and training for life sciences in Utah. She is also the Director for the Utah Life Science Economic Development Cluster for the Governor's Office of Economic Development. She ...