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Collin College To Host 10th Annual Biotech Conference June 24

June 10, 2010 – Collin College’s Biotechnology Educators Conference will celebrate its 10th anniversary when the annual event convenes on Thursday, June 24 at the Spring Creek Campus Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, in Plano.

Themed “Solutions for a Green Planet,” this year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Travis Miller, associate department head and extension program leader for Soil and Crop Sciences, Texas AgriLife Extension Service. Dr. Miller will discuss, “A Decade into the Biofuel Age: Will it Pencil Out?”

In addition to Dr. Miller, the conference will include lunch, a trade show, door prizes and a variety of green-themed breakout workshops.

Topics covered range from “The Power of the Wind,” “Dietary Habits of Urban Coyotes,” and “Biological Nitrogen Fixation” to “Water Quality and Safety,” “Biomass: A Renewable Resource” and “Forensic Science – Like TV but REAL!,” and more.

The conference is open to the public and targets primarily teachers, educators, county extension agents, outreach professionals and college students.  General admission is $30 and $20 for students. This fee includes lunch and admittance to Dr. Martin’s keynote address, participation in your choice of three breakout sessions and conference materials.

Pre-registration is required to attend this event and can be completed at https://agrilifevents.tamu.edu/ (Keyword Search: Biotechnology).

The conference is a collaborative effort of several institutions, including Collin College, Region 10 Education Service Center, AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Woman’s University.

For more information about the conference, contact Betty Steinmetz at 972.881.5853 or e-mail esteinmetz@collin.edu or Jenny Leone at 972.952.9258 or jleone@ag.tamu.edu.

Collin College serves about 46,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.