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TEDxSaltLakeCity - Tami Goetz - Learning what works in Education

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 U.S. 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 was the PI on a US Department of Labor Community-Based Job Training grant that is supporting the creation of the new Biomanufacturing program at Salt Lake Community College. She served on the Governor's State Advisory Council for science and technology and also on the Board of Directors for The Leonardo. She was recognized as "40 Under 40 Rising Stars" in 2004 and "30 Women to Watch" in 2007 by Utah Business magazine. She also received the Award of Merit by the National Association for Career and Technical Education for her work to support science and math secondary education programs. Tamara received the 2008 Women Technology Council's "Community Builder" award. She received her BS and MS degrees in Physiology at the University of Missouri-Columbia, her PhD in Biochemistry and Biophysics at Washington State University and completed her post-doctoral training at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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