The University of New Hampshire at Manchester, Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI) and CELLINK are excited to announce the first annual BioHackNH event on May 18 and 19, 2018 in the STEM Discovery Lab at UNH Manchester. During the two-day hackathon, college students interested in STEM and regenerative manufacturing are invited to explore its possibilities by engaging in real-world problem-solving. Participants will have the opportunity to:
“We had been brainstorming ways to support the exciting developments around Regenerative Manufacturing in Manchester and decided the structure we used at Dyn could be replicated to support local students who have an interest in the space,” said Jeremy Hitchcock, founder and former CEO of Dyn. “By partnering with ARMI, UNH and CELLINK, we’ve assembled an all-star team to create an amazing event students will enjoy.”
Mike Decelle, dean of UNH Manchester and chief workforce officer for ARMI, says bringing academia and industry together is key to building interest in the cutting-edge fields of biotechnology and bioengineering.
“This event will be a catalyst for engaging students in the biosciences manufacturing sector, which is positioned to change lives,” Decelle said. “Students will have the opportunity to see what it’s like to work in this emerging field while connecting with leaders in the industry.”
CELLINK Bioink Officer Patrick Thayer says the education and training of students is extremely important in driving the bioprinting field forward.
"The future innovators in the field will come from students who participate in this and similar programs across the country,” Thayer said. “If we can help by sparking their interests and getting them excited about the field—that alone is worth it.”
BioHackNH is open to college students from any major who are interested in printing bio parts. If you'd like to attend, apply online here. Space is limited. Organizations that are interested in sponsoring the event are encouraged to reach out to Colby@hitchco.xyz.
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