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MichBio Announces Student Career Day at Michigan State University
Date:9/26/2007

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MichBio, the association for Michigan's life sciences industry, announced the MichBio Student Career Day to be held October 16 in East Lansing. Michigan State University has partnered with MichBio to plan and host the free event on its campus. Career Day is intended to introduce high school juniors and seniors from around the state to educational and career opportunities in the life sciences. It takes place on the first day of the MichBio Expo, the largest annual life sciences industry event Michigan, which will occur October 16-17 at the Lansing Center in Lansing.

The Career Day agenda includes breakout sessions led by MSU faculty and life sciences company representatives in the areas of Medical Devices/Bioengineering, Investigative Laboratory Sciences, Biosystems/GIS & GPS, Global Warming & Environmental Sustainability, and Animal Health. The sessions are followed by lunch at the MSU Union and tours of MSU campus research facilities, including the Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Center for Advanced Microscopy, Structural Fire Testing Laboratory, Radiology, and Research Technology Support Facility.

Capacity for the event is 300 students, teachers/chaperones, and registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Registration and information is available at http://www.michbio.org/Expo. Previous Career Day programs have been hosted by Wayne State University and Grand Valley State University and Van Andel Institute in conjunction with MichBio Expos in Detroit and Grand Rapids.

The MichBio Expo will feature tours of Lansing-area life sciences facilities, gala Opening Reception, full program with session tracks in Research & Development, Medical Affairs & Markets, Bio-Agriculture & Industrial Biotechnology, and Emerging Business. Keynote speakers are Lou Anna K. Simon, PhD, president of MSU and James C. Greenwood, president and CEO of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO. Other session topics include "Communicating with the Media & Investors," "Legislative Reform 2007" and 'Future Trends & Technologies." The Expo will also feature a host of exhibitors, college student program and jobs fair. For information, please visit http://www.michbio.org/Expo

MichBio is the statewide trade association committed to building Michigan's life science industry into a growth engine that will drive a revitalized economy. Its members are life sciences companies, academic and research institutions, bioscience service providers, and related organizations. MichBio is dedicated to fostering their collective impact by connecting its members with the essential resources, including goods, services, educational and networking programs, legislative representation, and partners that facilitate success.


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