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New UW master's program ramps up to fill demand for biotech skills

Madison, Wis. The second-ever group of Master of Science in Biotechnology students will walk across the stage for their diplomas at the University of Wisconsin-Madison this weekend. For the past two years they've worked closely within a group of 20 classmates, up from last year's pilot class of 10, to get deeper sense of the three inseparable di......

Full article >>> apacity with 24 students. It's catching on with students and businesses and is making a name for itself among masters programs around the world. This year's graduates traveled to Puerto Rico to study pharmaceutical development. Last year's graduates studied genetically modified banana trees and other realities of biotech in Uganda.

"Madison has resources that people trying to develop biot......

Full article >>> y find themselves working together. Some first-semester students, as in Schneider's case, bring their insights from the business world but have never worked in a science lab before. So while the instructors give students the necessary background to complete assignments, the students soon find an easier and deeper learning experience in their peers, Schneider said.

"The program turned us i......

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