Welcome to the Ivy Tech Community College - Bloomington Biotechnology Education web site.
What is Biotechnology?
Biotechnology is the use or manipulation of living organisms or their parts to make a useful product. In our region, this includes biomanufacturing as well as the production of medical devices.
Ivy Tech Community College - Bloomington, in southwestern Indiana, provides technical training in Biotechnology.
Click on the link below to read more about the program.
Cook Pharmica donates $15,000 to Ivy Tech's rural biotechnology education program
A $15,000 grant from Cook Pharmica will provide textbooks to rural Indiana high school students participating in a dual credit program with Ivy Tech-Bloomington. Click here to read more.
Ivy Tech-Bloomington awarded a grant for biotechnology career training in rural high schools
Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus was awarded a grant of $85,000 through the Indiana Department of Education’s Carl D. Perkins Title IV federal grant program for biotechnology career training in rural high schools. Click here to read more.
Medical Device Career Standards Developed
Ivy Tech-Bloomington led the development of national education skill standards for medical device careers. Click here to read more.
Sarah Cote, Associate Professor, wins Excellence in Teaching Award
The Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington campus has selected Sarah Cote, Associate Professor, as the recipient of the 2015 President’s Award for Excellence in Instruction.
Sengyong Lee, Ph.D, wins Excellence in Teaching Award
The Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington campus has selected Sengyong Lee, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Biotechnology, as recipient of the 2014 President’s Award for Excellence in Instruction.
Ivy Tech Bloomington Receives $1 Million Dollar Grant
The U.S. Department of Labor has rewarded Ivy Tech Bloomington a $1 Million dollar grant to be used to fund improved training in in medical device manufacuring.
Indiana Center for the Life Sciences Building Opens
The Indiana Center for the Life Sciences building opened for classes on January 12, 2009. It is a 20,000 square foot facility with four science labs, three classrooms, a manufacturing training space, and several offices. Currently, the building is hosting classes in biotechnology, chemistry, and biology. In the future, it will also host manufacturing classes.
The facility is the result of collaboration between Ivy Tech Community College, Monroe County government and the Bloomington Life Sciences Partnership.
- Ivy Tech - Bloomington's Biotechnology Department is centered in the new Indiana Center for the Life Sciences building.
- Dr. Sengyong Lee is the program chair of Biotechnology at Ivy Tech - Bloomington.
- The Biotech degree program at Ivy Tech-Bloomington was launched in Fall 2004.
- According to the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation the top five employers in Bloomington are: Indiana University (Education), Cook Group, Inc. (Medical Appliances & Equipment), Indiana University Health - Bloomington (Medical Services), Monroe County Community Schools (Education), and Baxter Healthcare Pharmaceuticals (Pharmaceuticals).