First-ever Arts and Sciences Biotech Summit aims to forge partnerships with industry leaders

August 18, 2022

First-ever Arts and Sciences Biotech Summit aims to forge partnerships with industry leaders

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Photo of Arts and Sciences Biotech Summit attendees.
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On Thursday, August 11, the College of Arts and Sciences hosted its first-ever Biotech Summit in partnership with BioOhio and Mix Talent, to forge connections with industry leaders. Ohio’s biotech industry is thriving, and the college is a powerhouse of diverse research, innovation, and creators of new knowledge.

With faculty who can collaborate on groundbreaking research, innovative business models, and workforce development; and students who will graduate with specialized knowledge and skills in the industry, the college is uniquely positioned to be an engaged and dynamic industry partner.

Photo of Arts and Sciences 2022 Biotech Summit Partners
From left to right: Eddie Pauline, President and CEO of BioOhio; Susan Olesik, Dean of Natural and Mathematical Sciences; David Horn, Dean of College Arts and Sciences; and Drew Rothschild, Head of Strategic Projects and Partnerships at Mix Talent

The one-day summit created an opportunity to discuss how the college can best address the needs specific to the biotechnology industry as it relates to talent acquisition, workforce development, and education. Participants also learned about avenues to promote their brand across Ohio State’s campus.

Susan Olesik, Dean of Natural and Mathematical Sciences at the College of Arts and Sciences, is instrumental in leveraging significant industry partnerships for the college and was integral to the launch of the Biotech Summit. “Forging these new partnerships is exhilarating and the results will shape our college and students for generations to come. These are truly exciting times,” Olesik said.

To learn more about the Biotech Summit or how to establish partnerships with the college, please contact Cheryl Yeack, Director of Industry Partnerships, at yeack.1@osu.edu.

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