Biotechnology Association makes its debut

Talia Fradkin

Staff Write, Eissey Campus

(L-R): Gisette Villada, Talia Fradkin, Treasurer Jonathan Aguirre, Vice  President Haya Ghannouma, President Tevin Ali, and Michelle Jervis  prepare for a successful year.

(L-R): Gisette Villada, Talia Fradkin, Treasurer Jonathan Aguirre, Vice
President Haya Ghannouma, President Tevin Ali, and Michelle Jervis
prepare for a successful year.

The Biotechnology Association, the newest club on the Palm Beach Gardens Campus, unveiled its plans for a successful year under the direction of President Tevin Ali. “I want to educate people about biotechnology and how it’s an expansive booming field. I also want to encourage networking within Palm Beach State,” he said.

The organization is a fusion of technology, science, and business. It seeks to keep students abreast of the quick changing job market and newest breakthroughs in science and technology. Attracting a variety of science majors, nursing students, and an assortment of students interested in politics and business, the group finds common ground discussing topics like GMO’s, their political ramifications, as well as the associated health and consumer concerns.

The group is a labor of love for Vice President Haya Ghannouma, who said “I have a love of both science and teaching, so why not combine two loves into an inspiration?” President Ali stressed the importance of communication and the need for networking. Member Michelle Jervis agreed, stating,” I believe a club such as the Biotechnology Association is innovative.” Under the guidance of advisor Dr. Becky Mercer, members accomplished a lot during their September 24th meeting.

 Plans were made for Bio-Oktoberfest on October 22nd ,at the Eissey Campus in Palm Beach Gardens. This is where the science behind classic Oktoberfest traditional foods and beverages will be explored and presented.

Treasurer, Jonathan Aguirre summed up the group’s mission, when he said, “I would like to show students and faculty alike the application of Biotechnology in the modern world.”