Episode 49: Integrating Emerging and Cross-Cutting Technologies: Biotech and Excel with Alexandra Gorgevska

Podcast Guest:
Alexandra Gorgevska
Department Chair, Biotechnology Program, Palm Beach State College

March 2024 | 26:49
Episode 49: Show Notes, SlidesTranscript

In this podcast episode, Mike Lesiecki hosts Alexandra Gorgevska, Department Chair for the Biotechnology Program at Palm Beach State College, as they discuss integrating emerging technologies into educational programs. Alexandra shares insights into the modifications made to the biotechnology program, highlighting partnerships with industry and the importance of adapting curriculum to meet industry demands. They focus on the introduction of spreadsheet skills in the curriculum, addressing challenges and strategies for implementation. Their discussion underscores the need for relevant skills in the workforce and the role of educational institutions in bridging skill gaps.

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Alexandra Gorgevska

Dr. Gorgevska is the Department Chair for Biotechnology. She also served as the Department Chair for Natural Sciences at Palm Beach State College. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry & Business Management from the University of Michigan and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Department of Chemistry at Wayne State University specializing in DNA-protein cross-links.

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