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ERIC Number: EJ769758
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May-25
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
2 Years of Science, One-of-a-Kind Results
Ashburn, Elyse
Chronicle of Higher Education, v53 n38 pA20 May 2007
Fourteen years ago, Bruce A. Jackson was doing his postdoctoral work at the Boston University School of Medicine and working nights teaching at nearby Roxbury Community College. But his exhausting shuttle between two colleges was about to come to an end. Mr. Jackson, a biochemist, had recently received word from the National Science Foundation that he had won his first research grant. He would be able to set up his own laboratory at Boston University and quit his night job at Roxbury. Then, just a few weeks after he heard about his grant, the president of Massachusetts Bay Community College, in Wellesley, called with an offer for him to start a biotechnology program there. After much deliberation--and his supervisors' assurance that he could continue his research at the medical school--he took the job at Massachusetts Bay. He has straddled the worlds of university research and teaching at community colleges ever since. In addition to the biotechnology program, he has built undergraduate programs in forensic science and marine biotechnology. At a time when both two-year and four-year institutions are struggling to graduate enough Americans in the sciences, almost all of the students majoring in biotechnology, forensic science, or marine biotechnology at Massachusetts Bay graduate. This article describes how Mr. Jackson succeeded where others have failed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts