Education and Outreach

SIMB Pre-Meeting Workshops

The Education Committee organizes yearly workshops held in conjunction with the SIMB meetings.
To suggest a topic for a future workshop, fill out the workshop proposal form and email to the Education Committee Chair, Joy Doran Peterson.


SBFC PRE-MEETING WORKSHOP: Mining Microbial Genomes and Metagenomes for Biotechnological Applications Using IMG

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Seattle


BTEC Short Courses

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The Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) has partnered with North Carolina State University’s Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) to offer discounted professional short courses to SIMB members. The biotech industry continues to grow and staying at the cutting edge of industry developments is a competitive advantage for professionals and companies alike. Visit web site for course offerings.

SIMB members from industry receive a 20% discount on course registration; SIMB members from academia receive a 50% discount on registration. To receive your discount as a SIMB member, you must register for BTEC short courses through the SIMB website. Course registration closes approximately two weeks prior to the course start date on the SIMB website.

Course questions? Contact BTEC
Course registration questions? Contact SIMB

Science Fairs

The Society’s Education Committee provides science fair certificates for presentation to winners of local science fairs. In addition, a cash award is presented to the winner of a regional or state science fair. Judges must be SIM members.

To participate as a judge, notify the education committee chair of the names and addresses of the participating schools or regions and date by which materials are requested. Certificates featuring the Society seal as well as, in some cases, a check will be provided for distribution. In addition, the school will receive a one-year subscription to SIMB News.

Local science fairs: Certificates and SIMB News subscription provided

State and regional fairs: Cash award for first place winner, certificates for first through third place and SIMB News subscription provided

Career Brochure

Download the Careers in Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology brochure. For a hard copy of the brochure, email at SIMB headquarters office. Quantities are limited.

Education Committee Chair: Joy Doran Peterson

Members: Mark Berge, Kirsten Davis, Noel Fong, Stephanie Gleason