On Tuesday, November 7, from 9:00 am- 3:00 pm, Biotech Day will be held at the Cradle of Aviation Museum. Biotech Day hosted in conjunction with Northwell Health aims to provide Long Island educators with biotechnology content for their students. Biotechnology can be defined as, “…technology based on biology to develop technologies and products that help improve our lives and the health of our planet.” (Greenwood, 2016) Presenters will discuss the growing field of biotechnology, how this branch of science can solve challenges of today in the future, and explore how the human body responds to its environment.
To celebrate the strides of biotechnology, the museum is honored to host Todd Goldstein PhD, Researcher at Northwell Health’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. He is a local Long Islander who graduated from Wheatley High School, Adelphi University, and the Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine. He will be on hand to discuss the use of both 3D printing in clinic and 3D bioprinting as a tool for tissue engineered patient specific solutions. Dr. Goldstein is an instructor in the Department of Orthopedic Research and Bioelectronic Medicine. His work on 3D technologies has been featured locally, nationally, and internationally.
“Innovations in both the fields of biology and technology within the past few decades have created a seismic shift in how individuals view medical care and treatment” stated Kevin Hershfield, Education Coordinator. “With these advancements it is important that educators try to incorporate biotechnology throughout their curriculum to better prepare the young doctors and scientists of tomorrow.”
Teachers may register for Biotech Day and other exciting professional development offerings on our Professional Development page.
Biotech Day is just one of the many professional development offerings produced by the Cradle of Aviation Museum. The Cradle is home to over 75 planes and spacecraft and is located on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. in East Garden City. For more information call 516-572-4111 or visit www.cradleofaviation.org.