J&J Local Partner

LifeScan Johnson & Johnson (formerly Alza) Nitinol Devices & Components

Community Partner

  • Santa Clara County Biotechnology Education Partnership (SCCBEP) – Coordinating Entity
  • San Jose State University

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Building on a highly successful BTE program in Milpitas, California, the BTE-Silicon Valley program provided opportunities and career exploration in the biotechnology and health care industry to select students throughout the South Bay area of Northern California. Through intensive, six-week internships, students shadowed employees at LifeScan, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company. Students conducted scientific research with faculty at San Jose State University, California State University, East Bay and Santa Clara Universities as they gathered soft-skills, hands-on lab skills, computer knowledge, and career awareness in the health, science and biotechnology industries.  In addition to the company-based internship, BTE students met throughout the summer at San Jose State to network with their peers and learn more about applying to college.

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