Through Bio-Link Depot, BioCurious has received numerous equipment and consumables that allow us both to save funds and function as a wet lab. Bio-Link Depot makes it possible for hundreds of teachers and educational organizations like ours to get ahead, so that we can offer classes and training to people who otherwise would not be able to access it.
Eri GentryBioCurious Co-founder & Executive Director Original Letter of Support
Equipment ranging from centrifuges to inverted microscopes has been supplied and my lab is now up and running with our research capabilities growing due to the efforts of Bio-Link Depot. Through the open-houses I have acquired essential equipment that would of significantly impacted my modest budget. Due to these savings, I was able to reinvest my startup funds into other equipment and expand our research projects.
Abraham Wolcott, PhDSan Jose State University Assistant Professor Department of Chemistry Original Letter of Support
The resources we receive through Bio-Link Depot have helped The Tech provide those experiences for free to any visitor who comes to the museum, including to the many local school groups from title 1 schools that we serve. Bio-Link Depot makes it possible for hundreds of teachers and educational organizations like ours to support more inclusive engagement with the powerful tools of biology.
Anja Scholze, PhDThe Tech Museum of Innovation Experience Developer & Program Manager, Biotech and Health Original Letter of Support
Bio-Link Depot's generosity has facilitated my efforts in immeasurable ways. The equipment I have received through their open house events have opened the eyes of my general biology, chemistry and Advanced Placement biology students to a whole new world of scientific possibilities.
Phillip J. Rapisura, MAEdOakdale High School, A.P. Biology Chemistry Teacher Original Letter of Support
I've gotten tens of thousands of dollars of donations for the public school I work for that have been invaluable in helping us meet our educational goals and help us most importantly to maintain our tight budgetary constraints….not only are they a fantastic resource for teachers, they're also just a nice bunch of folks.
Jason Dries, M.A., B.S.Piedmont Hills High School, Science Department Chair Original Letter of Support
Through Bio-Link Depot, Merritt College has received vital equipment and consumables that allow us both to save funds and provide students with enough materials during lab exercises that they can each have "hands on" during lab activities so import to experiential learning. Without Bio-Link's help we would have up to 10 students at each lab station one set-up. We are now able to conduct our labs with 2 or 3 students at each lab station, a huge improvement.
Theresa HalulaMerritt College, Instructor of Landscape and Horticultural Science Original Letter of Support
Having access to the resources provided by the Bio-Link Depot saves us thousands of dollars, allowing research at CSUEB to progress while maintaining high quality training in STEM laboratory techniques. I am currently a Master’s of Science candidate in the Biological Sciences Department at CSUEB … The donations from the Bio-Link Depot enabled me to collect data that will lead to a submission of a manuscript for publication.
Michael C. AmadiCalifornia State University- East Bay, Graduate Teaching Associate Original Letter of Support
As a biomakerspace, Counter Culture Labs has also been able to acquire some larger pieces of equipment that schools typically would not have space for, such as a -80C freezer, incubators, and a biosafety cabinet. This equipment enables us to offer project based and peer-to peer education to anyone, from kids wanting to explore deeper than their school provides, to postdocs who are seeking to keep their skills sharp….I know of several schools where teaching science classes would be greatly impoverished, and cutting-edge molecular biology classes would simply not be an option without the resources provided through the Bio-Link Depot.
Patrik D’haeseleer, PhDCounter Culture Labs Co-founder and Chair Original Letter of Support
I estimate that materials obtained by our organization from your site exceed $500,000 during the past ten plus years. This would include both devices and consumables. What I would have much more trouble quantifying, would be the tremendous impact we have experienced through the networking you facilitated, the workshops and educational experiences Bio-Link has provided. The expertise we have called upon that was there for us as a result of Bio-Link’s efforts, and the environment the Depot has created.
Dave Menshew, M.A. Ed., NBCTEnochs High School, Forensic Biotech Teacher Original Letter of Support
The donations from the Bio-Link helped me put together a modest microbiology laboratory and we have been able to publish a number of peer- reviewed papers using several of the instruments you have donated us. During the economical recession years, external funding became even scarcer, making your service even more valuable to the dollar. So, I have much to thank you and I hope you continue being funded.