Ryan Olson achieved his B.S. in Biochemistry from UW-Madison and spent ten years as a Research and Development Scientist working on Genetic Analysis technologies at Promega Corporation in Madison, WI. The projects that he worked on earned industry recognition for their technological innovation, and earned for Ryan inventor status on patents protecting their intellectual property.
Ryan’s experience in hands-on science teaching goes back to 2001, serving as a laboratory instructor for the BTC Institute in undergraduate and graduate-level course offerings in conjunction with UW-Madison.
Ryan joined the BTC Institute as a full-time Education Specialist in 2008 and was promoted to the position of Biotechnology Instructor in 2011. He develops and teaches course content in support of the BTC Institute’s K-12 and adult outreach programs. Additionally, he enjoys mentoring high school students with science interests as a part of the Dane County Youth Apprenticeship Program in Biotechnology programs.
Ryan is a member of the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers (WSST).