Biotechnology Alliance for Suncoast Biology Educators
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) and the Manatee County and Sarasota County school districts have received a grant from the National Science Foundation to pilot a project that will increase the number of students entering science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields by:
- Encouraging high school students to consider careers in science or in teaching science.
- Improving the overall quality of science education in local high schools so that students will perform better in their college science courses.
The BASBE project will:
- Expose high school teachers to methods for incorporating science career exploration into their biology curriculum, especially technician careers utilizing molecular techniques.
- Expose high school students to biotechnology career awareness including exposure to the tools and techniques of applied biotechnology.
- Encourage parents, mentors, and counselors to discuss career planning with students with a particular emphasis on careers in biology and biotechnology.
- Promote communication and collaboration between school districts and SCF. These Web pages include a discussion forum for teachers who are participating in the project.
- Introduce students to biotechnology through the use of laboratory equipment and inquiry-based learning activities.
- Conduct career exploration programs at participating schools and other community venues.
Click here to join the discussion forum.
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Disclaimer: The material contained in this Web page is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1104108. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.