Biotechnology Alliance for Suncoast Biology Educators

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State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) and the Manatee County and Sarasota County school districts received a grant from the National Science Foundation to pilot a program that increases 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 such that students will perform better in their college science courses.

The BASBE Program:

  • Empowers high school teachers to use methods for incorporating science career exploration into their biology curriculum, especially technician careers utilizing molecular techniques.
  • Exposes high school students to biotechnology career awareness including the tools and techniques of applied biotechnology.
  • Encourages parents, mentors, and counselors to discuss career planning with students with a particular emphasis on careers in biology and biotechnology.
  • Promotes communication and collaboration between school districts and SCF.
  • Introduces students to biotechnology through the use of laboratory equipment and inquiry-based learning activities.
  • Sponsors career exploration programs at participating schools and other community venues.
Visit the BASBE Website
Watch this Press Release Video about the NSF Grant Awarded in April 2011

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.

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