Maricopa County School Superintendent’s Office

City: Phoenix

Amount: $754159

Award Date: 2024

Duration: 36 months

Program Area: Bioscience

Support for expansion of the Exploring Pathways to Bioscience Careers Program, an initiative to bridge the gap between the education sector and the bioscience and healthcare industries, promoting career opportunities for students, essential skills required for these careers, and practical guidance on how to move into these dynamic fields.

MCSSO’s model connects industry professionals to teachers and provides support for effective engagement through classroom tools and alignment with K-12 curricula. The project team to gather and assess data on program impact toward securing sustainable funding from federal and industry partners for broad expansion—both to a greater number of Arizona students and other important industry sectors.