Quarterly summary of Arizona’s bioscience workforce and education milestones

September 12, 2006

By hammersmith

The fundamental progress of Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap has been captured since the beginning of 2003, when the 10-year plan’s implementation began. At the Progress web page, gain a “30,000-foot look” at progress made find further detail in each of the quarterly updates. A summary of workforce and education milestones in the 3rd quarter of 2006 is summarized below. If you have any questions, feel free to drop us a note.

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NAU and TGen receive a $122,000 grant from the Board of Regents to help train high school teachers in the biosciences. The grant supports collaboration among scientists and educators to help secondary biology teachers update their content knowledge and biotechnology laboratory skills. The program will be launched in the Chino Valley School District, Tuba City School District, and Mesa Public Schools.

East Valley education institutions benefit from a $900,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to address future workforce needs in the biosciences. The project focuses primarily on building a “2+2+2” model that would enable students to seamlessly move between high school, community college, and university. The program involves the Biodesign Institute at ASU, ASU Polytechnic, Mesa Community College, and Mesa Public Schools.

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