BioCareersource is dedicated to providing resources that offer students opportunities to access leading-edge educational and career tools for biotech and related fields, especially science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Our goal is to provide useful and current information and materials that prepare the leaders of today, tomorrow, and the next generation for the challenges of the 21st century. We are focusing particularly on efforts being made by educational institutions, government entities, organizations and corporations to diversify, to help increase the number of underrepresented minority students -- African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, Pacific Islanders -- women, and underserved communities in K-12 and college to graduate and enter STEM professions.
Resources for youths are offered to inspire the next generation to explore the world of biotechnology and related fields. We present resources for children in elementary, middle and high school that introduce them to new experiences where they can explore, learn and develop awareness of applications and careers in biotechnology and STEM.
A growing number of colleges and universities, more than 300 are stepping up to offer programs, especially STEM and Professional Science Masters (PSM) programs, that are fast tracking education and training to prepare students for successful careers. And, because there is a growing need to encourage students -- especially women and under represented minority students -- to study and prepare for STEM and PSM careers, colleges are partnering with businesses, organizations, government and other colleges to create innovative measure. For instance, a number of colleges are offering dual degrees that are attainable in two years that often cost less, and in some instances cost less than half of what it costs to receive a traditional four-year degree.
BioCareersource focuses on innovative developments educational institutions, industries and organizations are working on to build a pipeline of students and professionals prepared to achieve success in K-12 education, graduate school, and the work environment, in the fields of biotechnology, bioinformatics, regulatory science, biotechnology enterprise, and entrepreneurship.