SCF Seeks Volunteers for High School Biotechnology Labs

(Bradenton, Fla., January 20, 2012) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) natural science faculty members are seeking volunteers to assist with an innovative high school biotechnology program this spring. An informational meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 8,at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West, building 25, room 148.

Volunteers with good organizational skills and an interest in high school science education outreach are needed to assemble, prepare, and coordinate the delivery of supplies to area high school classrooms and help implement laboratory activities alongside biology teachers.

SCF is coordinating the volunteer program through the Biotechnology Alliance for Suncoast Biology Educators (BASBE) program. SCF faculty members will conduct training for high school biology teachers and provide them with a portable "Lab in a Box" that includes tools and supplies that will be loaned to participating teachers on a rotating basis for classroom activities.

Funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, the BASBE program integrates high school teacher training with the use of sophisticated biotechnology tools into high school classrooms, increasing the number of students who are prepared for and interested in biotechnology and other 21st century careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.

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For more information, contact Professor Jane Pfeilsticker at 941-752-5341 or .



















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