BioTeach Biotech Futures 2019/2020 - Statement of Interest

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Biotech Futures is a college and career exploration program designed for high school students who are interested in biotechnology and life science college majors and careers. It exposes students to the educational opportunities and diverse fields of study in college/university life sciences programs through presentations and hands-on laboratory experiences. Students learn about current challenges facing scientists and engineers, including creating new medicines and treatments for disease, improving food production, coping with climate change, developing renewable energy resources, and remediating environmental degradation. 

Hosts for 2019/2020:

Endicott College

Dates: Friday, March 6, 2020

Endicott College is a four-year, co-educational college located in Beverly, Massachusetts, 20 miles north of Boston. The oceanfront campus grants Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral degrees combining liberal and professional studies. The centerpiece of an Endicott education remains a practical approach to learning, including hands-on experience within a chosen field of study; internships are required in all majors. The undergraduate student population of 2,850 includes students from 38 states and 35 countries with 91% of students residing on campus.  State-of-the-art facilities provide a dynamic, student-centered environment, fostering a strong campus community through a variety of academic offerings, NCAA Division III varsity athletics, study-abroad opportunities, and many student clubs and organizations

Northeastern University

Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Northeastern University empowers their undergraduates to chart their own academic path, through more than 90 majors and concentrations and global experiential learning opportunities in 92 countries. Northeastern's 158 graduate programs prepare students for emerging new fields; students are able to take courses on campus, online, or in hybrid formats, creating the educational experience that best meets their needs.

Bridgewater State University

Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Bridgewater State University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate, graduate, and evening degree programs. Centrally located and widely respected, Bridgewater is committed to making a challenging, high-quality education accessible and achievable for students in the region and beyond.

Westfield State University

Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Westfield State University fosters intellectual curiosity, encourages critical thinking, inspires civic engagement, and promotes a global perspective. A public teaching institution offering quality programs in the liberal arts and sciences with complementing professional studies curricula, they are grounded in their founding principles of academic excellence and educating all in a diverse and welcoming community. Westfield State develops the knowledge, skills, and character essential for students to reach their full potential and become responsible leaders in society.  

Target Audience:

The Biotech Futures program is designed for high school sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated and/or expressed an interest in the life sciences. Recommended group size is 30-45 students per school, although we might be able to accommodate smaller and larger groups. We require that students are accompanied by at least one school representative. Guidance counselors are strongly encouraged to attend this event.

Sample Biotech Futures Agenda:

  • 8:00 am: Registration and refreshments
  • 8:30 am: Welcome & Overview
  • 9:00 am-11:00 AM: Students rotate through two different labs or activities*.
  • 11:00 am-11:45 am: Lunch
  • 11:45 am-1:45 pm: Students rotate through two different labs/activities*.
  • 2:00 pm: Students Depart


MassBioEd will reimburse participating schools for up to $500 for the cost of bus transportation for their students and coverage for up to two substitute teachers for their teachers' involvement during the day. Please note that schools must make their own transportation arrangements and directly pay the bus company. To apply for reimbursement after the event please complete the MassBioEd Reimbursement Form and submit as instructed.

Application Process:

The Biotech Futures event is open to all public school students only. 

Teachers will receive an email if their class has been selected to participate. Priority will be given to classes that register early and have completed the registration form below for 30-45 students. For returning schools, only students who have not previously participated in the Biotech Futures program should participate in this event. 

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8:00 am to 2:00 pm


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Hosts for 2019/2020:
Northeastern University
Bridgewater State University
Endicott College
Westfield State University

Level of Knowledge

High school sophomores and juniors

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