To provide financial, technical and curricular design support to the growing number of K-14 teachers, students and schools participating in biotechnology education across the state of Tennessee.
To empower the next generation of Tennessee health science innovators at companies large and small who can solve world problems, find cures to diseases and invent innovative technologies.
A maximally engaged student population, a highly trained, enthused and contented teacher cohort, a scientifically proficient workforce and a broadened economic base that includes biopharmaceutical, diagnostic, medical technology and health data science companies.
Increase in number of TN K-12 classrooms now performing higher level, DNA/RNA/protein lab assays since new state bioSTEM standards, January 2019.
Average TN salary in a life sciences job ($81,672) versus TN private sector average salary ($47,618)
*public schools only; preliminary; revised TN DOE report due 8/15/20
Increase in number of officially launched bioSTEM education programs of study since implementation of the first at Lebanon High School in fall, 2018