ATE Project Talks: Science Attitudes and Career Goals and Work-Based Biotech for High School Students


Fri, Mar 4 2022
CCSF Summer internship students

Welcome to the InnovATE BIO 2022 series of virtual ATE project talks. This series features leaders in biotechnology workforce education from across the US sharing their work on exciting projects funded by the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program. The ATE program supports the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy.

In these talks, we'll learn about students' career choices in Minnesota and about developing a pathway from high school to community college.

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Description : Our ATE grant in part researches influences on students’ career goals at a diverse, urban community college. Specifically, we look for links between career goals and demographic characteristics, science identity, self-efficacy, and intrinsic motivation. This research helps us to understand motivations of major choice and helps us to better design program marketing and course content to encourage groups underrepresented in science to pursue scientific fields. Speaker : Kristyn VanderWaal Mills (Co-Principal Investigator), Saint Paul College, St. Paul, Minnesota Read more


Description : This NSF funded project supports City College of San Francisco’s Biotechnology program to work with local high schools to spark the interest of high school students in biotechnology. The project includes hand-on activities in the form of field trips or classroom visits and work-based experiences that include paid internships. In addition, we will develop outreach and instructional videos to supplement the instructional material and strengthen the student learning experience. Speaker : Golnar Afshar PhD, Biotechnology Instructor, City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA Read more