BCCC Part of New National Biotechnology Center Funded by $7.5 Million NSF Grant

Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) was awarded $200,000 to establish its biotechnology program in Baltimore City’s Edmondson-Westside and Western high schools, as a partner in a new national biotechnology center funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award is part of a $7.5 million grant from the NSF Advanced Technological Education program to address the rising demand for highly skilled biology technicians.

BCCC is one of several two-year schools and organizations making up the new InnovATEBIO National Biotechnology Education Center that will consolidate biotech education projects into a national network. In addition to sharing best practices and innovations in biotechnology education nationwide, the network will also expand research and career opportunities for students at two-year institutions and in secondary schools.

For more information, visit BCCC’s website.

Source: Baltimore City Community College

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