All students deserve the chance to develop successful careers and happy lives regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability or socioeconomic status.
Bioscience is an applied, cross-disciplinary subject that should be taught hands-on using methods that follow authentic scientific processes.
Students are the most inspired and engaged when they learn authentic real-world science.
Bioscience career interests are best informed by experiencing science first-hand in a real-world science environment rather than didactic instruction.
Career education should be provided at every grade level starting early in Kindergarten if students are to develop successful bioscience careers.
Early career planning is particularly essential in the biosciences industry owing to the long time-frames that are required for training and career development.
Aspiring scientist cannot develop viable career plans without understanding the diversity of bioscience jobs and the specific skills and experiences they each require.
Real-world exposure, career education and professional mentorship are essential for students to research and understand bioscience occupations.