Regional Biotech
May 27, 2015

Regional Biotech

Regional Biotech is a uniquely-designed learner centered laboratory program.  Regional Biotech offers hands-on learning opportunities for middle and high school students in biotechnology principles and practices at the University of Texas - Pan American (UTPA).

The program is supported by funding from a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Center for Research Resources at the National Institutes of Health and a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Administered by the Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program of UTPA, Regional Biotech offers Rio Grande Valley schools an opportunity to enhance their bioscience education programs by including practical experiences for their students through specially designed curricula.

Regional Biotech builds on proven and effective biotechnology training, demonstrated by similar outreach programs, such as CityLab, at Boston University School of Medicine, and is developing additional modules in medical laboratory science to complement the existing modules.

Students participating in the program gain practical knowledge of biotechnology, plus health care applications of biotechnology in disease diagnosis and treatment.

1201 W. University Drive Edinburg, TX 78539-2999
956/665-UTPA  1-866-441-UTPA
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