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Biotech groups plan Ohio summit to push bioscience education

The BioOhio Education Summit is trying to capture some momentum after a national study published in May that praised some of the efforts to teach bioscience in Ohio.

COLUMBUS, Ohio –State and national biotech trade groups will host an education summit next month to push bioscience education in the state.

The BioOhio Education Summit is trying to capture some momentum after a national study published in May that praised efforts to teach bioscience in Ohio. The report pointed out several kinds of winning approaches nationally to teach life science education. But it also noted these approaches are used sporadically, and that American students’ have an unimpressive understanding of science and, in particular, biotech.

The event, also sponsored by the national trade group BIO, will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at TechColumbus near Ohio State University. It will include a review of the national study and discussions by educators of best practices in the field, among other things.

Organizers want to spur schools to expand their bioscience curriculum.

The event is free, but participants should register in advance.

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