Biotechnology/Bioinformatics Discovery

Mission and Goals

The purpose of this project is to expand the pipeline of qualified high school students into the Biotechnology program at Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC). The strategy is to infuse high quality Biotechnology experiences into the high schools through professional development and support of science teachers. The state of Oklahoma lists Biotechnology as a priority growth area but currently the labor pool of skilled biotechnichians does not meet demand. This project aims to interest students in Biotechnology and its career potential.


  • To increase awareness about the role of Biotechnology in industry and biomedical advances.
  • To enhance student science learning in participating schools.
  • To promote interest in science careers.