U.S. students perform poorly in life sciences courses, report finds

05/19/2009 | Google

The U.S. bioscience industry could face a shortage of qualified workers as many middle- and high-school students perform poorly and show less interest in life sciences courses, according to a report by the Biotechnology Industry Organization, Battelle and the Biotechnology Institute. The report suggests several ways to improve the country's competitiveness, including integrating biotechnology into states' science standards and paying more attention to the professional development of teachers.

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