The U.S. is doing a poor job at grooming a new generation of scientists for the life sciences industry.
Taking a look at the performance of students in all 50 states, Battelle concluded that students appear to have a dwindling appetite for the life sciences and that the average high school deserves low grades for preparing students for college-level bioscience courses.
On a brighter note, though, the report--commissioned by BIO--recognizes eight Northeastern and Midwestern states that have been doing a better job at educating new scientists than most. States in the South are among the worst performers. Battelle calls on states to make biotechnology part of their core science standards.
- read the report from USA Today