The Abernathy Science Education Center inspires interest in and comprehension of science, technology, and math. Did you know that Kansas is a leader in bioscience and related research? What can we do in southeast Kansas to expose students and teachers to this exciting area of science? Over the past three years, the Science Education Center has provided increased student opportunities in the field of biosciences.
Bioscience is a broad industry that impacts very specific sectors of the Kansas economy. We have a tremendously strong bioscience industry in Kansas with strengths in animal health, human life science, industrial bio-mass, and plant science. To accommodate the growing demand of bioscience jobs, we are focusing our efforts on learning experiences and labs that meet the Kansas State Science Standards while capturing the interest and challenging the capabilities of our students. In addition, a specific bioscience connection has been incorporated into our labs. Areas include biomedicine, soil biotechnology, and even labs exploring bioenergy, utilizing the onsite wind turbine.