The Department of Biology aims to attract more students from a broad range of backgrounds into science careers and to increase diversity in the STEM workforce by offering a number of outreach programs to develop students' interests in biology and basic research early in their education. These programs are funded in part by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
These programs include:
These programs aim to help science teachers keep up with the latest developments in biological and biomedical sciences
By sharing its intellectual wealth, cutting-edge research, teaching facilities, and technical expertise, the MIT Biology community and the MIT community at large hope to make important contributions to science education and the development of future scientists.