Education & Outreach

Science That Inspires

Texas Biomed’s global mission to protect families from the threats of infectious diseases begins locally, with the hundreds of researchers, veterinarians, technical and administrative team members who are committed to improving health through science. And, our team aims to share these experiences and ideas and inspire our community from the young to the young-at-heart. We are committed to educating the next generation of bioscience leaders and advocates.

Whether you are a scientist, a lawyer or a chef, all careers rely on scientific principles, and science will always need supporters across our community. There are a number of opportunities to engage with our talented team: speaker requests through our Speaker’s Bureau, Institute tours, K-12 science activities and curriculum, college-level internships, job opportunities for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and early career researchers.

The San Antonio community has just 20% of its high school graduates enrolling in higher education (Texas Education Agency Region 20)and only 26% of the population has a higher education degree based on U.S. Census data. The future of our research workforce and ultimately our community depends on exposure to science. Whether through your school, as an intern or through a business or community group, we encourage you to learn more about how we can work together to inspire each other and build a stronger community together.

Texas Biomed’s Discovery & Learning Initiative provides hands-on teaching and learning to prepare local students for future careers in science, technology, engineering and math.The initiative serves students nationally, regionally and locally, impacting nearly 10,000 students from all 17 San Antonio school districts, including: SAISD, Northside, North East, Edgewood, South San Antonio, Harlandale, Randolph, Fort Sam and Judson. College-level internships and externships to local university students, including those at: UTSA, UT Health Science Center, Trinity, St. Mary’s, Our Lady of the Lake, Texas A&M San Antonio, Alamo Colleges District, and Community learning and STEM programs, including:Girls Inc. RockIT Into the Future, Girl Scouts STEM Fair, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CORE 4 STEM program, Witte Museum human microbiome science exhibit and DreamWeek San Antonio among many others.