High School Outreach
Each year the Forum sends an invitation and application to more than 50 principals and teachers of advanced placement biology and chemistry classes in San Antonio and the surrounding areas to tour the internationally renowned facilities of the Texas Biomedical Research Institute. Clearly, this is a unique opportunity (and an honor) for area high school seniors, only eight tour dates are available (on a first-come first-served basis). Moreover, the tour of San Antonio’s biomedical research jewel exposes these bright young students to the exciting possibilities of a career in science.
For the past 21 years, the Texas Biomedical Forum and the V.H. McNutt Memorial Foundation have joined forces for the Science Education Awards. Local public and private high school teachers are invited to participate. The awards are given to the top six teachers whose proposals demonstrate the strongest commitment to the scientific process and the further development of progressive science education programs. The competition was incredibly intense this year as the number and caliber of applications increased dramatically.