Baylor College of Medicine Biotechnology Research Incubator for Teachers and Students (BCM-BRITE)
BCM-BRITE was awarded a $50,000 grant (2022-2024) by Huffington Foundation through Department of Education, Innovation, and Technology
"Progress in science depends on new techniques, new discoveries and new ideas, probably in that order" - Sydney Brenner, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2002
Biotechnology has revolutionized diagnostics and therapeutics, and saved numerous lives as humankind faces challenges and threats by diseases, such as cancer, Ebola, and SARS COV-2.
STEMM (Science Technology Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine) education, incorporated into and aided by real-world experience, illustrates the beauty of what is possible in science and technology, and prepares students for futures in STEMM fields.
Teachers have significant influence on a student’s success in life. In STEMM education, teachers foster critical-thinking and problem-solving skills and spark a student’s passion and potential for science and innovation.
Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) is in the forefront of major biomedical and technology advances, including significant contributions to sequencing the human genome, exploring the human microbiome, and research and development of COVID-19 vaccines and treatments.
The Advanced Technology Cores are central to BCM’s research enterprise. The ATCs offer high-end instrumentation and specialized technologies for research needs, expand research capabilities, and create unlimited research opportunities. The ATCs include twenty-six distinguished laboratories that span from Genomics to Proteomics, Gene Editing, Bioengineering, CryoEM, MRI imaging, Macromolecular X-Ray Crystallography, and Integrated Microscopy.
The Department of Education, Innovation, and Technology anchors education as a discipline with an academic focus on the science of teaching and learning.
BCM-BRITE takes advantages of the cutting-edge technologies, advanced biomedical research programs, and education resources to provide real-world STEMM experiences and cultivate passion and motivation in science and technology in the young generation.
BCM-BRITE Biotechnology Education program provides exciting biotechnology research opportunities for teachers and students.
BCM-BRITE engages passionate scientist educators and STEMM specialists to help teachers translate real-world experience into classroom lessons.
BCM-BRITE Biotechnology Research Workshop for Middle and High School Teachers
- BCM-BRITE 2022 Teacher’s Training Workshop (two-week hands-on program)
- BCM-BRITE 2023 Teacher’s Training Workshop (three-week hands-on program)
Check back in spring 2023 for application information.
BCM-BRITE High School Student Biotechnology Research Symposium
Symposium date: Sept. 24, 2022
BCM-BRITE Biotechnology Research High School Student Symposium is an opportunity for students to organize their research work into a structured abstract and present their research in a poster or PowerPoint format to their peers and mentors.
Through participating in the symposium, high school students learn how to write a scientific abstract and make a poster or a PowerPoint presentation for conferences. The student symposium provides a platform for presentation, discussion, and scientific inquiry, stimulating students’ interest in biotechnology and biomedical fields.
BCM-BRITE Biotechnology Education Collaboration with Community Colleges
Collaborating with Lone Star College Biotechnology Institute (Dr. Daniel Kainer) for community college students -- biotechnology education including lectures, advance technology field trips, and internship.
Shixia Huang, Ph.D.
Phone: (713) 798-8722
Funded by Department of Education, Innovation, and Technology
Supported by Advanced Technology Cores
Scientist mentors and STEMM specialists and their centers/departments Participating students and teachers and their schools
Volunteering students and staff