Program Details:

Biological Sciences Initiative

The Biological Sciences Initiative (BSI) envisions scientific literacy among all citizens, increasing their understanding of the relevance of science to their lives and empowering them to make informed health, environmental and political choices. To promote diversity and inclusiveness in the sciences and scientific literacy, BSI provides research, classroom and professional development experiences to those interested in the biosciences at many levels, while particularly serving those with limited opportunities and/or from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences. Many of BSI's outreach programs serve teachers most directly, providing opportunities to update science knowledge and gain relevant classroom activities and resources. Please visit BSI's website for more specific information

This is a private program by request only, or for a specific audience or group and there is no fee to attend. For more information, please visit the program website.


On Campus

  • MCD Biology

In Colorado

  • Boulder

Program Partners

Supporting This Program

  • Colorado Initiative in Molecular Biotechnology (CIMB)
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • MCD Biology
  • NIH/HHMI Scholars for Diversity
  • Office of the UCB Chancellor
  • Office of the UCB Provost
  • Office of the UCB Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate School
  • UCB Science Departments

Sponsoring Units

Arts & Sciences, College of

  • Biological Sciences Initiative
  • Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology (MCDB), Department of

Program Contact

Biological Sciences Initiative

Program Categories


  • Anthropology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Diversity
  • Education (K-12)
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Science
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Teacher Renewal & Enhancement

Program Types:

  • Classroom Instruction
  • Online Resources
  • Professional Development - Teacher
  • Workshop


  • Students - Elementary School
  • Students - ESL
  • Students - High School
  • Students - Middle School
  • Teachers - Elementary School
  • Teachers - High School
  • Teachers - Middle School

We do our best to accurately represent CU Boulder’s outreach programs and services, but they are subject to change and may no longer be active in a community. Please contact the program directly for current information.