Accession Number : ADA307974

Title :   FAMU/BIONR Center for Advancing Students' Progression in the Biological Sciences.

Descriptive Note : Summary rept. 1989-1994,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIV TALLAHASSEE

Personal Author(s) : Padmore, Lynette P. ; Cofield, Edna L.

PDF Url : ADA307974

Report Date : 01 JUL 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The acronym BIONR uniquely identifies the major participants in a program designed to increase the number of students opting for graduate and professional/graduate careers in the biological sciences - the Biology Department at Florida A&M University (BID) and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) - thus BIONR. The program is specifically designed for biology majors who plan on pursuing the Ph.D. or the M.D./Ph.D. degree. Even though the program focuses on embellishing the biology major, other science students/majors receive secondary benefits since they have the opportunity to participate in most elements of the program. The recruitment component is broad-based and solicits input from high school teachers and counselors, parents and other interested individuals. The pre-college component focuses on high ability students in the eleventh and twelfth grades and on those high school graduates who have expressed an interest in the biological sciences and have been admitted to Florida A&M University. During the summer, these students are exposed to five weeks of intense course related activities. The BIONR program received initial finding in 1989. Participants at both the high school and undergraduate levels have experienced a high level of success a owing to the 'holistic' approach.

Descriptors :   *SCHOOLS, *BIOLOGY, *STUDENTS, *CAREERS, *GRADUATES, HIGH RATE, EDUCATION, SECONDARY, RECRUITING, INSTRUCTORS, BENEFITS, MENTAL ABILITY, SUMMER, ABBREVIATIONS.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Biology
      Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE