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Science Education

Science outreach initiatives play a key role in increasing both the interest and understanding of the molecular life sciences in our K-12 schools and in the broader public.  Biochemistry and molecular biology investigators, educators, and graduate/undergraduate students are in a key position to demonstrate enthusiasm for and provide expertise in the molecular life sciences to K-12 students and teachers. 

The Education and Professional Development Committee provides resources to encourage members of ASBMB to engage in outreach activities at all levels.  These ideas and tools are meant to help college or university faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and professional scientists to attract K-12 students to science and to provide current information about the scientific issues and legislative actions affecting the society. 


ASBMB Recommended Curriculum

EPDThe ASBMB Education and Professional Development Committee produced a set of guidelines for programs in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.  Learn more.


Teagle Report on BMB Education

BMB BlackboardIn November 2006, ASBMB received a grant from the Teagle Foundation to examine undergraduate programs in biochemistry and molecular biology (BMB) and evaluate the success of their graduates.  The resulting whitepaper can be downloaded here.


ASBMB Graduation Survey 

Pie ChartSince 1998, ASBMB has conducted an independent survey of schools to determine how may students were graduating in Biochemistry or Molecular Biology. This survey encompassed bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees requesting information concerning race and sex to provide up-to-date demographic information for the membership.  View survey results. 

Careers in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 

Career_BrochureThis brochure is aimed at high school and undergraduate students who may be considering pursuing a degree in biochemistry and molecular biology.  Single print copies are available for free upon request.  Please email