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The BioPACIFIC education program aims to bridge the gap between industrial needs and academic education to increase the workforce pipeline with a diverse pool of highly educated and effective scientists well-prepared to contribute, through a variety of career tracks, to innovations in biomaterials. More details on these programs will be available in Fall 2020.

BioPACIFIC Training for Fellows

Fellows are immersed in a community of researchers, engaging in transdisciplinary biomaterials research training, collaboration, career preparation, and mentorship within a network of academic and industry professionals.

The Fellow training experience will include:

  • Training in BioPACIFIC research throughout their graduate school/postdoctoral career 
  • Career guidance via talks at quarterly meetings and Individual Develop Plan (IDP) creation and mentorship
  • Professional skills workshops: collaboration, trans- disciplinary innovation, communicating across disciplines, understanding industry needs, etc.
  • Peer-peer networking through bimonthly/quarterly meetings and summer workshops
  • Community and leadership networking and mentorship with industry and academic professionals through speed networking events and mentorship map training
BioPACIFIC Summer School

The BioPACIFIC Summer School will offer a week-long opportunity for students, postdocs, researchers, faculty and industry professionals to learn about discipline fundamentals as well as industry needs.

The summer school will focus on:

  • High-throughput research / industry mentality
  • Theory behind specific BioPACIFIC research elements and DBTL experimental design
  • Opportunity to bring and run experimental samples
  • Industry participation and multi-directional mentorship
  • Serve as both a training mechanism and recruitment tool for a diverse user cohort

The school will be open to the broad BioPACIFIC community. Financial aid is available. Check back here for details or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

BioPACIFIC Science Communication and Outreach

The BioPACIFIC students and faculty will engage the broader public community through multiple outreach opportunities including:

  • Curieosity, the UCLA hosted experience for Brownie Scouts.
  • School for Scientific Thought (SST), the UCSB hosted high school science school taught by graduate and postdoc researchers
  • Family Ultimate Science Exploration (FUSE), the UCSB hosted science experience for local middles schoolers and their families


BioPACIFIC Leadership is committed to promoting gender, ethnic, and racial diversity across all facets of the organization through targeted User Recruitment and Training, Education, Outreach, and Hiring, which will ensure BioPACIFIC Fellows, Summer School attendees, and BioPACIFIC MIP users are representative of our nation’s diverse talent.