Colorado BioScience Institute cultivates and diversifies the state’s life sciences workforce, from classroom, to campus, to career.

Colorado BioScience Institute
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Classroom (K-12)

Sparking an interest in STEM for K-12 students and teachers from diverse backgrounds.

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Connecting students and instructors with people and opportunities in our community.

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Advancing professional careers in life sciences, from early career to executive education.

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Our Work

Colorado BioScience Institute builds a skilled, diverse life sciences workforce with investments in programs and experiences that span elementary school to executive education.

Training for teachers and hands-on experiences for students.


Builds a skilled, diverse workforce to advance health innovation.


Skill-building opportunities and life sciences-specific leadership courses.

education, training, and professional development

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Our classroom, campus, and career programs offer education, training, and professional development—with opportunities for mentorships, partnerships, volunteering, and networking.

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#1 State for Talent

-CNBC, 2022

Upcoming Events

Celebrating Classroom Discoveries and the Future of Life Sciences

The Colorado BioScience Institute (The Institute) takes great pride in celebrating the remarkable achievements and groundbreaking discoveries made by students in the field of life sciences. Every year, The Institute joins the Colorado State Science and Engineering Fair at Colorado State University with a panel of special judges. This year, an inaugural award was introduced to recognize visionary thinking and pioneering approaches—the Future of Life Sciences Award. 

Fostering Leaders’ Growth Across a Diverse Ecosystem

“Colorado’s economic growth, advancements in health innovation, and quality of life for the life sciences employees depend on a skilled and diverse workforce. Supporting career growth and effective leadership skills is vital to cultivating the best talent pool and an unwavering life sciences ecosystem,” says Meg John, Vice President of the Colorado BioScience Institute (The Institute). “And that’s exactly what we’re doing here!”

Mentor Program: Application Open for Students

September 1st- September 30th Exciting opportunities have opened up for enthusiastic junior-senior undergraduates and graduate students seeking to enhance their academic journey and dive into the world of biosciences. The Mentor Program will be accepting applications during the month of September to offer an exceptional chance for students to be paired with seasoned professionals in the field. This initiative is designed to provide students with a comprehensive experience that goes beyond textbooks and classrooms, fostering connections between theoretical knowledge and its real-world applications. Throughout the academic year, the Mentor Program focuses on not only professional development but also interactive learning encounters that encompass tours, demonstrations, and networking sessions with prominent figures within the life sciences domain. By immersing themselves in these experiences, students gain invaluable insights into the intricacies of being a life sciences professional and the diverse challenges and opportunities within different stages of company growth. The program serves as a bridge between university education and practical applications, affording participants access to authentic work environments that solidify their understanding and competence in the field.

Colorado BioScience Institute

Thank You to Our Sponsors and Partners

AGC Biologics
Agilent Technologies
Amgen Foundation
Corden Pharma
Fisher Scientific part of Thermo Fisher Scientific
Fitzsimons Innovation Community
KBI Biopharma
Medtronic Foundation
Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies