Education and training
The institute envisions development of educational programs to provide training for the diverse careers afforded by the growing biotechnology industry including stem cell technologies.
Graduate degree and graduate certificate programs in stem cell research and related biotechnology are planned. These will be accompanied by post-doctoral fellowships and technician training programs. Customized courses in intellectual property commercialization will be offered in conjunction with the College of Business.
At the masters level, the College of Business already has an intern program in conjunction with the Kansas State University Research Foundation (KSURF) and the National Institute for Strategic Technology Acquisition and Commercialization (NISTAC). The Institute is associated with, and plans to build upon, this collaborative program.
Undergraduate programs in biotechnology are being developed in the College of Agriculture to train students for direct entry into the relevant industries, or for further education in professional or graduate programs.
The institute plans to develop an internship or similar co-operative opportunity program with regional biotechnology and bio-pharmaceutical companies.