Alaska Biomedical Partnership for the Research and Education Pipeline (BioPREP) seeks to engage students in cutting-edge scientific research while they are still in high school in order to prepare them for the rigor of university-level scientific inquiry. By working directly with high school students and teachers, Alaska BioPREP strives to foster a safe, fulfilling and academically enriching environment.
Alaska BioPREP began in 2008 and is funded by a National Institutes of Health Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA). Currently, BioPREP is comprised of four programs targeting high school students and teachers throughout Alaska:
- Alaska Summer Research Academy (ASRA) Biomedicine module
- Alaska Summer Research Academy (ASRA) Genetics module
- Rural Alaska Honors Institute (RAHI) Research
- Training Institute for Partnerships in Science (TIPS) for Teachers