Reach Higher to Take Hold of Your Future From the very beginning, your experience in the IQ Biology program will be about creating the future you want and the world needs. We have already built the connections between our eight participating departments so that you can focus on doing innovative research and participating within our large network of collaborators. In the IQ Biology program you will: • Train in an interdisciplinary community before you enter a disciplinary culture, giving you an innovative edge. • Benefit from significant cross-disciplinary flexibility when choosing courses, labs for research rotations, and advisors. • Learn from faculty members who are already experienced practitioners in, and advocates for, interdisciplinary research. • Be mentored by high-level industry leaders. • Have internship opportunities that will give you the experience and connections you need. • Be part of a nationally recognized community dedicated to transforming science education through programs such as the Science Education Initiative and more. • Engage and network with student organizations such as the CU Biotech Club, which engages with biotech executives to develop seminars on preparing for careers in industry.
Connecting You to Your Vision IQ Biology was designed to be a hub of activity, connecting you to the people and resources you need to create your future. In addition to excellent teaching faculty and a structure that crosses academic silos, IQ Biology also focuses on helping you develop professionally. From internships in non-research fields like marketing or business development, to curriculum development for those who would like to teach, IQ Biology offers many ways to customize your experience. Networking is built into the program with established organizations like the CU Biotech Club and Integrating STEM education Initiative (iSTEM). In addition, the BioFrontiers advisory board is staffed with industry and academic leaders who can support you through your time at CU-Boulder and beyond. Right: CU-Boulder iSTEM participant Brad Cheetham helps kindergarteners draw postcards with their ideas for future space travel.