• Highly developed quantitative skills will be increasingly important.

  • Development and implementation of genuinely interdisciplinary undergraduate courses and curricula will both prepare students for careers as New Biology researchers and educate a new generation of science teachers well versed in New Biology approaches.

  • Graduate training programs that include opportunities for interdisciplinary work are essential.

  • Programs to support faculty in developing new curricula will have a multiplying effect.

Recommendation 4

The committee recommends that the New Biology Initiative devote resources to programs that support the creation and implementation of interdisciplinary curricula, graduate training programs, and educator training needed to create and support New Biologists.



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