Diversity Awareness Partnership

EXPLORE Bioscience


BioSTL, Sigma-Aldrich and Venture Café are very excited to work with young minds in the EXPLORE Bioscience program. This team of professionals work enthusiastically to create a curriculum that is informative and interactive.

According to research published by the American Institute of Biological Sciences, negative socioeconomic factors continue to account for disproportionately lower numbers of racial and ethnic minorities, such as African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) training pipeline and scientific workforce. As part of efforts to make the bioscience industry in St. Louis more inclusive, Diversity Awareness Partnership, BioSTL, Sigma-Aldrich, and Venture Café created the EXPLORE Bioscience program that focus on connecting students of color to professional mentors and developing important skills to support an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce in our region. Students leave the program with a better understanding of how bioscience, innovation and entrepreneurship is shaping the St. Louis region, as well as the many careers that the industry offers.


Why should you apply for this program?

  • As a participant in this program, your resume may include that you were a Participant of the EXPLORE Bioscience Program with BioSTL, Sigma-Aldrich and Venture Café. This is a sure conversation starter when it comes to interviewing for internships during college.
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to network and seek information about internships and shadowing experiences with all three organizations. Years from now, you could follow up with a mentor from the program and you never know where that could lead you!
  • Become exposed to present and future careers within the Bioscience industry.
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Stay tuned for 2017-2018 dates and application!

Contact Jennifer Dunn Stewart, EXPLORE Coordinator
at 314-246-7049 / jdunnstewart@dapstl.org