Any of you working in academic programs that offer forensic sciences training are well aware that CSI has been a boon this multidisciplinary area of biology, chemistry, engineering and materials sciences.
However, we don’t yet have any television programs glorifying a career in pharmacology or biotechnology.
I’ve just spent a few hours on YouTube, BSCS, Bio-Rad, and a bunch of other science education sites but I can’t find what I am looking for.
What I need: A 10-12 minute video for high school students that demonstrates career opportunities in biotechnology and/or the biologicals side of drug development. Free links are great but I’m very happy to pay a price for something that is good. Please leave suggestions in the comments below.
By the way, while looking at the BSCS site I came across a fantastic five-minute preview for their video, “Drug Abuse, Addiction, and the Adolescent Brain.” This program (details here) was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the DVD and 120-page instruction manual are available later this month for only the price of shipping and handling.
(For those who do not know of the 50-year-old, non-profit Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) organization in Colorado Springs, CO, I have sung their praises previously and encourage that anyone interested in science education visit their site at http://www.bscs.org.)