Diversity & Outreach
MU is an intentionally inclusive institution that understands, values, and actively supports diversity in all its forms. The Division of Biological Sciences, in particular, attracts people of diverse backgrounds. As outlined in our Diversity Statement, we firmly believe exposure to this rich diversity enhances the scientific endeavor and a student’s capacity to learn and to succeed in today’s world. Thus, the Division of Biological Sciences participates in a number of diversity initiatives to actively recruit students from underserved and underrepresented groups for both our graduate and undergraduate programs.
The Division of Biological Sciences is also a strong supporter of science outreach to the public. We collaborate with other departments and programs, especially with MU’s ReSTEM Institute and Broader Impacts Network, to develop unique outreach programs for K-12 teachers and students, the university, and the larger community.
Former home of Barbara McClintock
Dr. Barbara McClintock, recipient of the 1983 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, was a faculty member in the Department of Botany (now Division of Biological Sciences) from 1936 to 1941.