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Table 1.
Availability of educational opportunities in biology programs at colleges and universities in the eastern Great Lakes region. Data are the percentage of institutions indicating the availability of each opportunity to students majoring in the biological sciences. The data were obtained by surveying department heads in New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio during spring 2015.
OpportunitiesPrimarily Undergraduate Institutions (N = 25)Graduate Degree-Granting Institutions (N = 8)
Educational Travel   
  Local and Regional Travel 100.0 100.0 
  National Travel 88.0 87.5 
  International Travel 76.0 50.0 
Internships 68.0 75.0 
Departmental Research Seminars 68.0 87.5 
Professional Development   
  CV Development 48.0 37.5 
  Oral Presenting 92.0 50.0 
OpportunitiesPrimarily Undergraduate Institutions (N = 25)Graduate Degree-Granting Institutions (N = 8)
Educational Travel   
  Local and Regional Travel 100.0 100.0 
  National Travel 88.0 87.5 
  International Travel 76.0 50.0 
Internships 68.0 75.0 
Departmental Research Seminars 68.0 87.5 
Professional Development   
  CV Development 48.0 37.5 
  Oral Presenting 92.0 50.0 
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