To enhance collaboration in this field, science students should be provided with the technical skills, as well as education that will give them an opportunity to pursue further education in stem-cell research. This calls for recommending students for internships in institutions of higher learning that provide stem cell education (Nerem, 2014).
Another strategy that can be used to enhance collaboration in stem cell research is the use of practice and theory in the field of stem cell research. Students need to be exposed to both the theoretical and the practical aspects of stem cell technology. This will equip them with a lot of knowledge and skills about stem cell research and enable them to add to the already existing knowledge. In addition, learning institution should introduce courses that place a lot of emphasis on stem cell research as both a practical and theoretical subject. For example, courses such as cellular biotechnology outlines theory and practice in stem cell technology (Moore, 2011).
Bridging the gap in stem cell skills can also be achieved through collaborating with scientific institutions that are involved in this form of research. This implies that education institutions should organize retreats that will enable students learn more about stem cell technology. In addition, workshops can be very instrumental as they can enable students gain information about the course requirements, as well as the goals that should be achieved by the end of the program. Workshops play a crucial role in equipping students who wish to pursue the stem cell course with what to expect when they start undertaking the course. Bridging the gap in stem cell technology can also be achieved through holding seminars, which are particularly beneficial to students on internship (Holland, 2001).
Seminars enhance mentorship, as a result of which students are recruited o diverse aspects of stem cell technology. Moreover, through ...Show more