Education, Workforce Development, and Diversity


GEM3's research and education ecosystem includes three research universities, four primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs) and more than a dozen public, private, and nonprofit collaborators and stakeholders. PUIs include North Idaho College (NIC), Lewis-Clark State College (LCSC), College of Western Idaho (CWI), College of Idaho (C of I), and College of Southern Idaho (CSI). As described here, a fully integrated research, education and workforce development program will be implemented to increase the number, diversity and preparation of skilled scientists and engineers in GEM3 fields (bioinformatics, computational biology, conservation genetics, ecosystem management).