Event Engages Students in Hands-On Laboratory Experience on MdBioLab
WHERE: MdBioLab at University of Maryland BioPark, 801 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
WHEN: Monday, September 26, 2016; 10 a.m. – Noon
DETAILS: During Baltimore Innovation Week, 7th and 8th graders from the James McHenry School will have the opportunity to participate in the Micropipette Challenge, a hands-on laboratory experiment, aboard the MdBioLab. Instructors will teach students proper pipetting techniques as they recreate the visible spectrum using colored liquid samples.
The MdBioLab is a custom-designed mobile laboratory that serves students and teachers across Maryland, with the goal of increasing student knowledge and confidence with laboratory concepts and techniques, while alleviating the budgetary burdens of laboratory science on schools. Since 2003, the MdBioLab has served more than 130,000 students in more than 450 schools across Maryland. MdBioLab is the flagship education of the MdBio Foundation, a non-profit that has provided innovative and effective STEM education and workforce development programs across Maryland since 1997.
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About UM BioPark
The UM BioPark is a biomedical research park on the campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), a growing scientific community of emerging, high-growth life science tenants and UMB translational research and clinical treatment centers. For early-stage to mature bioscience companies, the BioPark offers a sophisticated laboratory and office environment on UMB’s vibrant academic medical center campus. Community members are commercializing new drugs, diagnostics and devices and advancing biomedical research. Workforce training and community development are key components of the BioPark’s strategy. umbiopark.com
About MdBio Foundation
MdBio Foundation is a charitable non-profit organization that provides innovative, effective and experiential science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and workforce development opportunities. The Foundation’s interdisciplinary approach uses STEM to explore real-world, problem-centric curriculum that bridges school, community, health and business. In addition to the MdBioLab program, the Foundation operates other celebrated STEM education programs such as the Young Science Explorers Program for middle school students, the Maryland BioGENEius Award, and ATLAS: Advancing Tomorrow’s Leaders in STEM college and career symposium. For more information, visit www.mdbiofoundation.org.