MdBio Foundation offers a variety of opportunities for STEM engagement, through community-based volunteer opportunities, career exploration events, student competitions, scholarship programs, and individual and corporate giving. Current opportunities are listed below. To learn more about corporate partnerships, contact Alejandro Cardemil, VP of Development and Strategic Partnerships.
Corporate sponsorships help advance the work of MdBio Foundation and provide multiple students with access to advanced concepts, technologies, and resources. Sponsorship of MdBio Foundation and its programs hold many benefits, including increasing your company presence with teachers and students and building a steady pipeline of talent. Join our growing list of corporate sponsors.
Please view our partnership guide for a list of the ways you could strengthen your future workforce.
MdBio offers volunteer opportunities throughout the year for STEM professionals to connect with the industry leaders of tomorrow. Below is a sampling of upcoming volunteer activities; please contact us to learn more.
Advancing Tomorrow's Leaders in STEM (ATLAS) Symposium
Time commitment: 4 – 8 hours
ATLAS connects students typically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with business leaders, colleges, government, and potential employers. MdBio offers ATLAS twice per year.
We have structured the ATLAS expo to provide meaningful interactions with tomorrow’s STEM leaders as well as corporations, nonprofit organizations, schools, and government agencies. Companies participating in the expo can their company’s STEM achievements and share information about internship, job shadowing, or mentorship opportunities with ATLAS participants. Learn more about ATLAS expo >
Also at the ATLAS events, MdBio is seeking energetic young professionals to lead student cohorts during the event and share their passion for STEM. Please contact Ali Main (firstname.lastname@example.org) for volunteer information.
Time commitment: 2 – 4 hours
Several times per year, MdBio participates in large-scale public events that require additional hands to support our small but mighty staff team. Typical event volunteer activities may include helping students to complete an engineering challenge using everyday materials, judging student competitions, and/or sharing your enthusiasm for STEM by talking with students and parents about your professional journey.
Event locations vary but generally take place across Maryland and Washington, DC. Contact Ali Main (email@example.com) to learn about upcoming event volunteer needs.
Student Competition Judges
Time commitment: 1 – 2 hours, from your office or home
MdBio operates multiple student competitions each year, including the Maryland BioGENEius Competition and the STEM Voice competition. Between May 1 June 30, we need experienced professionals to serve as volunteer judges. Just a one-hour time commitment; no prep work or follow-up obligations are required. Judging is conducted virtually.
Please contact Ali Main (firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn about volunteering as an event judge.
Student Service Learning Hours (Montgomery County Schools)
Time commitment: minimum 1 hour
MdBio Foundation is a proud affiliate of the Montgomery County Volunteer Center and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). We take part in offering middle school and high school students service learning opportunities throughout the state of Maryland.
Students interested in earning service-learning hours with the MdBio Foundation must submit their MCPS Form 560-50 to their SSL coordinator for approval. MdBio will be offering a variety of activities for students to gain experience in science, technology, math, and engineering. For more information on SSL opportunities, contact Ali Main (email@example.com) to learn more.
MdBio Foundation is a public, nonprofit organization and our work is dependent on generous contributions that allow us to operate and deliver our programs. Thanks to philanthropic support, more than 20,000 students participate in transformative STEM education experiences each year. With your help, we:
- Engage students in authentic real-world, problem-centric curriculum that they can take back to their classrooms.
- Connect students, educators, and adults with higher education institutions, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and STEM companies to learn the hard and soft skills necessary to achieve a successful STEM career.
- Develop a science and technology workforce that is equipped for success today and in the future.