- Partnering with MdBio Foundation not only offers an opportunity to propel and motivate the next generation of STEM visionaries, but provides MedImmune scientists and professionals a chance to support innovation in the community -- inspiring students through their own experiences. It makes a difference!Steve Coats, Vice President, External Science Strategy, MedImmune
- We are very excited to partner with MdBio Foundation to support the MXLab. At Northrop Grumman Corporation we’re dedicated to fostering the next generation of STEM professionals. The commitment and the quality and the rigor of MdBio's content has us very excited to connect with the organization and be able to bring classroom learning to life.Melissa Sandlin, Manager, Corporate Citizenship – Eastern Region, Northrop Grumman Corporation
- This is such a golden opportunity for us. We talk about science and a lot of times we are playing make-believe scientists in the classroom, but when they’re here they ARE scientists. They are doing real science and that’s just such an impactful moment for them.Biology Teacher, Reservoir High School
- MdBio Foundation does all of the hard work in marketing, communicating and then working with the students to get them excited about STEM. I am honored to support your mission and speak to students about my career path. Unlike so many other projects or endeavors, the results of STEM education span generations.Kiran Chodavarapu, Process Innovation Leader, WR Grace
- ATLAS is awesome. I came here today thinking about a career in either IT or mechanical engineering. After talking to some people, I'm definitely leaning more toward mechanical engineering. I definitely plan on going to the next event in the spring.High School Student, Prince George’s County
- ATLAS is a great event. I brought my Girl Scout troop today, and these girls are 9th through 12th grades. I told them what STEM is and they were excited to see what career opportunities are available to them. We had four other events to choose from today, and the girls chose this one.Girl Scout Leader, Prince George’s County
- MdBio's events help students realize that science is a friendly environment, and give students a chance to see all of the STEM career options they have, which can be cool and fun. Students can see that they really can work with all of the things they learn about in class.Science Teacher, Potomac High School
- My son is in 10th grade, so it's time that he start thinking about what he wants to do for a career. The ATLAS event is perfect for him. He was able to explore a lot of different careers and talk to colleges about what types of programs they offer. He's thinking about aerospace engineering, so the seed has been planted!High School Parent, Montgomery County
Please view our partnership guide for a list of the ways you could strengthen your future workforce.
Advancing Tomorrow's Leaders in STEM (ATLAS) Symposium
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.
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
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)
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.
- 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.