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Martians: Reality or fiction?

The mysteries of the Martian landscape have long been part of the human imagination. With the development of more sophisticated telescopes, this only grew as the complex geography of Mars was mistaken for canals built by an alien race. These theories about Mars sparked the creativity of many authors and through the years many novels…

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Remote sensing ice on Mars

The Phoenix Mars lander, a collaboration between the University of Arizona and NASA, was sent to Mars in 2010 to undertake the mission of understanding the polar regions of Mars and searching for signs of water. They provide educational resources pertaining to this mission. The Remote Sensing Ice on Mars activity allows students to act as scientists using different…

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MdBio Foundation Names Baltimore 11th Grader Rebecca Brody as Maryland BioGENEius Finalist

MdBio Foundation Names Baltimore 11th Grader Rebecca Brody as Maryland BioGENEius Finalist Brody to Compete Against Top Students From Across the Nation and Canada at 2017 Bio International Convention in San Diego, June 18-21   Rockville, MD – May 17, 2017 – MdBio Foundation today announced that Rebecca Brody, a Baltimore resident and junior at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute was named…

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Festival participants hope to nudge students toward STEM career path

rom Cumberland Times-News | May 7, 2017 read it > FROSTBURG — The clouds looming over the Mountain City on Saturday didn’t stop local kids from catching some rainbows. Close to 800 children from K-12 schools in Garrett and Allegany counties as well as their parents participated in the seventh annual Western Maryland Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Festival hosted…

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New mobile lab expands science education at Montgomery County school [video]

from ABC7 News | May 3, 2017 watch the video> KENSINGTON,Md. (ABC7) — Tenth grade biology students at Albert Einstein High School in Kensington are learning about wildlife forensics in a brand new way. “It gets me more engaged in what we’re doing and I kind of feel like an expert,” Tishawna Cornelius shared. http://wjla.com/news/local/new-mobile-lab-expands-science-education-at-montgomery-county-school 16-year-old Jefferson Rodriguez…

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MXLab Hosts Fox 45 Baltimore Morning News [video]

On March 16, 2017, MdBio’s Mobile eXploration Lab (MXLab) hosted Fox 45 morning news anchor Amber Miller at Reservoir High School for a tour and activities onboard the nearly 1,000 square foot facility. Video includes interviews with MdBio’s staff, MdBio Chair, teachers and students from Reservoir High School, and corporate partner Northrop Grumman Corporation.  …

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CEO Brian Gaines at Montgomery County STEM Summit [video]

What does your favorite ice cream flavor have to do with meeting STEM education needs across Maryland? Watch MdBio’s CEO, Brian Gaines, TED-style talk at the Montgomery County STEM Summit to find out. The county’s first-ever STEM Summit, hosted by Montgomery County Councilmember Hans Riemer on February 26, 2017, included more than 350 parents, students,…

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STEM-mobile Tours Maryland High Schools

from The Journal | March 16, 2017 read more > The largest mobile STEM lab of its kind in the country will be touring Maryland schools to help drive student interests in STEM. The 53-foot Mobile eXploration Lab, or MXLab for short, will deliver hands-on biology, chemistry, environmental science and other STEM experiences to high…

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