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Survey: STEM Professionals Cite Real World Experience as Career Catalyst for Students

  MdBio Foundation Urges Stronger Ties Between K-12 Schools and STEM Employers Rockville, Md. (May 4, 2015) – A new national survey of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals carried out by the MdBio Foundation, Inc. (MdBio) in collaboration with The Science Advisory Board® finds that the majority of STEM professionals credit real-world, hands-on…

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Mid Atlantic AP Biology Teacher Academy

The NABT/BSCS Biology Teacher Academy presented in partnership with HHMI Biointeractive will focus on promoting rigor in high-school biology and AP classes through meaningful classroom experiences and pedagogical strategies that engage students in scientific inquiry. The workshop is a collaborative endeavor of NABT Academy Biology Teacher-Leaders and Virginia Wesleyan College (VWC) faculty. Experienced AP Teacher-Leaders…

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WSSC Commissioners’ Engineering Scholarship Program

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) offers the annual Commissioners’ Engineering Scholarships to college students majoring in engineering fields that are vital to the work of WSSC. Up to two new scholarships in the amount of $1000 each may be awarded; one to a Prince George’s County resident and one to a Montgomery County resident.…

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Industry Awards Celebration Scholarship

A $2,500 scholarship for a graduating high school student in the Greater Washington-Baltimore area will be presented at the Industry Awards Celebration.  This scholarship is sponsored by JK Moving Services. The Tech Council of Maryland’s annual Industry Awards Celebration recognizes the leaders and innovators in the technology and life science communities from Maryland and the surrounding regions.…

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Maryland students targeted for mobile health competition

Maryland high school and college students can create innovative solutions to healthcare challenges such as chronic-decease management or patient-provider information exchange through a competition organized by MdBio Foundation, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS), the Maryland Health Tech Coalition and leading information technology companies. In…

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Microsoft Donates $50,000 in Technology to MdBio Foundation

On Saturday, November 22, almost 1,000 people attended the grand opening of the Microsoft store at Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, Maryland. If you haven’t been to a Microsoft store opening, it’s a spectacle worth experiencing. The festivities included demos of the latest video games, technology exhibits, and the chance to test your Xbox skills against pitching ace, Stephen Strasberg.…

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MdBio Foundation Receives $50,000 Grant from AstraZeneca and MedImmune

The MdBio Foundation received a grant of $50,000 from AstraZeneca and its Gaithersburg, Md.-based global biologics research and development arm, MedImmune. The grant will enable the foundation to expand its focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and prepare today’s students to become the workforce of tomorrow.  “Our goal is to show students the…

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MdBioLab visits students in Montgomery Village

STEM Champions Senator Nancy King, AT&T Executives Join Students on MdBioLab Students at Watkins Mill High School will climb aboard Maryland’s only mobile bioscience lab for high school students Wednesday, October 22. MdBioLab, a 45-foot custom-built mobile bioscience laboratory, visits schools across Maryland to enable students to explore the life sciences through captivating experiments ranging from crime…

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AT&T Contributes $30,000 to MdBio Foundation

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education in Maryland received a big boost today thanks to a $30,000 contribution from AT&T to the MdBio Foundation. The contribution will support MdBioLab, a custom-built, 45-foot mobile bioscience laboratory that visits schools across Maryland, giving students a unique opportunity to explore the life sciences through captivating experiments, ranging from…

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