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MdBio Foundation brings together students and STEM professionals at inaugural LOFT event

On Saturday November 16, participants of the first ever Maryland Leaders on Fast Track (LOFT) symposium gathered at Johns Hopkins University in Rockville to explore STEM careers. The event, hosted by MdBio Foundation and Hispanic Heritage Foundation, drew over 150 participants from Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. The symposium brought together a diverse student body from…


Baltimore City IGNITE students visit University of Maryland BioPark

On December 5, Jane Shaab, Executive Director of the University of Maryland BioPark, welcomed over 40 Baltimore City high school students to the biomedical research park located at the heart of the UMB campus in Baltimore. The BioPark facility hosts a community of life science companies and academic research centers that work to produce a variety…


Middle Schoolers Meet Local Scientists to Explore STEM Careers

Renata Burnett was at a loss for words when her daughter, Valentina, completed the Young Science Explorers Program (YSEP), a youth science camp for Maryland students entering the seventh and eighth grade. “Valentina really liked the camp. It meant a lot to her,” said Burnett about her daughter’s involvement, “She could not wait to be…


100K! MdBioLab Reaches Major Milestone

Jen Gruber, a senior at Rockville’s Magruder High School couldn’t believe her luck. As a member of the class who helped the MdBioLab reach a major milestone, she immediately took to social media tweeting, “Woooo 100,000th [student] class @mdbiolab.” For MdBioLab, MdBio Foundation’s unique custom-built 45-foot mobile bioscience laboratory for Maryland high school students, February 28,…


*Calling All Science Educators*

Check out the upcoming AAAS Project 2061 Assessment Workshops in Washington, DC. This is an interactive three-day workshop that outlines Project 2061’s approach to science assessment. There are two sessions available, May 30-June 1 and October 17-19, 2012.  Click on the link below for more information, including registration.