Nov. 2014 | Prince George’s

ATLAS, November 2014 Over 200 participants attended the first Prince George’s County ATLAS symposium.  The Advancing Tomorrow’s Leaders + STEM (ATLAS) symposium offers an opportunity for Maryland students to learn more about rewarding careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  On Saturday, November 8, 2014 participants of the inaugural Prince George’s County ATLAS event…

Wildlife Forensics

Wildlife Forensics Wildlife Forensics is an activity developed by MdBio Foundation to help students explore forensic science and DNA analysis. Shark fins are in incredible demand in Asia, costing hundreds of dollars a pound to be used in soups. In order to collect fins, hunters will catch sharks and de-fin them, often throwing the harmed sharks…

Transformation

Transformation Transformation is an activity created by MDBio Foundation to help students explore the process of moving genes from one organism to another using genetic transformation. This lab also explores the use of the scientific method. Genetic transformation literally means change caused by genes and involves the insertion of one or more gene(s) into an organism in…

Mystery of the Crooked Cell

Mystery of the Crooked Cell Mystery of the Crooked Cell is an activity developed by MDBio Foundation to help students explore genetic diseases and tracing genetics through the use of Punnett squares and gel electrophoresis. Sickle cell anemia is a hereditary disease that is passed down to an individual from their parents. The disease causes…