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May 2018

Designing Student-Led Investigations in the Classroom

May 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuscarora High School, 5312 Ballenger Creek Pike
Frederick, MD 21703 United States
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Designing Student-Led Investigations in the Classroom (Professional Development Workshop for Educators) Having students plan and carry out investigations is a key part of the Next Generation Science Standards, but this practice is often challenging for both teachers and students. However, allowing students the autonomy to develop the steps of an investigation can lead to a deeper understanding of science and engineering practices and increased confidence in learning science. We’ll address strategies for supporting students in planning and carrying out investigations and…

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June 2018

Centennial Community Celebration

June 23, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
WSSC Headquarters, 14501 Sweitzer Lane
Laurel, MD 20707 United States
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Join MdBio's MXLab at the WSSC Centennial Community Celebration! WSSC opens its doors to the community with a celebration featuring activities both fun and educational. Demonstrations of equipment, a children’s educational area, informational booths, historical displays and entertainment are just part of the excitement you’ll experience. This event is open to customers, stakeholders, WSSC employees and their families.

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July 2018

Accelerating Science Education: MLC Conference

July 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - July 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Wayne State University, 5221 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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STEM professionals, educators and partners from around the world will gather to learn about innovative advances in informal science education. This year's Mobile Laboratory Coalition Conference, co-hosted by Triune Specialty Trailers and MdBio Foundation, will be held July 24 – 27, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. The Mobile Laboratory Coalition Conference is targeted at new and established STEM education programs – it is the premier venue to network with peers, seek advice, and share best practices with programs as unique as…

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August 2018

MXLab Priority Scheduling

August 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Scheduling for priority schools begins online August 1. Teachers may request a visit for their schools online beginning at 9 AM on this date.  MdBio will offer 35 week-long mobile laboratory visits for the 2018/2019 school year. Of these weeks, twenty seven (27) have been set aside for priority schools (defined by MdBio as those schools with a majority of students eligible for free/reduced meals). Priority schools will be required to provide documentation showing their eligibility at time of scheduling.…

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MXLab Open Scheduling

August 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Scheduling for any Maryland school begins online August 8. Teachers may request a visit for their schools online beginning at 9 AM on this date.  Eight (8) week-long mobile laboratory visits are available to any Maryland high school for the 2018/2019 school year. Preference for these visits will be given to public schools that have not had a mobile laboratory visit within the last three years. Open scheduling begins August 8 at 9 AM. Learn more about MXLab scheduling >

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October 2018

Manufacturing Day at WR Grace

October 5, 2018
WR Grace Curtis Bay, 5500 Chemical Road
Baltimore, MD 21226 United States
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Manufacturing Day addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. MdBio will be participating in this year's event at WR Grace's Curtis Bay facility in Baltimore, getting high school students excited about high-paying, 21st century jobs available to Marylanders. By working together during and after MFG DAY, manufacturers will begin to address the skilled labor shortage they face, connect with…

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Fleet Week Education Day

October 8, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Baltimore Inner Harbor, 2 Harborplace, Corner of Pratt & Light Streets
Baltimore, MD 21230 United States
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Come see MdBio's Mobile eXploration Lab at the inner harbor for Fleet Week Education Day! We will be located at the corner of Pratt & Light Streets, right in the heart of downtown Baltimore, from 8 AM - 2 PM. Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore celebrates the rich maritime traditions of the Chesapeake Bay and the contributions of Marylanders to the defense of the nation. U.S., Canadian and British Navy vessels will be ready for boarding visitors to…

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JA Inspire Career Festival

October 18, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Timonium Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road
Timonium, MD 21093 United States
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Come see MdBio at the JA Inspire career festival, an interactive experience that introduces 8th grade students to the vast variety of local career opportunities. This job awareness fair will enable students to interact with volunteers from local companies and see the connections to these careers and the high school programming options. This experiential career readiness opportunity gives middle school students access to area employers, post-secondary education opportunities, and hands-on career activities. As an event partner, MdBio will be offering hands-on science activities…

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Copa Fiestas Patrias

October 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - October 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Maya Park, 2026 Connorvale Road
Houston, TX 77039 United States
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Come see the Verizon explorer lab at the Copa Fiestas Patrias in Houston, Texas! A two day soccer tournament, MdBio's Houston-based team will be offering trips to Mars every twenty minutes throughout the event. The explorer lab will be open for players, fans, and spectators from 10 AM - 5 PM on Saturday and 9 AM - 3 PM on Sunday. Learn more >

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November 2018

ATLAS: Advancing Tomorrow’s Leaders in STEM

November 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mongomery College, 20200 Observation Drive
Germantown, MD 20876
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Advancing Tomorrow’s Leaders in STEM (ATLAS) is a college and career readiness symposium that provides a space for students typically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to connect with business leaders, colleges, government, and potential employers. Each ATLAS event offers meaningful opportunities for businesses, professionals, and volunteers to engage with the ATLAS audience as well supporters from local, state, and national companies. Since 2013 MdBio has hosted nine ATLAS events, engaging over 1,100 participants in meaningful dialogues about STEM career options…

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