Melissa Gonzales, Refugio (Texas) ISD, Superintendent of Schools

In the midst of widespread devastation and confusion, we have witnessed the best in humanity. One of the finest examples of the blessings we have received is an outpouring of support from Rebuild Texas Fund, Qatar Harvey Fund, and Learning Undefeated. With two junior high science labs serving all 7-12 grade students, science lab experiences would be significantly limited. On the contrary, Refugio ISD students have had access to state of the art, relevant science instruction, equipment and material. read more

Yeldys Milagro de Armas, Student, University of Maryland

Your mobile lab changed my life! I was a student at Watkins Mill High School when the mobile lab came to my school, and my experience on the lab is what caused me to choose a major in a STEM field. Your program really is changing lives! read more

Tina Herrington, Superintendent, Wharton ISD

Our kids have been through so much. Having Learning Undefeated in our district was essential to giving our students meaningful and engaging science lessons in a safe environment. We are excited to have them back this year!

Tony Salgado, Assistant Principal, Luther Jackson Middle School

Our partnership with you all has helped to open doors for our students. With hard work and the support of Northrop Grumman and Learning Undefeated we help ensure that our students do not fall behind simply because of where they live. read more

Keith Williams, Science Teacher, Woodsboro Junior/Senior High School

I am asking you to take any and all steps needed to continue funding this project for small rural schools. Our students do not get the opportunities that larger schools offer. This helps them to broaden their horizons. read more

LaNiece A. Sollock, Director of Curriculum Science/Math K-12, Vidor Independent School District

My school, and my students, have directly benefitted from Learning Undefeated’s education programs since Hurricane Harvey. As of February 2017, our district had 1556 students identified as homeless due to Hurricane Harvey, and many of those are still in temporary living situations. read more

Dr. JoAnn Suzich, Vice President of Research, MedImmune

“If we are to continue to solve the toughest health challenges of tomorrow, we need to cultivate the talent today. I can say with authority that employers will be waiting, but more importantly, patients are waiting. At MedImmune we are driven to create life-saving medicines — a process that does not happen without people who… read more

LaTara Harris, Regional Director for External Affairs, AT&T

“By supporting groups like MdBio we’re creating opportunities for people to prepare for rewarding careers, especially at a time when so many jobs are unfulfilled in the U.S. today, lacking qualified applicants. We support programs that prepare people for college and careers – especially STEM careers – and MdBio does that and more.” – LaTara… read more

Neeraj Aggarwal, Program Director of Rebuild Texas Fund

“We are excited to be working with MdBio to help communities rebuild after Hurricane Harvey. This hands-on learning laboratory is helping to build resiliency for the children in this community by contributing to their STEM education.” – Neeraj Aggarwal, Program Director of Rebuild Texas Fund.

Janice Carroll, Refugio High School, Lead Science Dept.

The students were excited daily to enter the mobile lab and were exposed to a variety of experiments. I remember one of the most exciting days was when they solved the mystery of the broken beaker! They were meticulous at all data collecting and were on task to solve the mystery. Many of the labs… read more

Beth Foster, Science Academic Chair, Annapolis High School

I wanted to thank you and your crew for the great week we had with the Bio Lab. It could not have gone any better – from the site prep and the drop off, to the experience provided for our students. We wanted access for all students, and we received more than we could hope for! Our ESOL… read more

Charlotte Dorsey, Executive Director, Just Do It Now Community Center

The mobile science lab was a life changing experience for our children this summer! Josiah failed science in school last year and the science part of the STAR test as well. He was frustrated and hated science for this reason. Josiah is a very intelligent child but for some reason science was a struggle for… read more

Steve Coats, Vice President, External Science Strategy, MedImmune

Partnering with MdBio Foundation not only offers an opportunity to propel and motivate the next generation of STEM visionaries, but provides MedImmune scientists and professionals a chance to support innovation in the community — inspiring students through their own experiences. It makes a difference!

Melissa Sandlin, Manager, Corporate Citizenship – Eastern Region, Northrop Grumman Corporation

We are very excited to partner with MdBio Foundation to support the MXLab. At Northrop Grumman Corporation we’re dedicated to fostering the next generation of STEM professionals. The commitment and the quality and the rigor of MdBio’s content has us very excited to connect with the organization and be able to bring classroom learning to life.

Biology Teacher, Reservoir High School

This is such a golden opportunity for us. We talk about science and a lot of times we are playing make-believe scientists in the classroom, but when they’re here they ARE scientists. They are doing real science and that’s just such an impactful moment for them.

Kiran Chodavarapu, Process Innovation Leader, WR Grace

MdBio Foundation does all of the hard work in marketing, communicating and then working with the students to get them excited about STEM. I am honored to support your mission and speak to students about my career path. Unlike so many other projects or endeavors, the results of STEM education span generations.

High School Student, Prince George’s County

ATLAS is awesome. I came here today thinking about a career in either IT or mechanical engineering. After talking to some people, I’m definitely leaning more toward mechanical engineering. I definitely plan on going to the next event in the spring.

Girl Scout Leader, Prince George’s County

ATLAS is a great event. I brought my Girl Scout troop today, and these girls are 9th through 12th grades. I told them what STEM is and they were excited to see what career opportunities are available to them. We had four other events to choose from today, and the girls chose this one.

Science Teacher, Potomac High School

MdBio’s events help students realize that science is a friendly environment, and give students a chance to see all of the STEM career options they have, which can be cool and fun. Students can see that they really can work with all of the things they learn about in class.

High School Student, Prince George’s County

I want to be a veterinarian, and I got information about vet schools and about what being a veterinarian is like. This event has been really fun for me and my friends.

High School Parent, Montgomery County

My son is in 10th grade, so it’s time that he start thinking about what he wants to do for a career. The ATLAS event is perfect for him. He was able to explore a lot of different careers and talk to colleges about what types of programs they offer. He’s thinking about aerospace engineering, so…

Neil Davey, 2014 Maryland BioGENEius Challenge Winner

It allowed me to see that even as a high-schooler I can do research and do something useful. It also gives me more motivation to study science and biology.

Jay P. Siegel, M.D., Janssen Research & Development, LLC

Through the BioGENEius Challenge, students gain an appreciation for the fascinating aspects of scientific experimentation and the tremendous potential for biotechnology to continue to address some of the most pressing issues of our time.

Jeffrey Almond, Ph.D., Sanofi Pasteur

At a time when the U.S. is struggling to engage students in the sciences, the BioGENEius Challenge has found a way to encourage those students who are excited about biotechnology to reach for the next level.

Jennie C. Hunter-Cevera, Ph.D., microbiologist

Rapid advances in science and technology demand educational programs like MdBioLab that are responsive and accessible.

Claire Sargo, Mount de Sales Academy

Women are an underrepresented population in the sciences. With activities like [the MdBioLab] women can become more confident going into science careers.

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer

The MDBioLab is an outstanding example of innovative science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs that enrich our students’ education and provide them with the skills they need to compete for the jobs of tomorrow.

Leah Warble, Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts

The excitement of feeling like a real scientist, even just a change in what they are wearing, wearing goggles and blue gloves … Being allowed to handle this kind of situation makes them more responsible for the work because they are now intrigued in doing it and they feel respected and responsible since we gave them…

LaTara Harris, AT&T-Maryland

We want to do our part by helping MdBio Foundation prepare the next generation of scientists right here in Baltimore.