Emerging Leaders in Biotechnology + Cyber: Cohort Two Engages Montgomery County Students

Launched in 2021, Learning Undefeated’s Emerging Leaders in STEM program connects high school and college women with female STEM professionals to build career readiness and networking skills. The interactive program engages young learners with student-led laboratory investigations. Developed at the request of DOD STEM, the first pilot cohort convened during the summer of 2021 with…

Young Emerging Leaders in Biotech Learn about SMART Scholarship-for-Service

“STEM is all about solving problems,” said Karrin Felton, program manager of the Department of Defense (DoD) Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program, to a virtual audience of aspiring biotechnologists. “STEM brings people together from disparate backgrounds who have different ideas. This opposition is how we work things out.”

108 Grants Awarded to Montgomery County, MD Nonprofits

Learning Undefeated’s mobile STEM lab will engage Montgomery County Public Schools students in hands-on, experiential STEM learning focused on minority entrepreneurship. The Emerging Leaders program includes hands-on workshops & career-focused sessions that nurture technical skills and support job prospecting for young women of color (ages of 14-22). “This new partnership with MCEDC supports young women – who are so underrepresented in STEM careers – by sparking interest in high-demand industries such as cybersecurity and biotechnology, building confidence, and fostering lasting relationships to carry them into their careers,” said Brian Gaines, Learning Undefeated’s CEO.

STEM Spotlight, Dr. Mika Sovak

As part of the Emerging Leaders in Biotechnology mentorship program, speakers from a variety of occupations and diverse backgrounds are sharing their experiences in STEM with students. On Saturday, May 1 we had the privilege of meeting Dr. Mika Sovak, Vice President and Franchise Head, Oncology R&D at AstraZeneca. Dr. Sovak gave participants insight into…

From BioGENEius to the White House Science Fair

From whitehouse.gov: Teen Tackles Early Cancer Detection Neil Davey, 20, of Gaithersburg, Maryland, took on the study of cancer for his International BioGENEius Challenge project. Neil’s goal was to detect cancer early, when there are often more treatment options and better outcomes for cancer patients. His technique uses a combination of drop-based microfluidics and polymerase chain…