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…

Mid Atlantic AP Biology Teacher Academy

The NABT/BSCS Biology Teacher Academy presented in partnership with HHMI Biointeractive will focus on promoting rigor in high-school biology and AP classes through meaningful classroom experiences and pedagogical strategies that engage students in scientific inquiry. The workshop is a collaborative endeavor of NABT Academy Biology Teacher-Leaders and Virginia Wesleyan College (VWC) faculty. Experienced AP Teacher-Leaders…

Scholarship fund for female life science professionals, students

Women in Bio (WIB) has established the Robbie Melton Scholarship Fund in honor of the organization’s co-founder to support and encourage women who are building their careers in the life sciences industry.  Two $1,000 scholarships are available.  Applicants must be  a woman currently working within the life sciences industry or a current student working toward a…

Young Women in Bio: JCVI to host biotechnology career leadership for middle school girls

Learn how a science degree opens doors to the laboratory and beyond!  Join Young Women In Bio (YWIB) at the J. Craig Venter Institute for an opportunity to meet and interact with women who have science degrees and work in various careers that support the cutting-edge research in genomics and bioinformatics. Tour the facilities and…