Summer program for rising seventh and eighth graders

MdBio Foundation will partner with Montgomery College to provide an opportunity for middle school students to experience laboratory science, science careers and Maryland bioscience organizations.  The Young Science Explorer Program (YSEP) is a 30-hour summer workshop geared towards students entering the seventh and eighth grade in Fall 2015. Students will be engaged in a weeklong…

Maryland students targeted for mobile health competition

Maryland high school and college students can create innovative solutions to healthcare challenges such as chronic-decease management or patient-provider information exchange through a competition organized by MdBio Foundation, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS), the Maryland Health Tech Coalition and leading information technology companies. In…

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…

Inaugural Baltimore ATLAS event brings high school students closer to STEM careers

MdBio Foundation partnered with the Tech Council of Maryland to bring the Advancing Tomorrow’s Leaders + STEM (ATLAS) college and career symposium to Baltimore on May 1. The Merrick School of Business at the University of Baltimore opened its doors to over 140 ATLAS participants, including students from nearby schools such as Western High School…

Neil Davey, Montgomery Blair HS senior, named 2014 Maryland BioGENEius Challenge winner

Neil Davey (pictured left), Montgomery Blair HS 2014 Maryland BioGENEius Challenge Winner Early Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment through the Detection of Circulating Tumor Cells using Drop-based Microfluidics   Kushi Ranganath, Thomas S. Wootton HS Effects of pancreatic α cell-specific deficiency of the G protein α-subunit (Gsα) on islet cell morphology Runner Up    Vishnu Rachakonda,…