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Learning Undefeated, a Maryland-based nonprofit organization focused on STEM education, is partnering with pharma giant AstraZeneca to expand science education across Maryland. The two recently showcased the new Breakout Box: Body Systems Mission at Gaithersburg Middle School on April 20. The event is part of a weeklong school visit in which more than 500 Gaithersburg Middle School students will experience the new Breakout Box: Body Systems Mission, an immersive learning experience designed to meet Next Generation Science Standards for 7th grade life sciences.
“Especially being in the biotech corridor of the City of Gaithersburg, I mean this is just a prime opportunity for us to further instill the value and importance of a STEM education in one of the most diverse cities in our country,” County Councilmember Laurie-Ann Sayles said. Thursday night kicked off a new year-long partnership that will bring the “Breakout Box: Body Systems Mission” to schools across the state, according to a release from Learning Undefeated. The event is part of a week-long visit at Gaithersburg Middle School.
Learning Undefeated Unveils Immersive STEM Experience at Gaithersburg Middle School Supported by AstraZeneca
By eighth grade, nearly 50 percent of all US students lose interest or see STEM as irrelevant to their future, threatening the STEM leader pipeline of tomorrow. Through our partnership with Learning Undefeated we hope to inspire students to pursue careers in STEM that will develop solutions for tomorrow’s challenges.
Nonprofit Joins Forces with Nation’s Leading Port Authority to Bring Student-Led Environmental Sustainability Adventure to Area Schools
“When students step into the PORT-Able Learning Lab, they are immersed in an adventure that requires them to use the practices of science and engineering while learning how to be good environmental stewards,” said Jennifer Colvin, Chief Innovation Officer of Learning Undefeated. “The Port of Corpus Christi generates nearly one hundred thousand jobs in our Coastal Bend community. This new PORT-Able Learning Lab allows future innovators to explore career paths in the maritime industry and learn about real-world considerations, like time, budget, and environmental factors.”