Welcome to the premiere issue of MdBioWire, the new quarterly e-newsletter from the innovative science education advocates at MdBio Foundation, Inc.
Through MdBioWire, we hope to chronicle for you how we pursue an incredibly vital mission: inspiring the next generation of scientists in Maryland and beyond. This work is important. Science education is a bellwether for the nation’s future economic competitiveness. The business sectors that power Maryland’s economy require a workforce skilled in science, math, and technology. If our students lose interest in biology, chemistry, and computer science, Maryland will fall behind in the race for tomorrow’s technology-based jobs. That’s where the Foundation’s work begins. Since 1997, our staff of educators has worked with Maryland’s middle and high school students to show them the power and possibility of a career in the life sciences.
How do we do it? Our flagship program is MdBioLab, a custom-built, 45-foot mobile science lab. MdBioLab travels to schools across Maryland and enables students to explore the life sciences through hands-on, real-world experiments, including crime scene forensics and the diagnosis of diseases. Thanks to MdBioLab, more than 100,000 students have experienced what it’s like to be a forensics expert or a geneticist on the cusp of a breakthrough discovery. But that’s only the beginning. We also connect students with world-renown biotechnology firms through our Young Science Explorers Program, and we’re developing a game-changing digital learning platform called MdBioSphere that will raise science education to a new level.
Join us in our mission
The Foundation’s achievements wouldn’t be possible without our corporate partners. We are actively seeking corporate sponsors that want to help us encourage Maryland’s youth to explore the life sciences. If your organization is ready to join the team, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sincerely, Brian Gaines CEO Email