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Volunteer opportunities with MdBio Foundation

Are you interested in supporting the MdBio Foundation’s mission?   There are several opportunities for you to volunteer for MdBio programs and events. We are always in need of volunteers with a variety of backgrounds and educational levels. Keep reading to learn about some different ways you can help out.   ATLAS – Advancing Tomorrow’s Leaders +…

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Maryland BioGENEius Challenge – Deadline to apply is April 21

This spring, MdBio Foundation is continuing its partnership with the Biotechnology Institute to bring the BioGENEius Challenge to Maryland high school students. Two Maryland students will be selected to travel to San Diego, CA to compete in the international competition focusing on original research in biotechnology. Last year’s finalists, Joy Zeng from Poolesville High School,…

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TCM accepting nominations for STEM Educator of the Year Award

The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM) will continue its tradition of honoring the best and brightest in STEM educators at its annual Industry Awards Celebration at the Bethesda North Marriott on May 15, 2014. The STEM Educator of the Year Award recognizes Maryland educators who are furthering excellence in their classroom while exciting K-12 students…

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MdBio Foundation brings together students and STEM professionals at inaugural LOFT event

On Saturday November 16, participants of the first ever Maryland Leaders on Fast Track (LOFT) symposium gathered at Johns Hopkins University in Rockville to explore STEM careers. The event, hosted by MdBio Foundation and Hispanic Heritage Foundation, drew over 150 participants from Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. The symposium brought together a diverse student body from…

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Baltimore City IGNITE students visit University of Maryland BioPark

On December 5, Jane Shaab, Executive Director of the University of Maryland BioPark, welcomed over 40 Baltimore City high school students to the biomedical research park located at the heart of the UMB campus in Baltimore. The BioPark facility hosts a community of life science companies and academic research centers that work to produce a variety…

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Middle Schoolers Meet Local Scientists to Explore STEM Careers

Renata Burnett was at a loss for words when her daughter, Valentina, completed the Young Science Explorers Program (YSEP), a youth science camp for Maryland students entering the seventh and eighth grade. “Valentina really liked the camp. It meant a lot to her,” said Burnett about her daughter’s involvement, “She could not wait to be…

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100K! MdBioLab Reaches Major Milestone

Jen Gruber, a senior at Rockville’s Magruder High School couldn’t believe her luck. As a member of the class who helped the MdBioLab reach a major milestone, she immediately took to social media tweeting, “Woooo 100,000th [student] class @mdbiolab.” For MdBioLab, MdBio Foundation’s unique custom-built 45-foot mobile bioscience laboratory for Maryland high school students, February 28,…

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*Calling All Science Educators*

Check out the upcoming AAAS Project 2061 Assessment Workshops in Washington, DC. This is an interactive three-day workshop that outlines Project 2061’s approach to science assessment. There are two sessions available, May 30-June 1 and October 17-19, 2012.  Click on the link below for more information, including registration.   http://www.project2061.org/events/workshops/assessment-overview.htm?txtRef=&txtURIOld=%2F120313%2Fevents%2Fworkshops%2Fassessment-overview%2Ehtm

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Meet a Scientist/Engineer

The 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival is coming soon to Washington, DC! Have you ever wanted to meet a Scientist/Engineer and ask them questions about what kind of work they do on a daily basis?…Now you can! Check out their website and the list of all the different Scientists/Engineers that will be participating! http://www.usasciencefestival.org/2012festival/finale-expo/meet-the-scientistengineer  

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Attention Science Educators!!

Join UMBC for the 15th anniversary of their life science symposium, A Look Ahead XV.  This symposium will be packed with an abundance of bioscience information sure to interest many science educators, as well as scientists and healthcare professionals.  Register now by clicking on the link below: http://www.umbc.edu/lookahead/ What:  A Look Ahead XV, life science…

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Johns Hopkins Summer Jobs/ Youth Programs

Johns Hopkins has great youth programs to introduce science and medicine into the community.  Through their Project R.E.A.C.H/Community Education Programs, Johns Hopkins has been giving students opportunities to get hands-on experience in areas that they may not have had connections to otherwise. They also have an excellent summer job program (JHSJP) that is a paid…

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JCVI 2012 Internship Program

J. Craig Venter Institute has announced its 2012 Internship Program. The Internship Program offers motivated high school, undergraduate and graduate students as well as teachers the opportunity to nurture their interest in science by participating in cutting-edge genomic research at the Institute in both Maryland and California. In addition, the Institute also hosts students interested…

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Believe it or not, it really is time to think about your summer internship!

One of the best ways to explore career interests is through on-the-job experience. Internships are a great way to see a career first hand, make contacts, create network opportunities, and gain valuable workforce skills for now and further down the road. While some internships are paid, the main focus is real-world experience and connecting with…

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