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AT&T Contributes $30,000 to MdBio Foundation

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education in Maryland received a big boost today thanks to a $30,000 contribution from AT&T to the MdBio Foundation. The contribution will support MdBioLab, a custom-built, 45-foot mobile bioscience laboratory that visits schools across Maryland, giving students a unique opportunity to explore the life sciences through captivating experiments, ranging from…


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,…


Congressman Steny Hoyer visits MdBioLab

Congressman Hoyer Tours MdBioLab at Surrattsville HS

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) visited MdBioLab at Surrattsville High School on March 10. While visiting the MdBioLab, he received a tour of the mobile laboratory, met with students, and participated in teacher Abimbola Akinmolayan’s AP Biology class. Akinmolayan’s students used agarose gel electrophoresis to analyze hemoglobin molecules while on MdBioLab.  The students conducted the…


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 +…


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,…