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Houston We Have Lift Off: Verizon Innovative Learning Explorer Lab virtually transports students to Mars [video]

MdBio’s VP of Communications and Events, Janeé Pelletier, shows off the Verizon explorer lab during a Capitol Hill open house for policymakers in July 2018. The “explorer lab” touches down in DC and Houston this summer to show kids and adults the power of STEM education. Augmented and virtual reality technologies offer students extraordinary opportunities to…

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Texas First Lady makes brief education stop in Wharton

Three Wharton Junior High students were given the opportunity to present in front of Abbott and Dell. The students were nervous but confident, MD BioLab Education Outreach Coordinator Desurae Matthews said. “The kids loved it,” Matthews said. “It was a good experience for them to be able to present in front of someone so important was awesome. It definitely built up their confidence to be able to speak and present in front of someone with so much power over America. They were nervous at first but when they were realized that this was really happening about five minutes before they build up their self-esteem and were really confident.”

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Just Do It Now youth educated through MdBio

from Wharton Journal-Spectator (Wharton, TX) | July 28, 2018 by Dicey Schauer Just Do It Now has an MdBioLab sitting in its front lawn. According to the MdBio website, the MdBio Foundation, which comes out of Maryland, aims to bring STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) to underserved communities. During the school year, MdBio brings…

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PGCC Joins with MdBio and Verizon to Introduce Middle School Girls to STEM Skills

LARGO, Md. (Aug. 8, 2018) | read it > Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) joined with MdBio Foundation and Verizon Communications to introduce middle school girls from Prince George’s County to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) skills in a unique summer program. The Verizon Innovative Learning program launched in partnership with the National Association for…

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Novavax’s Brian Rosen Named Chair of MdBio Foundation

Gaithersburg, Md. – June 26, 2018 – The MdBio Foundation, a non-profit that provides STEM education and workforce development to underserved communities, today announced Brian Rosen, vice president, Commercial Strategy, at Novavax Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX), was named chair of the board of directors.  Rosen will succeed Jennifer Cotteleer, who has served as board chair for…

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An MdBio First: Virtual Reality in the Classroom

Never ones to let the edge of what’s physically possible limit STEM education, MdBio’s education team has been working with teachers and students to develop a virtual reality earth and space science activity for the classroom. Virtual reality represents the newest immersive learning experience for MdBio, who has several other game-based learning experiences for mobile…

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