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 + STEM
May 1, 2014, Baltimore, MD
The ATLAS symposium is a one-day career symposium designed for high school and college students that are traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields.
Volunteer Position: Logistics Volunteer
Description: Assist MdBio staff with setup/break down, registration, and other logistical tasks.
Requirements: Arrive at least one hour prior to the event and stay at least through the first half of the event. High school students and older are welcome to volunteer.
Volunteer Position: Meet and Greet Presenter
Description: Similar to an informal poster session, the “Meet and Greet” will provide STEM professionals and graduate students the opportunity to show off their work (via poster, hands-on activity, computer demonstration, etc.).
Requirements: We are seeking energetic and passionate STEM professionals and graduate students to share their work and experiences in order to engage future STEM leaders. Young professionals and graduate students are particularly encouraged to volunteer.
MdBio Foundation hosts the Maryland state BioGENEius competition, a rigorous science fair for talented high schools students with research projects involving biotechnology.
Volunteer Position: BioGENEius Judge
Description: A group of judges will assess/score submissions and choose the finalists to continue on to the International Competition.
Requirements: Judges must hold a Ph.D. and work in the sciences. Must be able to judge 4-8 biotechnology projects (online) in between April 22 and May 5, 2014.
April 26, 2014, College Park, MD
10AM-4PM (2 hour shifts)
Maryland Day is the University of Maryland’s (College Park) annual open house, which features hundreds of fun and educational events for explorers of all ages. MdBioLab will be on site to welcome visitors for short hands-on experiences.
Volunteer Position: Outreach Volunteer
Description: Help MdBio staff and educators present short, basic science activities and demonstrations with attendees.
Requirements: We will train you on site. Middle school students and older are welcome to volunteer.
All volunteers will receive a free MdBio T-shirt, and we’ll approve SSL hours for high school students. To learn more about these volunteer positions and how to register, please contact Reimi Hicks by email.