SOURCE: MdBio Foundation

MdBio Foundation

September 11, 2012 11:17 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Bioscience Lab on Wheels Stops at SEED School of Maryland This Week

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - Sep 11, 2012) -  Aspiring scientists at the SEED School of Maryland will climb aboard Maryland's only mobile bioscience lab for high school students this Thursday, September 13th. SEED School students will experience MdBioLab, a 40-foot tractor-trailer outfitted as a cutting-edge science lab, by performing science experiments ranging from crime scene forensics to how to diagnose diseases. The lab is funded by MdBio Foundation, an affiliate of the Tech Council of Maryland that seeks to support and advance Maryland's bioscience industry. MdBioLab is viewed as a critical component to developing Maryland's future bioscience workforce. 

WHO:
Students, teachers and Maryland's leading bioscience experts

WHAT:
SEED School students conduct bioscience experiments in Maryland's only mobile bioscience lab for high school students 

WHEN:
Thursday, September 13th,
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM (1st class)
10:40 AM to 11:40 AM (2nd class)

WHERE:
SEED School of Maryland
200 Font Hill Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21223

About MdBioLab: MdBioLab serves as a mobile laboratory on wheels -- a modified tractor trailer outfitted with research-grade laboratory equipment just for students. It provides advanced educational programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) to high school students and teachers, and an independent study has found it provides statistically measurable benefits of increased content knowledge and student engagement in STEM. This mobile teaching lab provides interactive laboratory programs to schools with no facilities from which to offer a hands-on education in bioscience in an engaging format much like the TV show "CSI." It is through hands-on learning that students truly enjoy the educational experience, excel and continue onto careers in the STEM fields, which ultimately means jobs and economic growth for Maryland. MdBioLab is celebrating a decade of service to 100,000 students from every county in Maryland. To learn more visit www.MdBioLab.org or watch a video about MdBioLab by clicking here.

About The SEED School of Maryland: The SEED School of Maryland is a statewide, public boarding school that opened in August 2008 and is located in southwest Baltimore. SEED presents at-risk and underserved students from across the state with an extraordinary opportunity to receive a college-preparatory education that prepares them for success in college and beyond. Nearly 400 students from across the state live and learn on SEED's 52-acre campus from Sunday evenings until Friday afternoon.

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