MDBioLab Opens Doors to JHU, Community During Open House
MDBio Foundation treated the local community – including those who work at Johns Hopkins University – to a tour of its mobile science lab and a scoop of ice cream. (photo gallery)
MDBioLab is outfitted with state-of-the-art science equipment. The bus visits different Maryland high schools each week, and instructors expose students to laboratory concepts and techniques. The students also learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and math-related fields. The lab visits approximately 35 high schools annually.
For a few weeks this summer, the lab parked at the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, giving MDBioFoundation staff an opportunity to spruce up the lab for the new school year.
Approximately 100 local residents, students and employees, including those from JHU and the National Cancer Institute, took tours of the lab and learned about the MDBio Foundation. Maryland State Del. Charles Barkley was among those who attended. Some of the JHU Montgomery County Campus tenants also checked out the lab.
“MDBioLab primarily serves middle and high school students throughout Maryland,” said Brain Gaines, chief executive of MDBio Foundation. “It’s always fun to hold an event to educate adults – also known as older kids – about STEM education and the work we do at the Foundation. Moreover, we wanted to thank the folks at JHU for their continued support and partnership.”