MassBioEd Will Host 3rd Annual Statewide Biotechnology Job Shadow Day
What: Over 450 Massachusetts students from 15 local high schools will explore life sciences career options by shadowing biotechnology professionals at 14 local biotech companies and research institutions statewide.
MassBioEd’s 3rd Annual Statewide Biotechnology Job Shadow Day aims to allow students to learn more about the fascinating and diverse career options that exist within the life sciences industry and encourages them to consider further STEM education. Students will participate in company tours, one-on-one meetings with life sciences professionals, and a networking lunch.
When: Thursday, June 7, 2012
Who: Companies that will be participating in this year’s Job Shadow Day are Abbott Labs, AirGas, Avecia, Biogen Idec, Cubist Pharmaceuticals, EMD Millipore, EMD Serono, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, MicroTest, Millennium, Shire Pharmaceuticals, and Whitehead Institute. Thank you!
BioTeach Lab Wins 2011 NIH K-12 LAB Challenge Award
We are pleased to announce that the Burping Yeast lab, designed by four BioTeach teachers, has received recognition from the NIH K-12 LAB Challenge Award!
The NIH K–12 LAB Challenge is a call to the nation to help bring engaging hands-on science into the classroom — so everyone can enjoy doing science! NIH asked people to send in their best experiments for kindergarten through 12th-grade classrooms. These written procedures are available to everyone for free.
During Summer 2010, the MassBioEd team asked a small group of teachers to design labs that used BioTeach equipment, were engaging and original, aligned with state frameworks, and were virtually free to run. The Burping Yeast Lab is available here.
- Whitney Hagins, Lexington High School
- Ken Bateman, Wellesley High School
- Aimee Gauthier, Boston Latin School
- Maggie Keeler, Lexington High School
10 BioTeach Teachers Chosen to Participate in NSF-Funded BioGraph
There is power in numbers! By aggregating the purchasing power of the members companies within MassBio, the Purchasing Consortium allows members to have a strong presence in the marketplace and benefit from competitive discounts and top notch customer service.
The MassBio Purchasing Consortium was the first in the industry, and is developed through feedback from member companies as part of an ongoing effort to help companies extend their burn rate. We continuously evaluate the need of our members and the existing contracts to ensure that we are delivering the best value.
This year, four of our Purchasing Consortium suppliers, Fisher, Airgas, Linde, and Alert, have agreed to enhance their offerings to MassBio members!