The Virginia BIO Foundation, a not for profit foundation created to connect bioscience companies with teachers and students to stimulate career interest in the biosciences (BioSTEM), is hosting a teachers only event on May 21, 2015 at locations throughout Virginia. BioTeach, is intended to provide an opportunity for K-12 science teachers from public and private schools to see how the bioscience industry puts science to work by creating products and services that improve human health. See how our Virginia companies recreate human disease in the laboratory, discover new drugs, procures human tissue, and much more. BioTeach has been organized through a collaboration with the Virginia BIO Foundation, the Virginia Department of Education and Virginia’s Director of STEM.
Each business will host a complimentary open house, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm on May 21, during which it will serve food and drinks, present its science and lead tours of its operations in a fun and informal environment. The tours will be followed by social networking and discussion of how businesses can further support efforts to educate our students and build interest in BioSTEM careers.
The following companies proudly open their doors to you:
Virginia BioTechnology Research Park, 800 E. Leigh St., Richmond VA 23219
Engineered BioPharmaceuticals, 300 Ringgold Industrial Parkway, Danville, VA 24540
Afton Scientific, 2020 Avon Court, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Cadence, 9 Technology Drive, Staunton, 24401
Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), Lester Hall, 651 Colley Ave 23507