MdBio Foundation, Inc., an affiliate of the Tech Council of Maryland, has been providing innovative and effective bioscience education for middle and high school students since 1997. The non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization is dedicated to providing bioscience awareness, education, and workforce development in the state of Maryland and beyond.
The Foundation’s interdisciplinary approach uses science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to explore real-world, problem-centric learning that bridges school, community, health, and business.
Since 1991, MdBio has been instrumental in the continued growth of Maryland's bioscience industry, providing companies with financial support, business development consulting services, cost sharing and group purchasing opportunities, and education and workforce development programs. In 2006, MdBio merged with the Tech Council of Maryland. As a result of this merger, the MdBio Foundation was formed.
Today, the MdBio Foundation enhances science education through a diverse set of programs, including their flagship program MdBioLab, and other celebrated STEM education programs such as the Young Science Explorers Program (YSEP) for middle school students, the Maryland BioGENEius Award, and its game-based learning platform MdBioSphere.