Encouraging young Americans to explore studies and careers in innovative fields such as the life sciences.

DNA Kid

The Virginia Bioscience Foundation develops and promotes programs that stimulate interest in bioscience-related STEM (“bioSTEM”) careers among students from K through college.  The Foundation’s programs promote interest in bioscience education and seek to engage bioscience businesses with teachers and students to expose them to the business of bioscience: how business and science come together to create products and services that promote human health.

The Foundation’s long-term goal is to create a pipeline of qualified job candidates to fill jobs created by Virginia’s fast growing bioscience businesses and to develop the next generations of entrepreneurs to lead Virginia’s bioscience companies.

The Virginia Bioscience Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit subsidiary of Virginia BIO. Read on »

About Vabio Foundation

Foundation Initiatives

State Science and Engineering Fair Awards

The Virginia Bioscience Foundation provides judges and sponsors the Mark Licata Biotechnology Awards for the top three (3) projects in bioscience fields to high school students competing in the annual State Science and Engineering Fairs.