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


Virginia Bioscience Foundation develops and promotes programs designed to encourage young students before they choose specific careers, to appreciate and participate in the challenging work of math and science so that they do not preclude subsequent career choices in the biosciences. Read on »

About Vabio Foundation

Foundation Initiatives

“Biotech-in-a-Box” Program

The Virginia Bioscience Foundation is dedicated to funding an expansion of the Virginia “Biotech-in-a-Box” program operated by Virginia Tech. The program, in operation since 1994, loans out 30 biotech education kits to schools across the Commonwealth. During the 2004-2005 school year, the program served 16,000 students at 100 schools statewide. However, there are not enough resources to cover the demand for the program. The Virginia Bioscience Foundation has provided resources to manufacture at least three to four additional kits for distribution.