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 »

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Foundation Initiatives

“Biotechnology Bonanza” Middle School Career Awareness Initiative

The Virginia Bioscience Foundation is working with potential partners in re-launching a successful week-long summer program for nearly sixty middle school students designed to help kids explore careers and opportunities in the field of biotechnology. Each day the students heard from professionals working in various aspects of the Life Sciences, performed educational experiments, and took field trips to related businesses and laboratories. The program ran successfully for three years until the government funding was eliminated for the project.