Encouraging young Americans to explore studies and careers in innovative fields such as the life sciences.
Virginia Bioscience Foundation (formerly known as The Chesapeake Bioscience Education 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
Learning how to apply bioscience research to the commercial world is a critical area of need. There are not enough internship opportunities or funds available to reach a critical mass of students. To help address this challenge, the Virginia Bioscience Foundation is funding internships at biotechnology companies each summer with matching grants to encourage biotechnology companies to provide workforce education internships to university students and/or teachers each summer. Click here for a list of Virginia bioscience firms that may offer internships.