Initiatives

“Biotech-in-a-Box” Program

The Fralin Life Science Institute at Virginia Tech has for several years been offering at no charge a number of science kits for high school level, in-class room use. The “Biotech-in-a-Box” program, in operation since 1994, loans out 30 biotech education kits to schools across the Commonwealth. In 2015, over 20,000 kits were loaned out to schools statewide. The Virginia Bioscience Foundation provides resources to replace consumables to maintain the kits for distribution.