Discovery Days at World Series HQ, Mini Makers, and More: The Bio-Rad Science Ambassador Program in 2014 and Beyond
From running science experiments on the home field of World Series champions the San Francisco Giants, to connecting with makers in “the nerd nest,” to hundreds of new classroom events, 2014 has been an exciting year for the Bio-Rad Science Ambassador Program. Learn about the latest highlights in this corporate social responsibility program and watch a video of participating students and scientists.
The Science Ambassador Program continues to grow in its mission to connect working scientists with students at the elementary, middle, and high school level. This month, bioradiations catches up with Bio-Rad’s corporate citizenship initiative at two events: the USA STEM festival in Washington, D.C., and a special day of science in Bio-Rad’s home town, Hercules, CA.
From the origins of digital PCR in leukemia research to stopping HIV with novel polymers to better methods for fragment-based drug discovery, BioRadiations has covered some of the most exciting life science research stories of 2013. Now take a look back at these stories and more as we review the best pieces of the year.
Jefferson County, Tennessee, faced tight school budgets and a mandate to “teach to the test” that left little room for hands-on science learning. Learn how biology professor Lisa Eccles worked to reverse this trend by getting involved with the Science Ambassador program, Bio-Rad’s fast-growing initiative to spark excitement about life science in primary school classrooms.
Take a closer look at Bio-Rad’s initiative to bring scientists into K–12 schools in North America by following three Ambassadors as they go into classrooms. Find out more about what this program offers students, teachers, and researchers.
Following a successful pilot effort in early 2012, Bio-Rad is proud to announce the official launch of the Bio-Rad Science Ambassador Program, which empowers scientists to engage directly with local schools to build student interest in the sciences and increase access to quality science education.