ME BioScience Day 2019 On November 21, 2019 we organized our fourth annual ME BioScience Day at 23 middle schools across the state of Maine. ME BioScience Day is a statewide event that we started as an initiative in 2016. The objective was to get students excited about science and raise awareness of career opportunities in the life sciences sector in Maine. Bigger and better than before: This year, 58 amazing scientists and life science [...]
Winner of Maine BioGENEius Challenge Competes in International Finals in Philadelphia (guest post by Melissa Tian)
Maine BioGENEius winner shares her experience at the International Finals This post was written by Melissa Tian, a high school student from Bangor, who won our very first BioME Student Showcase on April 2019. As the winner, Melissa got to represent Maine in the international finals of The BioGENEius Challenge during BIO International Convention in Philadelphia. Below she describes her experience and research project. Melissa Tian: Hello, my name is Melissa, and I am a going to be senior at [...]
2019 BioME Student Showcase On April 25, 2019 we hosted our first annual BioME Student Showcase at the University of Southern Maine. 11 college students and 13 high school students presented their original biotech research in competition for cash and academic prizes. The Showcase began with the high school poster competition, where judges and attendees viewed posters and conversed with students about their research. College students then had the chance to present their research through a 3 minute pitch in [...]
Meet 5 future scientists: MSSM science camp scholarship winners We are happy to announce that this year BioME is funding 5 scholarships in the form of 1-week-long summer science camps at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics in Limestone. We originally intended to give out 4 scholarships but after reviewing all applications, BioME Board of Directors decided to grant an additional award ! All 5 awardees attend schools that participated in ME Bioscience Day 2018. ME Bioscience Day is [...]
An excellent opportunity to expand science horizons this summer! As a follow up to ME Bioscience Day 2018, BIOME has decided to fund 4 scholarships in the form of 1-week-long summer science camps at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics in Limestone. Eligible students must be age 11-14 and attend one of the schools that participated in ME Bioscience Day 2018 on Nov 7. The camps run between June 30 and Aug 3. Any week can be chosen, depending on [...]
Advocacy Update: BioME supports LR4022 An Act To Restore the Super Credit for Substantially Increased Research and Development
BioME would like to voice our support towards LR0422, An Act To Restore the Super Credit for Substantially Increased Research and Development proposed by Representative Allison Hepler. This legislation would reinstate the Super tax credit that was available to innovative Maine institutions prior to 2015 and allowed for substantial business savings. R&D is especially important in the economic development life cycle, as it’s the seed for future growth and opportunities. BioME strongly believes that the R&D super tax credit will [...]
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