BioME hosts Student Showcase virtually

2020 BioME Student Showcase Recap On April 15, 2020, BioME organized the second annual BioME Student Showcase. The format was a little different this year, but despite obvious difficulties, the Showcase was held virtually and proved to be a success. 10 college students and 16 high school students were selected to virtually present their original life sciences-related research to a panel of judges in competition for cash and academic prizes. The BioME Student Showcase & Spring Networking Reception [...]

By |April 21st, 2020|

BioME will be funding Science Summer Camps for 4 Maine Middle Schoolers again this year

Maine School for Science and Mathematics Summer Camp Scholarships - Learn about science with like-minded peers! Due to current circumstances, the application deadline has been extended to April 27, 2020. As a follow up to ME Bioscience Day 2019, BIOME will be funding 4 scholarships in the form of 1-week-long summer science camps at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics in Limestone, ME. Eligible students must be age 11-14 and attend one of the schools that participated in [...]

By |February 21st, 2020|

ME Bioscience Day almost doubled in size in 2019

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 [...]

By |January 2nd, 2020|

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 [...]

By |June 26th, 2019|

BioME hosts 1st annual Student Showcase

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 [...]

By |May 2nd, 2019|

5 Maine Middle Schoolers Win BioME Summer Science Camp Scholarships

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 [...]

By |April 29th, 2019|

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