Dr. Nirav Shah featured at BioME Virtual Coffee Hour this November

Maine CDC Director, Dr. Nirav Shah, shares his thoughts with BioME and guests BioME had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Nirav Shah, Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC), at the November BioME Virtual Coffee Hour. Dr. Shah has medical and law degrees from the University of Chicago, and studied economics at Oxford University. He has extensive experience in the public health sector, serving as an attorney, public [...]

By |November 16th, 2020|

Winner of Maine BioGENEius Challenge Receives High Honors in International Finals (guest post by Ijeoma Obi)

Maine BioGENEius winner shares experience at the International Finals This post was written by Ijeoma Obi, a high school student from Bangor, who won our 2nd annual BioME Student Showcase on April 15, 2020. As the winner, Ijeoma got to represent Maine and was recognized with High Honors for her research at the international finals of The BioGENEius Challenge during BIO International Convention. Ijeoma utilized novel molecular design for the pharmacological modification of ion channel [...]

By |July 14th, 2020|

Meet the 4 Maine middle schoolers who won the BioME summer science camp scholarships

Meet the 4 Maine middle schoolers who won the BioME summer science camp scholarships These future scientists will have an opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences with like-minded peers and an enthusiastic and dedicated staff who share their passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Due to the current health crisis, the Maine School for Science and Mathematics Science Summer Camps have been cancelled this season. All 2020 BioME scholarship recipients [...]

By |May 15th, 2020|

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|

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