ME Bioscience Day Videos

ME Bioscience Day Videos

ME Bioscience Day 2023 Recap

The 8th annual ME Bioscience Day took place earlier this month as a hybrid event with both in-person volunteers and virtual video formats. 43 amazing volunteers visited local middle schools to get students excited about science and inform them of the opportunities they may have working in a science related field in their future. Schools that participated virtually watched the videos below and took part in a hands-on activity to explore protein channels. This year, we reached 5,400 students from 46 schools in Maine!

ME Bioscience Day 2023 Introduction with Patrick Breeding from Marin Skincare

Each year, the BioME team and schools across the state look forward to ME Bioscience Day. ME Bioscience Day is a statewide event that aims to get students excited about life science and raise awareness of career opportunities available within Maine’s life sciences industry. Our 8th annual event is taking place throughout the week of November 13-17, 2023.

Patrick Breeding is the Co-Founder and CEO of Marin Skincare. Marin Skincare is a hydration cream created with marine glycoproteins to sooth aggravated skin.

Part 1: Dr. Caitlin Howell from from University of Maine

Caitlin Howell, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Maine’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Dr. Howell is also the Principle Investigator and Head of the Howell Biointerface and Biomimetics Lab at University of Maine.

Part 2: Sarah Joyce from Kennebec River Biosciences

Sarah Joyce is a Microbiologist at Kennebec River Biosciences in Richmond, ME. Kennebec River Biosciences provides aquatic animal health services and solutions to farms, businesses, government agencies, and scientific research institutions.

Part 3: Lindsay Ware from Science Dogs of New England

Lindsay Ware is the Owner of Sciences Dogs of New England in Ellsworth, ME. Her company creates new opportunities for conservation and environmental research in New England through the use of trained scent detection dogs for low-impact data collection and conservation practices.

ME Bioscience Day Hands-On Activity: Genetic Traits Inventory & PTC Paper Taste Test

Following the scientists’ video presentations is an interactive hands-on activity, allowing students to see scientific principles exhibited in their own classroom.

In this activity, students take an inventory of their own easily observable genetic traits and compare those inventories with other students in groups. Once the inventories are complete, students make data tables and bar graphs showing the most and least common traits in their group.