ME Bioscience Day is a statewide event that started as an initiative in 2016. The objective is to get students excited about science and raise awareness of career opportunities in the life sciences sector in Maine. Traditionally, scientists and life science professionals volunteer to visit local middle school classrooms to talk with students about their career in science, their daily tasks, perform a hands-on activity, and inspire Maine’s youth to pursue a career in the field.
In 2020, ME Bioscience Day shifted to a unique virtual format through video presentations, live Q&A sessions, and hands-on activities. Hosting the event virtually expanded our reach to rural school districts. ME Bioscience Day will grow as a hybrid event in years to come.