We worked with the Jewish Home Lifecare to bring the BioBus to a group of NYC high school students interested in science & medicine careers. We thought it was a pretty unique collaboration -- and ABC News did too!
Check out great photos of students on board the BioBus at Columbia High School in East Greenbush, NY. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals has sponsored a three day visit for students at the high school, who have been loving studying microbiology aboard the BioBus.
The BioBus visited Sussex, New Jersey this week, looking at swamp, pond, and puddle water collected by 5th graders at Wantage Elementary school. Check out this great news story that made the front pages of the New Jersey Herald. We've found that rural and suburban school students benefit from interactions with scientists and high tech science on the BioBus as much as those in big cities like NYC and Indianapolis.
Nancy Van Prooyen writes a wonderful feature story about the BioBus for the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology magazine. Read the article and find out what's in store for the future of the BioBus.
Check out this great article about Dr. Ben and the BioBus at the World Science Festival Street Fair.
Stephen Colbert, host of the Colbert Report, showed timelapse movies of his neutrophils as recorded aboard the BioBus during his interview with author Rebecca Skloot on the March 16th, 2010 show. Neutrophils defend our bodies against attacks from bacteria and other foreign invaders and are a crucial first line of our immune system. Stephen's neutrophil is seen here crawling around, looking for something to munch on. Thanks for donating the cells, Stephen, and sorry we couldn't really immortalize them! Read more in Dr. Ben's blog on The BioBus Daily News. Of course, the BioBus spends most of its time bringing hands-on science education to low-income school students. You can support our efforts by volunteering your time or donating your money. Every cent donated goes to bringing hands-on science education to the students who need it most. Check out the rest of the site to see more about how your support will help the BioBus help students reach their full science potential. And check out the BioBus blog for pictures of Colbert aboard the BioBus and the full TV segment.
A wonderful article in Scientific American documents the work the BioBus is doing to bridge the science education gap.
Virginia Prescott interviewed Dr. Ben on her show Word of Mouth yesterday. "Roll on!" Listen to the interview here.
Except for confusing us with Rutgers, a very nice article about an elementary school visit last week: http://www.northjersey.com/news/78938772.html
Watching the students make their first connection with microscopy is incredibly rewarding, says biologist Nicolas Biais, who worked with Dubin-Thaler at Columbia and has gone out on the BioBus several times. “When you show them something, they just get it instantly,” he says.