We provided the earliest funding to BioBus, a mobile science laboratory to help minority and low-income students from kindergarten through college discover, explore and pursue science. Since our catalytic grants, over 17 major foundations, corporations and government entities have committed funds to assist over 300,000 students at more than 800 schools primarily in New York City, but also extending across the US, in discovering the thrill of science.

Students who board the BioBus learn to use advanced laboratory equipment, participate in curriculum-aligned scientific instruction, and are exposed to sustainable energy/green technology through the bus’s construction. Students who exhibit a desire to delve deeper into the sciences, conduct additional experiments or explore science-related careers can do so at one of two BioBus locations in Harlem or the Lower East Side, which we helped to create.

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