Make a Difference — Be a Science Ambassador
Bio-Rad Science Ambassador Video
Introduce young people to the wonders of science
The Bio-Rad Science Ambassador Program helps pair working scientists with teachers to increase access to quality science education — and foster a lifelong interest in science — among students from every background. This program is currently open to classrooms in grades 3–12 in schools across the United States and Canada.
The program builds partnerships between the life sciences and education communities by sponsoring in-class events where primary and secondary school students conduct their own molecular biology experiments under the guidance of actual scientists. Students learn real-world experimental procedures while learning in a hands-on way that science is exciting and fun.
Science Ambassadors are usually research scientists and science teachers, but volunteers come from many parts of the academic and industrial world. If you have a background in life sciences, there are ample opportunities to get involved with the program as a Scientist or Teacher.
Be a part of something rewarding and constructive
When you volunteer to be a Bio-Rad Science Ambassador, you become an advocate for science education and an inspiration to a new generation of scientists. You'll provide a unique educational experience for an entire classroom of students who don't usually interact with researchers. You'll improve education in your local community and you'll see children's faces light up when they pick up on your passion for science.
Pass along your pioneering spirit to a new generation
You can give students an extraordinary opportunity to participate in a fun and interactive science research educational activity. When you register with the Science Ambassador program as a Scientist or Teacher, we'll match you with other program participants in your local area who are eager to bring this experience to students.
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“It was a rewarding experience and the kids and teachers were great. Thanks for helping us get into classrooms to get students excited about science.”
Bio-Rad Science Ambassador
“The experiment inspired me to be a doctor.”
“As a science teacher, I had fun seeing them do such a complex lab within a class period. I’m very proud of my students.”
Catherine, Middle School Teacher