Our Impact

Mobile science laboratories have been identified as an important part of improving science education by NYC elected officials,1 the National Institutes of Health,2 and the National Academy of Sciences.3

80% of our staff are from groups underrepresented in STEM fields, an important factor in inspiring the primarily black, Hispanic, and female students with whom we work.4,5

95% of teachers requesting return visits from the BioBus because of the passion for science it ignites in their students.

65% of our students are African American or Latino.

Over two­-thirds of the schools the BioBus visits serve low­-income communities.

Internal and external research­-level evaluations show significant positive impacts on student attitudes towards science following BioBus programs.

Eighty­-four percent of teachers rate the BioBus as “equally,” “more,” or “much more” valuable to their students as compared to a visit to the American Museum of Natural History, the New York Hall of Science, or the Liberty Science Center.

Survey results and conversations with parents confirm that many students experience a dramatic positive shift in their attitudes towards science as a result of enrolling in BioBase courses.

1 Lost In Space: Science Education in New York City Public Schools, New York City Council, 2004), page 22

2 program has provided major grants to three different mobile lab programs

3 America’s Lab Report (2005) National Academies of Sciences, page 176

4 Research Shows Why Misty Copeland Is So Important

5Under-represented and underserved: Why minority role models matter in STEM