Emergent BioSolutions is a proud sponsor and exhibitor at this year’s KIDfest, bringing festival-goers a hands-on experience with DNA. A biopharmaceutical company based in Gaithersburg, Emergent uses DNA technology to develop innovative products that safeguard the nation from public health threats. Stop by their booth at KIDfest to learn about the structure of DNA by building a double helix model out of candy—and then enjoy a sweet treat afterwards!
According to Lynn Kieffer, Emergent’s Vice President for Corporate Communications, her company supports KIDfest because it provides a special opportunity to inspire future STEM leaders: “It’s fun for kids to experience STEM in a non-intimidating festival atmosphere, and it’s fun for our employees who find unique ways to show kids the real-world applications of STEM.”
Emergent also looks forward to interacting with families from all backgrounds at the festival. As Kieffer explains, “KIDfest is open to everyone. Kids and families from every walk of life and socioeconomic group have a unique experience that creatively nurtures kids to succeed. You can’t do better than that.”
KIDfest is Sunday, September 23, 12pm – 5pm at One Veterans Plaza in downtown Silver Spring, MD. Learn more at kidfest.org.