Champions for Biotech Education Awards

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The Champions for Biotechnology Education Awards Reception celebrates outstanding advocacy for, and contributions to, life sciences education in Massachusetts. Each year, MassBioEd honors an organization, an educator, and a school for their commitment to fostering science literacy and advancing life sciences education. We also award a student with a scholarship to be used towards their life sciences field of study. The Educator Award and Student Scholarship Award are supported by the Henri A. Termeer Foundation in honor of Henri A. Termeer and his commitment to scientific discovery and mentorship of aspiring and accomplished scientists. The Joshua Boger Innovative School of the Year Award is supported by the Joshua Boger Family Foundation and named after Joshua Boger to recognize his sustained commitment to excellence in science education.

The Champions Reception is MassBioEd’s annual fundraiser, raising funds to support our programs to build a strong and diverse life sciences workforce. Sponsors can join their community in honoring awardees for dedication to empowering students to enter careers in the life sciences.

Celebrating 20 Years: This year’s celebration highlights the evolution and impact of MassBioEd’s programs over 20 years, looking to the next 20 years of continued success in opening career doors to underserved students and building a strong and diverse workforce. Learn more.

Meet our 2021 Awardees

2021 Champion Organization

Bristol Myers Squibb


2021 Champion School – Josh Boger Innovative School of the Year

Everett High School


2021 Champion Student – Henri A. Termeer Student Scholarship

Rim Bozo, Pioneer Charter School of Science & Dartmouth College


2021 Champion Teacher – Henri A. Termeer Educator Award

Stacey Chapley, Science Teacher, Frontier Regional High School


Thank you to our Sponsors

Thank You to Our 20th Anniversary Hosts

Past Awardees

Champion StudentsHenri A. Termeer Student Scholarship

  • Camila Wendorff, Framingham State University & MassBay Community College (2020)

Champion EducatorsHenri A. Termeer Teacher Award

  • Sarah Goldberg, New Mission High School (2020)
  • Dr. Laurie Jackson-Grusby, Brockton High School (2019)
  • Lindsey L’Ecuyer, Andover High School (2018)
  • Eric Leigh & David Enos, Gloucester High School (2017)
  • Jonathan Shapiro, Brockton High School (2016)

Champion SchoolsJoshua Boger Innovative School of the Year Award

  • East Boston High School (2019-2020)
  • Innovation Academy Charter School (2018-2019)
  • Essex Technical High School (2017)
  • Hingham High School (2016)
  • Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School (2015)
  • Barnstable High School (2014)
  • Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School (2013)
  • Gloucester High School (2012)
  • Norton High School (2011)
  • Somerville High School (2010)
  • Bellingham High School (2009)

Champion Organizations

  • Biogen (2020)
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific (2019)
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals (2018)
  • Sanofi Genzyme (2017)
  • EMD Serono (2016)

Early Champion Industry Leaders

  • Dr. John Maraganore, CEO, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (2019)
  • Dr. Udit Batra, CEO, MilliporeSigma (2018)
  • Dr. Jeffrey Leiden, President & CEO, Vertex Pharmaceuticals (2017)
  • Michael Bonney, Former CEO, Cubist Pharmaceuticals & Partner, Third Rock Ventures (2016)