Life Sciences Organizations Across Massachusetts Invite High School Students to Explore Related Careers

Nov 16, 2017

MassBioEd’s Career Exploration Days provide firsthand experience into industry jobs

November 16, 2017 (CAMBRIDGE, MA) — Today, high school students from around Massachusetts will visit 10 of the largest life sciences organizations in the state as part of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation’s (MassBioEd) Career Exploration Days. Participating companies provide facility tours and in-lab demonstrations, offering students first-hand knowledge into the kinds of activities and responsibilities employees engage in on a daily basis.  

“These early career introductory experiences are invaluable to students, helping them make connections between their classroom lessons and the innovation that drives these companies,” said Peter Abair, executive director of the MassBioEd Foundation. “Career Exploration Days provide them with direct contact with professionals in the industry who can share their passion for the life sciences and raise awareness about opportunities in this growing industry right here in Massachusetts.”

Participating companies and schools include:

  • Addgene to host Everett High School
  • Amgen to host Revere High School
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb to host Lincoln Sudbury High School
  • Corning to host Greater Lawrence Technical High School
  • EMD Serono to host Billerica High School
  • GE Healthcare to host Millbury Jr/Sr High School
  • Novartis to host Lynn English High School
  • Shire to host Chelmsford High School
  • Vertex to host Brighton High School
  • Whitehead Institute to host Essex Technical High School

Career Exploration Days are a component of MassBioEd’s BioTeach program, which provides lab-based training in biotechnology to 150 public high school science teachers each year, along with funds to public schools for lab supplies and equipment.

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About the MassBioEd Foundation

The MassBioEd Foundation (MassBioEd), engages teachers, inspires students and guides the life sciences workforce. A 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization, MassBioEd is focused on growing educational capacity in the life sciences. Through its BioTeach program, MassBioEd provides teacher professional development workshops and mentoring, student experiential learning and career exploration opportunities, and funds to public schools for lab supplies and equipment. MassBioEd also provides analysis of job trends in the industry to guide students, educators and industry.

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