MassBioEd Offers High School Students First-hand Look into Career Opportunities in Life Sciences

Nov 15, 2018

Host companies provide facility and lab tours as part of Career Exploration Day

November 15, 2018 (CAMBRIDGE, MA) —Today, high school students from around Massachusetts will visit eight of the largest life sciences organizations in the state as part of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation’s (MassBioEd) Career Exploration Day. 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.  

“The Massachusetts life sciences industry employs the brightest minds from around the world to address the most pressing unmet medical needs for patients,” said Michelle Mischke, Director of Education Programs at the MassBioEd Foundation. “For the industry to continue this incredible growth, we must get students excited about related career opportunities early on, helping them make connections between their classroom learnings and the work that goes on in these organizations. Helping students understand the impact this industry can have on patients and the overall healthcare system is critical.”

Participating companies and schools include:

  • Corning Incorporated to host Nashua High School North
  • Novartis to host Brighton High School
  • Amgen to host Mystic Valley Charter School
  • Ironwood Pharmaceuticals to host North Attleboro High School & Hull High School
  • Bristol Myers-Squibb to host Nashoba Valley Technical High School & North High School (Worcester)
  • MilliporeSigma to host Danvers High School
  • Whitehead Institute to host Revere High School
  • The Broad Institute to host Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School

Career Exploration Day is 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.

Visit MassBioEd to see how you can get involved: https://www.massbioed.org/get_involved

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About the MassBioEd Foundation

MassBioEd’s mission is to build a sustainable life sciences workforce in the region through educational programs that inspire and propel students, engage and excite teachers, and illuminate the pathway from the classroom to careers.  A 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization, MassBioEd’s vision is for a talented regional workforce to sustain a world-class life sciences industry. Learn more at http://www.massbioed.org.

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