MassBioEd Brings Together High School Students and AstraZeneca for Career Exploration Day

May 14, 2019

Students explore career opportunities in biotech through employee interaction and lab activity 

May 14, 2019 (CAMBRIDGE, MA) – Today, The Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation (MassBioEd) will host its Career Exploration Day at AstraZeneca. Participating students from two high schools will tour the AstraZeneca facilities, interact with the company’s employees and scientists, and participate in a lab activity.

“By enabling high school students to explore what the biotech industry has to offer outside of the classroom, we’re taking significant steps to cultivate the future life sciences workforce and get young students excited about the industry,” said Michelle Mischke, Director of Education Programs at the MassBioEd Foundation. “We’re thrilled to have AstraZeneca participate in our Career Exploration Day and work with these students, so they can truly gauge the innovation and possibilities fostered through these career paths.”

Participating schools include:

  • Minuteman High School
  • Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

“AstraZeneca R&D Boston is once again excited to host high school students at our facility as part of Career Exploration Day,” said David Reif, Associate Director of Cancer Research at AstraZeneca. “These visits are always a highlight for our year and our scientists that participate.”

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.

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About the MassBioEd Foundation

Our mission is to build a sustainable life sciences workforce 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 serves the region by training high school educators, increasing the awareness of high school, college, and post-graduate students to career opportunities within the life sciences industry, providing job trends analyses, and advancing the exchange of ideas between educators and employers to create a world-class life sciences workforce.

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