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VGXI supports local Girl Scouts in the 2010 Body Forward™ Challenge
VGXI announced today that it is sponsoring a local Girl Scout chapter in its effort to compete in the First® LEGO® League, an international robotics competition for students that focuses on real-world scientific related topics.
This year’s competition, the 2010 Body Forward Challenge, will explore the cutting-edge world of Biomedical Engineering to discover innovative ways to repair injuries, overcome genetic predispositions, and maximize the body's potential, with the intended purpose of leading happier and healthier lives. The robotics component of the competition revolves around designing and programming LEGO Robots to complete challenging tasks. Additionally, the teams are required to research a related topic, develop their own creative solution, and prepare a multimedia presentation. The competitors work out solutions to the various problems they are given and then meet for regional tournaments to share their knowledge, compare ideas, and display their robots.
VGXI will provide coaching and host a team as they meet and practice for upcoming tournaments. Several women scientists at VGXI will also speak with the girls about possible educational and career paths in science and engineering.
"VGXI is excited to support our local Girl Scout Troop in the 2010 Body Forward Challenge. I hope through our involvement we can encourage these young girls to explore the opportunities a career in science can offer them,” said Brenda Reichert, VGXI’s Human Resources Manager.
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VGXI is a contract manufacturing organization that produces DNA plasmids under GMP for human clinical trials. With more than 10 years experience manufacturing biopharmaceuticals, the Company has supplied plasmids for more than 20 phase I and phase II clinical trials in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The Company’s patented AIRMIX™ lysis technology produces highly concentrated plasmids up to 15 mg/ml allowing customers to prepare low volume, multi-plasmid formulations. Its world-class process development scientists and purpose-built GMP production facility work together to ensure the success of clients’ challenging clinical programs. For more information, please visit http://www.vgxii.com