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Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School Students Explore Life Sciences Career Opportunities at Addgene
20 students shadow scientists at Addgene on Career Exploration Day
“We are delighted to work with MassBioEd on this program,” said Joanne Kamens, Addgene Executive Director. “Addgene is a unique nonprofit in the biotech community. Our scientists welcome the opportunity to serve as mentors to future scientists and help them appreciate the diversity of careers available with scientific training. We love to explain how much we enjoy our role in accelerating research by helping scientists share research materials.”
Career Exploration Days include a variety of activities for students such as opportunities to meet one-on-one with life sciences professionals, shadow scientists in laboratories, and tour company facilities. Career Exploration Days provide high school students with an opportunity to experience a tangible connection between the life sciences curriculum they see in their classrooms and the groundbreaking scientific innovation that drives the Massachusetts life sciences supercluster.
“When students see cutting-edge science and the connection between their high school curriculum and the life-saving work being done in company labs, it sparks their interest in biotechnology,”
This event, part of MassBioEd’s signature BioTeach program, aims to increase students’ interest in pursuing life sciences related careers. Through BioTeach, MassBioEd works to bring lab equipment, teacher professional development, and student career exploration experiences to students throughout the state to educate and inspire future scientists.
About the MassBioEd Foundation
The Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation (MassBioEd), founded in 2001, is a nonprofit charitable organization committed to engaging educators, inspiring students, and guiding the life sciences workforce. MassBioEd’s signature BioTeach program provides student experiences, grants for lab equipment, biotechnology curricula, and professional development and mentoring for teachers for more than 200 public schools across the Commonwealth.
Addgene is a 501(c)3 nonprofit biorepository dedicated to facilitating scientific discoveries by operating a plasmid library for researchers. Plasmids are DNA-based research reagents commonly used in the life sciences. Over ½ million plasmids have been distributed by Addgene with 10,000 plasmids currently shipping each month. By authenticating, storing, archiving, and distributing plasmids and their associated data, Addgene is creating a lasting resource for research and discovery scientists around the world.
Assoc Dir of Scientific Outreach
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