Bridgewater, NJ – March 12, 2019 – Building upon the Sanofi commitment to supporting communities where it operates, and specifically enhancing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education opportunities for young people, Sanofi is providing more than $80,000 in hands-on science programs to public school students in Somerset County.
Sanofi has partnered with New Jersey-based Students 2 Science (S2S), a nonprofit organization that was created to inspire, motivate, and educate elementary, middle and high school students to pursue careers in STEM, to conduct the programs. S2S accomplishes its mission by providing both in-person and virtual hands-on learning opportunities through two programs:
“Students 2 Science programs provide an authentic experience. We challenge students with real life problems that they can relate to, which inspires and motivates them. We are proud to partner with Sanofi to bring our programs to Somerset County”, says Dr. Paul Winslow, Students 2 Science Co-Founder and President.
Sanofi employees will volunteer during the programs to enrich the experience for students. Volunteers facilitate experiments and serve as role models while introducing students to a wide variety of rewarding 21st century STEM career options.
“Sanofi is pleased to be able to bring the Students 2 Science program to Somerset County students, home to our US headquarters and many of our employees”, says Diana Blankman, Sanofi Head of US Corporate Social Responsibility, “Encouraging students to pursue careers in STEM fields is critical to support New Jersey’s innovation economy and ensure our country’s economic competitiveness.”
“Enriching students’ education with hands-on opportunities like this can spark an interest in science and STEM careers. I commend Sanofi for bringing this opportunity to Somerset County schools,” said Dr. Daniel Gallagher, Superintendent, Bound Brook School District.
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