The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center has awarded a major grant to Western New England University in Springfield for a cancer research project.
Western New England University will use the $500,000 grant to purchase equipment for the development of new tests for cancer drugs using live cells from cancer patients. Dr. Anthony English, a professor of biomedical engineering said it will be cutting edge research that could lead to the production of more cost-effective personalized cancer treatments.
Science, technology, engineering and math are the focus of a career fair in Pittsfield today.
Roughly 400 high school students had the chance to speak to representatives from more than 30 companies, colleges and governmental agencies highlighting careers in the STEM fields. Judith Monachina works in career services at Berkshire Community College, which hosted the fair.
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today toured Fulton Montgomery Community College to visit a program focused on nanotechnology. The New York Democrat is advocating for STEM education among women and minorities.
Senator Gillibrand visited FMCC’s Center for Engineering and Technology, Electrical Technology – Nanotechnology program. She spoke with students about the importance of STEM education at a school that is geographically positioned between two nanotechnology hubs – SUNY IT’s Nano Utica and Albany’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.
For women today, the opportunities to achieve success is a career in science, technology, engineering and math—or STEM—are undoubtedly greater than they were decades ago. But recent studies and events show American women still face more hurdles and challenges than their male counterparts today. And recently, a Brown University Professor called attention to an alarming lack of Wikipedia entries for influential female scientists. WAMC’s Jessica Bloustein Marshall spoke to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson about women in STEM careers.
At a meeting of the Massachusetts Governor’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Advisory Council in Pittsfield today, resigning Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray said that the collaborative work done between the public and private sector to strengthen students’ opportunities in the STEM fields must continue in his absence.
Team 4124 (above), one of the two FIRST Robotics teams sponsored by Clarkson University, was a regional winner at the BAE Systems/Granite State Regional in Manchester, N.H., on March 2 and will advance to the FRC Championship in St. Louis, Mo., in April.
Pittsfield has been selected as one of only a handful of cities across the country to participate in a national science competition designed to encourage strong teaching in science.
The “Make My LabWoRx” competition from Science WoRx, an online resource network for science educators sponsored by pharmaceutical company Astellas Pharma US, Inc. is offering the opportunity for science teachers to win lab equipment for their schools through a competition with a goal of driving innovation in the classroom.