Teeing off for bio-science education

October 6, 2011

This year, almost 300 Massachusetts biotech professionals and vendors teed off at the 17th annual MassBio Golf Classic, held on Sept. 9 at the Pinehills Golf Course in Plymouth. The tournament and reception raised over $120,000 to aid in promoting and strengthening bio-science literacy in public schools. This was our biggest tournament yet!

Proceeds from the Golf Classic will help the MassBioEd Foundation fulfill its mission to provide quality biotechnology equipment and educational experiences in schools, the workplace and in the community. MassBioEd’s BioTeach program, which recently received one of six @Scale Endorsements from the state, strives to provide every public high school in Massachusetts with the skills and tools that are necessary to improve students’ biotechnology education. BioTeach has been engaging students with hands-on lab experiences for six years, inspiring curiosity and understanding in the biotech world. BioTeach has also opened doors for many students that go on to pursue secondary-education majors and life-long careers in the field of biotechnology. Currently, BioTeach is in 177 Massachusetts schools, has reached over 600 of the Commonwealth’s teachers, and has given public schools more than $6,000,000 in equipment, supplies and services.

 

Congratulations to the tournament winners:

Jones Course – Stericycle Foursome
Rick Salmonsen         
Terry Helmetag           
David Marquis              
Paul Leland                  

Niklaus Course – Gilbane Foursome
Jim Busam
Paul Scapicchio
Andrew Fibelman
John DeSousa

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