Teeing Off for Bio-Science Education

October 25, 2012

GolfHundreds of supporters came out for MassBio’s 18th Annual Golf Classic on Sept. 7 at the prestigious Pinehills Golf Club in Plymouth, raising more than $160,000 for the MassBioEd Foundation.

The tournament featured 18 holes of golf, as well as a networking reception, raffles and an auction. Proceeds help support Mass- BioEd in its mission to build biotechnology literacy, prepare the biotechnology workforce and develop future Massachusetts’ biotechnology leaders through school programs, workforce training and lifelong learning.

The Foundation’s BioTeach program strives to provide Massachusetts high school teachers with the skills and equipment necessary to integrate cutting-edge and innovative science into the classroom. Since its inception, BioTeach has raised and distributed more than $6 million in equipment, supplies and services to support secondary science education in 177 high schools and has trained more than 500 teachers. Partnering with MassBio members, MassBioEd is also able to offer exciting professional development and guest speaker opportunities, internships, externships, site visits, college awareness and planning curriculum and workforce development training. It also offers several options for courses and seminars for those already in the industry.

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