Alcami, a leading provider of custom development and manufacturing services for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, today announced its participation and support of resources, money and volunteers to Students 2 Science (S2S), Inc. S2S is an innovative Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education organization that introduces elementary, middle, and high school students from throughout the state of New Jersey and Pennsylvania to real-world science and scientists at its professional laboratory in East Hanover and through its virtual lab program.
Alcami joins other pharma and biotech companies in a common goal to make STEM activities and education in math and science fun and exciting. "There is no other program like Students2Science. This is a unique program that truly makes learning science fun. We are engaging the next generation of chemical engineers and bench scientists, as well as our future executives in the pharmaceutical industry," stated Dr. Stephan Kutzer, CEO, President and Chairman of Alcami Corporation. A STEM education not only serves students well in pursing careers in science, but also provides a 'leg up' to students wanting to work in various roles within the pharmaceutical industry, or who aren't sure what they want to become.
Over 20 volunteers from different sites across the United States participated in the first Pharma Day of the year, including Alcami's Chief Operating Officer, Ted Dolan, Chief Commercial Officer, Syed Husain, and Vice President of Quality & Regulatory Affairs, Brian Dillion. Volunteers and full time staff from S2S joined eleventh and twelfth graders from High Tech High School, in Middletown, NJ. Each volunteer shared their background and spoke about their involvement with science growing up. All of the volunteers had scientific education and play different roles within the pharmaceutical industry: proof that a degree in science can lead to a variety of different career opportunities.