Graduate students in the Department of Bioscience Technologies are participating as mentors in Quest: The Biotechnology Industry Pipeline Initiative. Twenty-five students from Roxborough and Lincoln High Schools in Philadelphia were selected for the program which exposes them to the biotech field, builds 21st century skills and provides work experiences. The program is organized by Philadelphia Academies, Inc. and funded by The Philadelphia Foundation and Glaxo Smith Kline. Other partners include The University City Science Center and District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund.
The program is profiled on the website, Technically Philly, and was featured in the Philadelphia Business Journal, Philadelphia Tribune, University City Review, and Roxborough Review.
Jefferson hosted a press conference to launch the program on January 30.
Contact: Jane Clinton 215-503-9865