Encouraging Students to Pursue Careers in Science

In 2016 our Pharma&Biotech site in Slough (UK) continued their long-term partnership, which was first initiated in 2002, with the local Burnham Grammar School. Now, more than a decade later, Lonza employee-volunteers are still engaged at the school in a range of activities from sponsoring  and judging science competitions to offering career advice, donating lab equipment and offering internship work experiences.

 

Partnering with Swiss Youth in Science

Another continuing project in 2016 is Lonza’s three-year partnership with Swiss Youth in Science, which began in July 2014. Founded in 1967 the foundation Schweizer Jugend forscht (Swiss Youth in Science) supports inquisitive and motivated children and young people with the aim of awakening joy and fascination for scientific work.

With the foundation’s series of courses, children and young people become more interested in subjects such as mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology; and they learn about options for their future studies or professional careers. Through this intense engagement, Lonza contributes to the promotion of science and helps in the development of the next generation of scientific professionals.

  students in the lab

 

Encouraging Students to Fight Cancer with Science

For the second summer, Lonza’s Pharma&Biotech site in Cologne (DE) sponsored a Summer Academy to expose selected students to cancer research at the heart of the Center for Integrated Oncology (CIO) at the University of Cologne and to stimulate their possible career interest in this field. The purpose of Lonza’s sponsorship is to encourage students to pursue careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields – perhaps even with Lonza once their studies are completed.