ALEXANDRIA, Va. and NEWARK, De. October 17, 2018- The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) in partnership with the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) are pleased to announce the NIIMBL eXperience program.
The NIIMBL eXperience is designed to provide students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities completing their freshman year a glimpse into the exciting field of biopharmaceuticals. Over the course of one week, students will travel to a variety of NIIMBL member host organizations and federal agencies to gain insight into the diverse career options available in the biopharmaceutical industry. Students will have the opportunity to learn about each organization, interact with current employees, tour facilities, and participate in simulated work activities. They will also gain insight into the role that federal agencies play in bringing innovative treatments to the market for the benefit of patients.
After the week-long experience, each student will be connected with a NSBE Professional member and mentor from the NSBE Healthcare Innovation Special Interest Group (NSBE HISIG). This program gives students an extraordinary level of access to biopharmaceutical industry stakeholders, and enables them to build lasting connections and explore steps they can take toward a lucrative and rewarding career in the biopharmaceutical industry.
“The biopharmaceutical industry offers many career paths for students interested in science and technology. This program is an excellent opportunity for students to explore the possibilities in an industry that offers tremendous potential for career growth, and also makes a positive impact on the lives of patients,” said Kelvin Lee, NIIMBL Institute Director.
“The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), in its mission to increase the number of Black engineers, is happy to work with great organizations like NIIMBL to advance biopharmaceutical manufacturing innovation and workforce development. NSBE believes that its members are pivotal to the economic success on industry in the United States and around the world. We hope to grow our relationship with NIIMBL as they drive US leadership in advanced manufacturing.” said Anthony Murphy, National Professionals Chair, National Society of Black Engineers.
The application period is now open, with travel expected to commence in June 2019. Students can visit https://niimbl.force.com/s/niimbl-experience to learn more about the criteria and requirements, and to complete an application.
NIIMBL is a public-private partnership with the goal of advancing innovation in biopharmaceutical manufacturing. NIIMBL is part of Manufacturing USA®, a network of 14 manufacturing institutes across the country that brings together industry, academia, and the public sector to propel promising research developments, accelerates new products to market, and trains tomorrow’s workforce in order to secure America’s future. NIIMBL is funded through a cooperative agreement with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the U.S. Department of Commerce, and leverages additional support from industry, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and the states of Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The NIIMBL mission is to accelerate biopharmaceutical innovation, support the development of standards that enable more efficient and rapid manufacturing capabilities, and educate and train a world-leading biopharmaceutical manufacturing workforce, fundamentally advancing U.S. competitiveness in this industry.
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With more than 500 chapters and more than 16,000 active members in the U.S. and abroad, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the United States. NSBE, founded in 1975, supports and promotes the aspirations of collegiate and pre-collegiate students and technical professionals in engineering and technology. NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.” For more information, visit www.nsbe.org
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