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Science in a Box - Inspiring the next Generation of Scientists

Science in a Box - Inspiring the next Generation of Scientists

 06 Sep 2018 | views: 265 |

Pfizer are passionate about helping people live healthy lives. Working in collaboration with UK universities and the NHS, and similar institutions around the world, their scientists are dedicated to discovering new and better ways to prevent and treat disease. Their site in Sandwich, Kent was one of the world’s first mass production facilities for penicillin back in the 1950s and over the last 20 years, our scientists have discovered new treatments for important disease areas and disorders including heart disease, HIV and migraine.

Their ‘Science in a Box’ initiative, which is run with support from STEM Learning and Cogent Skills, is another example of the work they do to help inspire future generations of scientific talent. ‘Science in a Box’ is an interactive science-based programme that has been designed to bring to life the different stages of medicine discovery and development, whilst demonstrating the range of career opportunities that exist within the pharmaceutical industry. Through activities such as puzzles, board games, quizzes and presentations, students are guided by trained STEM/SIP ambassadors through a programme of eight, hands-on modules.

If you want to know more then see the documents below or call 01304 616161 and ask to be put through to the Pfizer Colleague and Community Engagement team.