Colleen Adams

Prep Seniors are Partners in Science

Seniors from left: Brody Biebel, Henry Essex, Nash Lovallo and Andrew Yanik

This fall, seniors Brody Biebel, Henry Essex, Nash Lovallo and Andrew Yanik participated in an four-week after school seminar series at the Research and Development facilities of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals and the Duracell Corporation. As participants, they gained an insider's view of how leading corporations depend on scientists from the biological, chemical, and computer science fields in order to solve challenging problems confronting society. Each seminar session involved a lecture presentation by leading scientists, as well as a tour of lab and research and development facilities.

Mrs. Deborah Kiel, science chair and teacher, accompanied them each week to the B-I and Duracell campuses in Ridgefield and Bethel, respectively, and believes it is a great program for our science students.

Partners in Science is a cooperative program between Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Duracell Corporation, and area high schools in Connecticut. It is a two-phase program that introduces high school students and teachers to the world of drug discovery and leading-edge pharmaceutical research.

As in the past, the objectives of the program are to:

  • Introduce students and teachers to the stimulating world of pharmaceutical research and development.
  • Provide an opportunity for students to converse with scientists about their work.
  • Enhance and complement classroom education through experiential learning.
  • Expose students to a variety of careers that are based in science, technology, engineering and math.

Interested students for next year can learn more by contacting Mrs. Kiel or their science teacher at Prep.

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