We aim to fuel the next generation of life science professionals by encouraging students to achieve in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Meet an all-female Robot Competition Team
Meet an all-female Robot Competition Team – The Robettes, (Mendota Heights, MN)
The Robettes, an all-female, team of high school students, build and compete in regional and international robotics competitions held by FIRST® Robotics Completion® (FRC®). Since 2006, more than 25 girls have competed in annual robotics competitions. The Robettes are innovative, hardworking and resourceful influencers, whose actions are inspiring the minds of tomorrow today. The team has won numerous awards including: the Engineering Inspiration award, the Industrial Design award, the Team Spirit award, and the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Entrepreneurship Award. In addition to sharing their experience with incoming freshmen, the award-winning Robettes travel around the country gaining important STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art & Math) knowledge, while learning the importance of project planning, communication, collaboration and teamwork. Each year Boston Scientific supports FRC teams, like the Robettes, in markets where we have a business presence.
Pictured: John Abele, Boston Scientific co-founder and members of the Robettes before a competition.
Science School Program in Japan
Boston Scientific Japan launched a medical science experiential school for children to become "kid doctors" and learn about the human body. The school is aimed at providing medical and scientific education to nurture future generations. The school programs were designed for children to have hands-on learning about the body and the world of medical care.
Cork Supports Local STEM Initiatives
Boston Scientific Cork Women’s Network introduced a STEM school partnership programme in to encourage girls aged 12 to 14 years in the surrounding community to pursue studies in STEM (Science, Engineering, Engineering, Maths) subjects.
The initiative involves school classes visiting Cork’s manufacturing facility and engaging with female role models, technicians and engineers who speak to the young women about their chosen career paths and involve them in practical science experiments, designed by Junior Achievement, to show the application of STEM expertise in industry. Students also receive an interactive tour of the site.
The STEM school partnership programme also involves female Engineers visiting local primary level schools (ages 6 to 11 years) to talk about careers in STEM.