BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo’s life
sciences career pathways program, iSciWNY, will celebrate the next
generation of life sciences professionals today at an induction
ceremony for the 2013-14 class of the West Seneca Central School
District’s Academy of Life Sciences.
Featured speakers at the event will include:
- Norma Nowak, PhD, founder and CSO of Empire Genomics
- Charlie d’Estries, president of SciBizInternational
- and Gretchen Neureuter, sales representative for Life
iSciWNY, introduced in 2008, is a comprehensive, life sciences
workforce development program dedicated to preparing all Western
New Yorkers — not just scientists — for new positions
in Buffalo Niagara’s growing life sciences industry.
With a special emphasis on educating students, iSciWNY uses
workshops, training programs, an interactive website and a career
pathways kit to demystify the life sciences industry and prepare
students for the career opportunities.
The West Seneca School District utilizes iSciWNY as a resource
for students to learn about the many career pathways available in
the life sciences. The students being inducted today are sophomores
and in their first year of the academy program. As they
progress through the academy curriculum, they will choose a path
that will prepare them for either the business or lab sciences
component of life sciences.
The event takes place from 5-7 p.m. today, Jan. 21, at
UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics
and Life Sciences, 701 Ellicott St., Buffalo