12/7/2022Endicott College has been awarded $405,000 by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) as a member of the Life Sciences Consortium of the North Shore to support new and expanded STEM curricula. The funding is part of the MLSC Workforce Development Capital Grant program and was announced on September 17 by the Baker-Polito Administration and the MLSC.
“The receipt of our second MLSC grant will continue to ensure that our students are trained in advanced instrumentation that is utilized by industry in advancing discoveries in the life sciences,” said Gene Wong, Dean of the School of Science and Technology.
According to Wong, the first $1 million grant helped the College develop curricula centered around genomics, with the next-generation DNA sequencing center.
“This second $400,000 grant will advance student training in proteomics, a field that characterizes proteins, the products of genes, and their potential roles in diseases,” he added.
The grant will also fund cutting-edge equipment, including a mass spectrometer and high-performance liquid chromatography system, along with a server for the bioinformatics program.
This year’s MSLC grants, totaling more than $14.6 million, will provide more than 25,000 students across the Commonwealth with enhanced training and educational opportunities that will better prepare them for exciting careers in the life sciences and other STEM fields.
“By making investments in STEM workforce and educational opportunities, we can sustain and strengthen Massachusetts’ leadership in the life sciences and other STEM industries,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “We are grateful to partners across the Commonwealth for working with our administration to create more career pathways for students in these growing fields.”
Read more about the MLSC awardees.