AstraZeneca announced the launch of a new STEM — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — program in partnership with Learning Undefeated and Discovery Education.
The program’s goal is to inspire the next generation about science as a way to build a strong foundation for tomorrow’s researchers. The three-year initiative is designed to make learning about health and disease engaging, accessible, and exciting for students in grades 6-8, primarily in under-resourced schools across the country.
José Baselga, Executive Vice President, Oncology R&D, AstraZeneca said, “We are at a pivotal moment in humankind, where the future advances in science, biology, engineering, and mathematics are going to shape our world in ways that we can’t even imagine. Empowering the next generation of scientific leaders is critical to that mission and we are pleased to roll out this community program with our partners to inspire students to consider STEM careers in healthcare.”
AstraZeneca has regional headquarters operations in north Wimington and employs about 1,500.