Stem education

Investing In The Next Generation

As a company and as individuals, we are committed to helping develop the next generation of scientists, engineers and other professionals. We are focused to providing innovative learning opportunities in STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math) to young learners in our communities who will be the ones to discover the medicines of tomorrow. Through our philanthropy and the individual efforts of our colleagues, we support a vast array of programs to make science and technology more accessible to more students.

We are improving STEM education in the communities where we work and live:

For more than 10 years, our support for centers located at Rider and Montclair State Universities in New Jersey, and at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, has had an impact on how elementary and high school teachers learn to teach science and mathematics. Professional development sessions have focused on inquiry-based learning techniques to enhance classroom experiences. The centers at Rider and Montclair State are working with the New Jersey Department of Education to help teachers implement the Next Generation Science Standards in our schools, to help teachers build the skills they need to teach tomorrow’s innovators.

Bristol-Myers Squibb supports programs in New Jersey and Pennsylvania to enable undergraduate students to gain real-life experience performing scientific research in biology, chemistry, biochemistry and biotechnology in close collaboration with a faculty mentor. Participating institutions include The College of New Jersey, Monmouth University, Delaware Valley University and Middlesex County College.

Bristol-Myers Squibb funds a variety of programs through community-based groups to support STEM education and encourage students’ interest in the sciences. Programs include STEM education and enrichment programs in our local public schools and through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer County, Girl Scouts of Central & Southern New Jersey, Junior Achievement of New Jersey, Liberty Science Center and Mercer County Community College. Demonstrating the commitment and passion that drives our company, our employees teach hands-on science programs for underserved populations through Tomorrow’s Innovators, a science program in New Jersey and Connecticut, and Students 2 Science, a virtual lab program.