2012-2013

WPI to Hold Annual Life Sciences & Bioengineering Career Fair

The event comes as Massachusetts leads the nation in life sciences job creation.

What

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) will hold its annual Life Sciences & Bioengineering Career Fair with representatives from 30 companies and state medical and environmental agencies participating. One of the largest such fairs that WPI has hosted, it is open to WPI undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni.

This year's event comes on the heels of a new study by Northeastern University economists Barry Bluestone and Alan Clayton-Matthews that found that after five years and more than $300 million in state investments, Massachusetts has overtaken all competitor states in its rate of life sciences job creation.

Who

Representatives of UMass Medical School, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, and a range of bioengineering, pharmaceutical, medical device, and life science companies will participate, including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, and AbbVie Bioresearch (formerly Abbott).

When

Thursday, March 28, from noon to 4 p.m.

Where

Campus Center Odeum, WPI campus, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, Mass.

Why

Many WPI graduates enjoy rewarding careers in healthcare, bioengineering, pharmaceutical, and other life science fields. In particular, WPI’s biomedical engineering program is distinctive among engineering programs in that it integrates physical, chemical, mathematical, and computational sciences, along with engineering principles, to study biology, medicine, behavior, and health. Graduates of the program can apply fundamental knowledge of engineering and basic science to solve problems in biology and medicine and engage in a lifetime of discovery and learning.

March 27, 2013

 
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