Pam Webb (on far left) and Elaine Sartain of STERIS Life Sciences present scholarships to Raul Doyle (left) and Chloe Grogan on March 5, 2013.
BTEC is pleased to announce that STERIS Life Sciences has established two annual scholarships to benefit students taking BTEC courses. The initial recipients of these scholarships are Chloe Grogan and Raul Doyle, who received the awards this semester.
“Biotechnology is truly the future of drug discovery and development. STERIS Life Sciences recognizes the importance of the Biomanufacturing and Education Center in preparing the workforce of the future,” said Elaine Kopis Sartain, senior director of Global Marketing and Technical Services for STERIS Life Sciences Division. “The knowledge and skills cultivated through this important program help shape the future leaders of the biomanufacturing industry. STERIS is delighted to contribute to such a valuable and important program, especially in support of its exemplary students,” she continued.
Grogan is currently a junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering with a concentration in biomanufacturing sciences. She has a GPA of 3.54 and is in the University Honors Program. In the spring of 2012, she was selected to co-op with Biogen Idec in RTP. Outside of academics, she is an active leader with Young Life, a non-denominational Christian ministry that reaches out to high school students and provides mentoring.
Doyle is currently a junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in microbiology with minors in genetics and biomanufacturing. He has performed job shadowing at Novozymes in Franklinton, N.C., where he was able to do hands-on work in a research lab and see both the upstream and downstream processes of a biomanufacturing plant. He is currently the president of NC State’s Microbiology Club and works as a lab technician at Agile Sciences, a company located on Centennial Campus.
STERIS Life Sciences is a division of STERIS Corporation. STERIS is a leading provider of infection prevention and surgical products and services, focused primarily on critical healthcare, pharmaceutical and research markets around the world. The company supplies a broad array of equipment, consumable and service solutions that help assure productivity and quality.