With a strong belief about the importance of community service initiatives and investing in the future of biopharma's talent pipeline, Wolfe Laboratories pledges continuous support for the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley’s Math, Science and Technology initiative (MSTi) by hosting highly interactive site visits for underprivileged youth. During each site visit, Wolfe's scientists with teaching backgrounds interact with middle school girls to explore different career options in the sciences, help motive the youth, and teach them valuable leadership skills in the process.
United Way's MSTi currently serves nearly 600 students in 33 science clubs throughout the region and aims to help underserved youth foster a lifelong curiosity in the sciences and to prepare young people for rewarding careers in math, science, and technology-related fields.
2009 Site Visit
Janet Wolfe greeted underprivileged girls from the Gately Youth Center in Cambridge to provide encouragement, discuss female careers in the sciences, and explore leadership roles in the workplace.
Suited up in colorful goggles, gloves, and white lab coats, the girls received a complete WLI facility tour from Wolfe Laboratories' scientists, Scott Michaels and Verona Outerbridge.
The girls participated in hands-on size exclusion After completing the experiments, the girls were
chromatography experiments in WLI's laboratory. awarded individual diplomas of achievement by
marketing professionals, Margarita Hunter and
2008 Site Visit
Wolfe's scientist introduced the girls to careers in Two girls examining the outcome of their experiment.
the biopharmaceutical industry.
Three girls conduct a HPLC experiment. The girls and WLI employees pose for a group picture.
Marketing professionals, Margarita Hunter The girls listen to directions and test out color
and Natalie Dell, discuss the power of separation during their chromatography experiments.