Meet the Sponsors

Takeda

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to discover and deliver life-transforming treatments and guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Genetics and Hematology, Neuroscience, and Gastroenterology. Takeda makes targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and vaccines. Takeda focuses on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people’s lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline.

What are you curious about?

How to push the boundaries of what is possible in discovering and delivering life-transforming treatments for patients.

What is your favorite science word?

Innovation

Who is your STEAM hero?

Our founder, Chobei Takeda.

Amgen

A biotechnology innovator since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world’s leading independent biotechnology companies and has reached millions of patients around the world. Amgen is a values-based organization, deeply rooted in science and innovation to transform new ideas and discoveries into medicines for patients with serious illness. Amgen’s belief—and the core of our strategy—is that innovative, highly differentiated medicines that provide large clinical benefits in addressing serious diseases are medicines that will not only help patients, but also will help reduce the social and economic burden of disease in society today.

What are you curious about?

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing, and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

What is your favorite science word?

Biology

Who is your STEAM hero?

Our first CEO, George B. Rathmann nicknamed “Mr. Biotech” and referred to as one of the great geniuses of high-tech entrepreneurialism.

Bristol Meyers Squibb

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we work every day to transform patients’ lives through science. We combine the agility of a biotech with the reach and resources of an established pharmaceutical company to create a global leading biopharma company powered by talented individuals who drive scientific innovation. We have the brightest people in the industry and believe that their diverse experiences and perspectives help to bring out our best ideas, drive innovation and achieve transformative results. Each day, our employees around the world work together for patients: patients are at the center of everything we do. They inspire us. They are the reason we come to work each day.

What are you curious about?

Bristol Myers Squibb is a leading global biopharma company focused on discovering, developing, and delivering innovative medicines for patients with serious diseases. Our employees work every day to transform patients’ lives through science.

What is your favorite science word?

Passion

Who is your STEAM hero?

Marie Curie!

FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies

FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies is a Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) partner for life. FUJIFILM Diosynth’s focus is to combine technical leadership in cell culture, microbial fermentation, and cell and gene therapy with world class cGMP manufacturing facilities to advance tomorrow’s medicines.

What are you curious about?

How biologic processes are organized and everything is connected.

What is your favorite science word?

DNA

Who are your STEAM heroes?

Victor Virus, Charlotte Cho, Poppy Protein and Necoli E-coli.

Pfizer

At Pfizer, we apply science and our global resources to bring therapies to people that extend and significantly improve their lives. We strive to set the standard for quality, safety and value in the discovery, development and manufacturing of health care products including innovative medicines and vaccines. Every day, Pfizer colleagues work across developed and emerging markets to advance wellness, prevention, treatments and cures that challenge the most feared diseases of our time.

What are you curious about?

Scientific breakthroughs as well as revolutionary medicines and vaccines that will create a healthier world for everyone.

What is your favorite science word?

Patients

Who are your STEAM heroes?

Our clinical trial volunteers.

Philips

At Philips, our purpose is to improve people’s health and well-being through meaningful innovation. Philips aims to improve 2.5 billion lives per year by 2030, including 400 million in underserved communities. As a technology company, we – and our brand licensees – innovate for people with one consistent belief: there’s always a way to make life better.

What are you curious about?

Philips is curious about how we can make the world healthier and more sustainable through meaningful innovation.

What is your favorite science word?

Innovation

Who are your STEAM heroes?

Our employees are our STEAM heroes, including researchers, scientists and engineers who tackle the world’s most significant health challenges along with our clinician customers that strive to improve lives every day.

Siena

Siena Construction is a full-service construction management firm specializing in renovations for the life sciences, commercial, retail, academic, and non-profit sectors throughout greater Boston. A Cambridge-based firm since its founding in 1991, Siena’s team has a depth of building experience and proven track record of success, creating vibrant, dynamic spaces bursting with character and culture. Their work ranges from historic town squares to state-of-the-art medical institutions that bring people together, enrich health, and inspire creative talent.

What are you curious about?

Building community through sustainability! In step with municipal and private initiatives to reduce the carbon footprint, Siena encourages the use of sustainable building practices.

Integrating energy-efficient designs and development can reduce long-term environmental impacts, provide owners with energy cost savings, and create efficient spaces to live and work. In 2020, Siena partnered with MIT Sloan School Laboratory for Sustainable Business (S-Lab) to study construction’s environmental impacts, and reduce non-recyclable materials on construction jobs. S-Lab students performed a material life cycle analysis, identifying opportunities for material reuse, allowing Siena and others to take a proactive approach to sustainable measures. ​

What is your favorite science word?

Sustainability

Who is your STEAM hero?

R. Buckminster Fuller! Fuller – who was born in nearby Milton – was a world-renown architect, designer, philosopher, and theorist.

“Bucky” popularized the design of the geodesic dome, a self-supporting structure that could be constructed with minimal materials for a wide variety of uses, from farming to dwelling. His theory of “Spaceship Earth” encourages and inspires people to work harmoniously and for the greater good of the planet and all its inhabitants – ecology and living beings.

Thermo Fisher Scientific

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, everything we do is driven by our Mission to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner, and safer. It is our purpose—the heart of who we are as a Company—and it inspires our more than 100,000 colleagues to bring their best every day. Our global team helps our customers discover new therapies and medicines, protect the environment, make sure our food is safe and advance science through thousands of other bold projects that improve millions of lives.

What are you curious about?

Our global colleagues who bring our Mission to life through their daily contributions, and who go above-and-beyond to light the spark of STEM curiosity in students and educators around the world.

What is your favorite science word?

Impact

Who are your STEAM heroes?

Rosalind Franklin, Jane Goodall, and Phil Sharp.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Alnylam has led the translation of RNAi (RNA interference) from Nobel Prize-winning discovery into an innovative, entirely new class of medicines. Founded in 2002 by a team of distinguished life sciences leaders, Alnylam’s vision is to harness the potential of RNAi therapeutics to transform the lives of people living with diseases for which there are limited or inadequate treatment options. Alnylam is advancing a deep pipeline of innovative RNAi-based medicines in four therapeutic areas: genetic medicines, cardio-metabolic diseases, infectious diseases, and central nervous system (CNS) and ocular diseases.

What are you curious about?

At Alnylam, employees bring curiosity every day to push the power of RNAi technology forward to bring new medicines or better ones to patients.

What is your favorite science word?

Ribonucleic acid (RNA)

Who are your STEAM heroes?

Rosalind Franklin, Jane Goodall, and Phil Sharp.