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When the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) surveyed its member companies last year, it found they were approaching gender parity but were lagging behind on racial and ethnic diversity. Spelman College and Ideaya Biosciences are taking aim at both through a partnership that will connect the former’s students with internships and other opportunities from the latter.
The duo hopes the program will develop the next generation of African American women leaders in the biotech industry. Selected students will complete a summer internship at Ideaya at the end of their sophomore year. But it doesn’t stop there—students will continue to receive support from the company through the rest of their years in college. This support includes tuition scholarships, a mentor who can provide biotech-focused career and graduate school advice, and biotech-specific educational opportunities, the pair said in a statement.
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