PhRMA grant supports STEM programs at Manchester School of Technology

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NH Sen. Donna Soucy has her blood pressure checked by a student at MST. Courtesy Photo

MANCHESTER, NH – New Hampshire Senate President Donna Soucy joined Laura Perloff, senior director of advocacy and strategic alliances of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), to announce on Dec. 7 a new, $2,000.00, educational grant for Manchester School of Technology, which will support the school’s Health Professions program.

In addition to announcing the new funding support, Perloff and Soucy met with students to talk about furthering their STEM education and the many opportunities to apply those skills in the biopharmaceutical sector.

Manchester School of Technology is one of four Manchester high schools. It is the career and technical education center for the city as well as an innovative public school with 700 CTE students and 400 full-time high school students. The STEM Talent Pipeline program will be used to support the Health Professions program. There are about 72 students who participate in the Health Professions program. Through this program, students learn various skills and concepts that they will need to be successful in a future career in the healthcare field.

“I am happy to see Manchester School of Technology receiving recognition for their programs by being selected to receive a STEM Talent Pipeline Grant,” Soucy said. “The teachers and administration here at the school have worked hard to provide a unique and challenging curriculum for their students. The classes the students take here will prepare them well for a career in a STEM field.”

“The students in the Health Professions program at Manchester School of Technology are the future leaders of healthcare. The biopharmaceutical industry is committed to supporting programs that foster STEM talent and this program is a unique opportunity providing students with a solid foundation for their future careers,” Perloff said.

“We have many bright and dedicated students here at Manchester School of Technology,“ said Principal Karen Hannigan Machado. “Over the years, we have developed a challenging and comprehensive curriculum in the Health Professions program. We want our students to be prepared for the next steps they take, whether it is continuing their education or entering the workforce. We are happy to see our program being recognized for its excellence with a STEM Talent Pipeline Grant from PhRMA. This grant will enable students, who go above and beyond their classroom work, to participate in state and national competitions.”