A history of STEM at Bristol Myers Squibb
STEM awareness and education have long been a Bristol Myers Squibb priority. In 2018, the company formed a STEM Council to harness the expertise, experience and passion of company colleagues to focus on an enterprise-wide global STEM outreach for tomorrow’s innovators in the communities we serve and live.
“When we are deciding how to best support STEM efforts, there are many avenues to explore,” said Executive Vice President and President, Research and Early Development Rupert Vessey, who is the executive sponsor of the STEM Council. “We need to establish multiple touchpoints throughout young people’s lives to put them in a position to pursue a career in STEM. By nurturing students’ passion for STEM, we can make them aware of the multitude of opportunities that exist in the field.”
Making an impact
These efforts are all about opening doors. Bristol Myers Squibb scientists share their knowledge and expertise and pay it forward to the next generation, targeting eager young minds. Reaching vulnerable and underserved children is a particular area of focus.