Supporting Young Scientists Competing in iGEM
The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition is a program dedicated to advancing the boundaries of synthetic biology, education and cooperative community-based collaboration. Multidisciplinary teams of high school and university students work together to conceive, build, test and measure a system of their own design using interchangeable biological parts and standard molecular biology techniques. Learn how becoming a Partner Sponsor of iGEM helped empower efforts to change the world.
Offering Employees Paid Time to Volunteer
The Promega in Action program offers employees in Madison, Wisconsin the opportunity to apply for up to 40 hours of paid time to volunteer for the charity or organization of their choice.
Promega Oncology Research Grant
In 2021, Promega Benelux awarded the Promega Oncology Research Grant to three young academic researchers who are taking their first steps in oncology research. The grants were intended to give students access to cutting-edge technologies that might otherwise be too expensive to implement in their project. PhD candidates were asked to write a proposal describing the value a specific Promega technology could add to their research. Three prizes were awarded to Natalia Ortiz (Leiden University), Emily Ploeg (UMC Groningen) and Clothilde Claus (University of Mons).
Working at Promega means growing and developing with a very innovative company that stands for progress and knows how to combine economic and social aspects. The cultural diversity and scientific inspiration make the company a place where people enjoy working.
–Caroline End, Product Manager, Promega Germany
Today’s Learners, Tomorrow’s Leaders
Woods Hollow Children’s Center is located on the main corporate campus and serves Promega employees as well as families from surrounding communities. The nonprofit facility provides early childhood education and care for children 6 weeks to 10 years old and is fully accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Promega founded Woods Hollow in 1991 and has provided ongoing support ever since.
Woods Hollow Children’s Center is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Read more about the facility’s importance to families at Promega.
Learn more at: woodshollow.org
Promega Biotech Ibérica Earns Recognition for COVID-19 Response in Spain
Promega Biotech Ibérica was recognized with a Madrid Community SME (small- and medium-sized business) Award for demonstrating adaptation and innovation to lead the pandemic recovery in Spain in 2020.
The BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute (BTC Institute)
This not-for-profit organization founded by Promega in 1993 and located on the Madison, WI campus provides educational, scientific, and cultural enrichment experiences. Educational programs focus on the life sciences for a wide range of learners from upper elementary students to college and graduate students, as well as career scientists in academia and industry and the general public.
The BTC Institute and Dane County School Consortium Biotechnology Youth Apprenticeship Program has helped train young scientists for over twenty years. Many former Youth Apprentices have gone on to further STEM training and careers. BTC Institute has collaborated with the African American Ethnic Academy to host an annual summer science program titled “A Celebration of Life.” This program, supported in part by the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium, engages a diverse group of students in the fun of science while featuring STEM professionals of color. Other BTC Institute programs include teacher workshops such as “Biotechnology: The Basics” and collaborations with the University of Wisconsin Precollege Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence.
Read about several recent BTC Institute events in our recent blog.
Learn more at btci.org ›