Regeneron in the Community:
A Legacy of Service
In Rensselaer, We're Here to Lend Our Brains and Our Hearts
The 340-plus men and women who make up our Industrial Operations and Product Supply team in Rensselaer are proud to partner with local schools and not-for-profit agencies in the Capital Region. Our passion, commitment and elbow grease provide the fuel for a number of initiatives, including:
NATIONAL CHEMISTRY WEEK
Regeneron employees introduced the wonders of chemistry to area students celebrating National Chemistry Week. Our goal: to excite them about science and technology and encourage them to consider pursuing careers in science, engineering and technology. Activities included interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities, a chemistry magic show, and a student poster competition.
PROMOTING BIOTECH CAREERS TO COLLEGE STUDENTS
It’s difficult to get excited about a future career when you don’t understand what it’s all about. To that end, Regeneron employees in the Capital Region are partnering with higher academic institutions like Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Hudson Valley Community College to increase college students’ awareness and interest in the biotech industry.
ENTHRALLING KIDS WITH SCIENCE
The Cell Motion BioBus provides hands-on science education to local students by encouraging them to explore the immediate, microscopic world around them. Using a former transit bus as a mobile laboratory, BioBus volunteer scientists familiarize students with advanced scientific equipment and methods. Regeneron employees are working with BioBus founder Ben Dubin-Thaler (Ph.D., Columbia University) to bring this exciting and energetic curriculum to schools in the Capital Region.
ONE-ON-ONE MENTORING BRINGS CONCEPTS TO REALITY
Navigating the world of research and development may be daunting to an innovator — particularly one who’s still pursuing his or her education. To help guide students through the process, and expose them to the world of biotech, Regeneron professionals provide internships to a number of local students each year.
REGIONAL FOOD AND CLOTHING DRIVES
Regeneron staff collect thousands of pounds of nonperishable foods each year, transport it to local food banks and assist agency staff with sorting and distributing the items to those in need. In addition, Regeneron employees conduct an annual coat drive to support a shelter for abused women in Rensselaer County.
CUPCAKES FOR A CAUSE
One of Regeneron’s more tasteful events is our annual cupcake sale to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation to support breast cancer research. Regeneron employees bake the items, distribute them around the facility, and encourage employee sales among families and the community. This year’s event exceeded its fundraising goal by 100 percent.
SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVES
Our team put out the call and their colleagues answered, donating 76 pounds of pencils, markers, glue sticks, book bags, paper and similar items to help children in the Rensselaer City School District start the 2010-11 school year with needed supplies.