Sanofi US Honored for STEM Education Support
A leading pharmaceutical company headquartered in Somerset County has been recognized by the Board of Chosen Freeholders for its enthusiastic and hands-on support of STEM education for students interested in science, technology, engineering and math.
Somerset County Freeholder Director Brian D. Levine presented a ceremonial resolution to Diana Blankman, head of US Corporate Social Responsibility for Sanofi US, at the March 26 freeholders’ meeting. The honor was presented during New Jersey STEM Month.
The resolution notes that Sanofi is among the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies with employees working across the United States to protect, enable and support people facing health challenges, and that the Sanofi US North American Headquarters in Bridgewater is an important contributor to the economy and quality of life in Somerset County.
Sanofi has made a commitment to supporting the communities in which they operate through its corporate social responsibility efforts and recently announced a partnership with the New Jersey-based Students 2 Science Program to inspire, motivate and educate elementary, middle and high school students to pursue careers in STEM.
As a result, the Bound Brook, Franklin, North Plainfield, Somerset Hills, Somerville and South Bound Brook school districts, as well as the Somerset County Vocational and Technical Schools, are participating in the Students 2 Science program.
Sanofi employees are engaging as volunteers during the Students 2 Science program to enrich the experience for students, serve as role models and introduce students to a wide variety of rewarding 21st-century STEM career options.
“We commend Sanofi for its significant community and economic contributions to our county and our region and especially its hands-on support of STEM education for Somerset County students,” said Freeholder Director Levine.
Diana Blankman, head of US Corporate Social Responsibility