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Quarterly Meeting

  • Sanofi Genzyme Framingham Science Center - Conference Room 49 New York Avenue, Framingham, MA, 01701 United States (map)

The theme of this meeting is MetroWest Employers & Their Engagement in STEM Education

Join us in a panel discussion that highlights sustainability as it relates to the STEM workforce and its pipeline. Hear our panelists address:

  1. How do local STEM employers connect with community-based educators?;

  2. What types of programs do they support with efforts such as employee time off as volunteers or cash contributions as part of corporate giving?; and

  3. What are the corporate priorities focused on local education in support of workforce preparedness?

PANELISTS

Kevin Flynn
Vice President, Organizational Development and Human Resources - Boston Heart Diagnostics, Framingham, MA

Kevin’s role includes Human Resources, Corporate Communications, Legal, Organizational Learning and Analytics functions. He is responsible for organizational structure and learning philosophy, ensuring high quality deliverables aligned to achievement of financial profitability targets. Kevin defines standards of excellence and performance growth requirements through review of strategic growth plans, current business results and consultation with executive leadership.

Topic: How to Work with Us: The Employer Perspectives on Internships, Mentoring, and Community Engagement

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Groot Gregory
Technical Marketing Director and LightTools Product Manager - Synopsys (formerly Optical Research Associates), Marlborough, MA

Groot’s role includes working with customers to understand the market needs in illumination systems design and communicating those needs to the software development team. Groot’s interests in optics include optical design and analysis software, the design and deployment of optical instrumentation, and the promotion of the science though professional society involvement and education outreach.

Topic: Engaging Students Through University Affiliations, Corporate Giving and Informal Education

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David J. Aldous
Deputy Head of North America R&D Hub - Sanofi Genzyme

Dave earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Manchester, and a D. Phil in Natural Sciences from the University of Oxford where his thesis work focused on the total synthesis of Deoxytrichoviridin.  Following his graduate studies, Dave was a post-doctoral research fellow in the Chemistry Department at Colorado State University where he worked on synthetic methodologies developing novel routes to natural and unnatural amino acids.

Following his post-doc, Dave joined Sterling Winthrope in 1989 contributing to the discovery and development of Pleconaril. In 1995 Dave joined RPR holding roles of increasing responsibility and impact in building organizations and portfolios in the UK, US and France.  He was appointed Deputy Head of the North America R&D October 2016.

Dave is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the American Chemical Society.  He is a member of the PhRMA Foundation Basic Pharmacology Advisory Committee.


This meeting is free and open to the public so feel free to share this information with your networks. We encourage MSEN members to contribute any feedback or ideas.

Thank you to the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce and Sanofi Genzyme for hosting this event.

RSVP now for this event. You do not need to print your Eventbrite ticket for this meeting. Please make sure you check-in at the Sanofi Genzyme reception desk for a Visitor's Pass on the morning of the meeting.

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Parking Information
Parking is open for guests at the Science Center at 49 New York Avenue, Framingham 01701. Upon entering the driveway, park behind the building. Please enter the building through the main entrance on New York Avenue.

Earlier Event: March 21
Executive Committee Meeting