July 21, 2014
Dr. Edward Bozzi and Dr. Denice Spero met with the Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC) at their monthly meeting to discuss the positive impact the Innovate RI Small Business Fund (IRISBF) legislation has had on securing internships in particular for biotechnology students. Joan Lazauski, a URI Biotechnology student, spoke to the Council about the experience she has had at Beechtree Labs with an internship supported by this legislation. She commented that it has “changed her life” and now she is considering a bioscience research career. Christine Smith, Director of STAC, informed the Council that the legislature has again funded Innovate RI at the $500,000 level.
Learn more about IRISBF here: http://stac.ri.gov/innovate-ri-fund/
– RIBSL Team