An impressive group of volunteers from Regeneron shared their journeys to science research and inspired more than 40 aspiring scientists at the Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE) College Zone on Friday, October 25th as part of the “Regeneron Day for Doing Good,” its annual day of community service.
Regeneron volunteers met with students participating in the YPIE Regeneron STEM Institute, a three-year program during which students conduct in-depth scientific research and earn up to 12 college credits.
The volunteers from Regeneron shared about their paths into science research, showing students the diversity of experiences that could lead them into the field. They met with YPIE students in small groups to dive deeper into the path to a career in science and to provide feedback on their research proposals.
Several YPIE Scholars shared their reflections from the event. “I learned that you should take advantage of the experiences you have at school now so that you can learn more about yourself and your passions in life,” said Denzel. Gian added “I learned that It’s okay to fail a lot and fail early, especially with the research we are doing now.
Jake Schofield, YPIE Regeneron STEM Institute Manager, sees the meaningful impact these volunteers have on these YPIE students, “Feedback from these professional scientists not only validates the work our YPIE Scholars are doing, but also inspires them to fight through the challenges they’ll face along the way.”
Our thanks to Regeneron for their generous support of YPIE and to all the volunteers who shared their passion for science and wisdom with our YPIE students! Learn more about programs for YPIE students at ypie.org/register.