FSU Biotechnology Students Win ISPE Chapter of the Year Award

FSU Biotechnology Students Win ISPE Chapter of the Year Award

Jul 28, 2020

The ISPE (International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers) student chapter at Framingham State University has been selected as the Outstanding Student Chapter of the Year for the Boston area by the international non-profit organization.

The Framingham State Chapter, which is led by Student President Supriya Sharma, actively participated in the annual Product Show and the annual ISPE Student Career Workshop. Framingham State student members also participated in Boston Area Chapter events and benefits, such as recorded technical web seminars, podcasts and won several awards from the merit based ISPE Boston Area Chapter Scholarship Foundation program. Finally, the Chapter has in the words of Student President Supriya Sharma, "developed a culture of volunteer-ship in their group."

"Our students deserve all the credit for this recognition," says Dr. Sunny Tam, who is the chapter adviser and coordinator of FSU's Professional Science Masters (PSM) program in Biotechnology. "They have worked very hard and remained extremely engaged with the organization."

The Chapter was originally organized in 2017 and since then student memberships have been steadily growing due in part to the leadership of Dr. Tam, as well as participation of Industry Liaison Rick Kotosky of Exyte Group.

The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering is the world's largest not-for-profit association serving its members by leading scientific, technical and regulatory advancement throughout the entire pharmaceutical lifecycle. ISPE is the global industry leader in connecting pharmaceutical knowledge to deliver manufacturing and supply chain innovation, operational excellence and regulatory insights to enhance industry efforts to develop, manufacture and reliably deliver quality medicines to patients.

About Framingham State University

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,000 students with 58 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a State College and University (SCU), Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.