The National Society of Black Engineers Boston Professionals Announces Sponsorship with Repare Therapeutics to Support Equity & Inclusion in STEM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 11, 2023
BOSTON, MA – The National Society of Black Engineers Boston Professionals (NSBE Boston) is pleased to announce Repare Therapeutics, a leading clinical-stage precision oncology company dedicated to developing new therapeutics for cancer patients, as a Visionary level corporate partner for 2023. Repare Therapeutics was also an honored Circle of Innovation sponsor for NSBE Boston’s 2023 Inspire STEM Gala.
Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Repare Therapeutics is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the STEM fields. The sponsorship with NSBE Boston will further strengthen Repare Therapeutics’ efforts to educate local students and build professional development opportunities for minorities in STEM. When asked about the sponsorship, Lloyd M. Segal, President and CEO, stated, “Repare Therapeutics understands that building a diverse and inclusive community of scientists and professionals fosters creativity and collaboration, which leads to more innovative solutions for patients. Our support of NSBE reflects our continued commitment to growing a diverse scientific ecosystem in the Boston area through career mentorship and training programs.”
Through this sponsorship, Repare Therapeutics provided support to NSBE Boston with $10,000 in scholarship funds, awarded to eligible students at the annual Inspire STEM Gala. The company will also collaborate on 2023 STEM initiatives, with career development programs aimed at both professionals and students to foster continued community engagement, including a Collegiate Career Discovery Series and the virtual Women in STEM event that took place in April.
“As an organization dedicated to advancing opportunities for Black professionals in STEM, we are excited to continue our partnership with Repare Therapeutics to promote equity and inclusion in the field of life sciences,” said Alexis Smith, NSBE Boston President. “This sponsorship will allow us to expand our outreach efforts to increase student interest in STEM fields of study and create more opportunities for NSBE Boston professionals to further their careers in the Greater Boston area.”
The renewed sponsorship with Repare Therapeutics kicked off with a sponsored event “Navigating the Boys Club” on April 27th. At the event, TEDx speaker Nikki Innocent shared valuable career tips to a gathering of NSBE Boston members, promoting conversation around how to successfully navigate corporate environments as a female/minority professional.
For more information on this partnership between Repare Therapeutics and NSBE Boston, please contact Runako Daniel, Corporate Partnership Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT NSBE BOSTON PROFESSIONALS
The Boston Professionals chapter of National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) opens channels of opportunity for the academic and career development of Black students and professionals alike who positively impact their communities. NSBE Boston is non-profit 501(c)(3) founded in 1988 and has a membership of Black professionals spanning the New England area. For more information, please visit www.nsbeboston.org
ABOUT REPARE THERAPEUTICS INC
Repare Therapeutics is a leading clinical-stage precision oncology company enabled by its proprietary synthetic lethality approach to the discovery and development of novel therapeutics. The Company utilizes its genome-wide, CRISPR-enabled SNIPRx® platform to systematically discover and develop highly targeted cancer therapies focused on genomic instability, including DNA damage repair. The Company’s pipeline includes RP-6306, a PKMYT1 inhibitor currently in Phase 1 clinical development; camonsertib (also known as RP-3500 or RG6526), a potential leading ATR inhibitor currently in Phase 1/2 clinical development partnered with Roche; a preclinical Polθ inhibitor program; as well as several undisclosed preclinical programs, including RP-1664. For more information, please visit reparerx.com and follow Repare Therapeutics on Twitter at @RepareRx and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/repare-therapeutics/.
SNIPRx® is a registered trademark of Repare Therapeutics Inc.