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PhRMA Supports Area STEM Students

Pete Martinez and Cindy Bigham

Pete Martinez with PhRMA presents Oxford Elementary School Principal Cindy Bigham with a $2,500 grant.

Oxford, Mississippi (October 18, 2019) — The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) presented a $2,500 grant for Oxford Elementary School in an effort to recognize schools across the country that are devoting their time and resources to advancing STEM curriculum. STEM career paths are the careers of the future and PhRMA hopes that STEM education in the K-12 setting will lead to students applying those skills in future careers.

“For the last two years, Oxford Elementary has hosted National Inventors Hall of Fame’s STEM program, Camp Invention, which helps students develop the 21st Century Skills: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication, and Collaboration through an engaging and rigorous STEM curriculum. We look forward to implementing new and innovative methods to further STEM education for all children in our school,” said Principal Bigham.

Through the Oxford School District Foundation, Oxford Elementary is able to accept the funds to use for STEM specific needs on campus. The grant was presented to Principal Cindy Bigham by Pete Martinez, Deputy Vice President, State Advocacy, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA).

About PhRMA

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) represents the country’s leading innovative biopharmaceutical research companies, which are devoted to discovering and developing medicines that enable patients to live longer, healthier and more productive lives. Since 2000, PhRMA member companies have invested more than $900 billion in the search for new treatments and cures, including an estimated $79.6 billion in 2018 alone.