Bio Nebraska, together with Marylinn Munson, today announced the recipients of the inaugural Marylinn Munson & Bio Nebraska STEM Scholarship for Nebraska high school students as they pursue relevant classroom study and professional experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-related fields. Scholarship recipients will each receive $2,500 in awards to be use towards tuition for the 2022-2023 academic year.
Bio Nebraska & Marylinn Munson STEM Scholarship Recipients
- Mattison Beattie, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller High School, Sumner, Nebraska, will be attending the University of Nebraska – Lincoln
- Wil Fiddelke, Ravenna High School, Ravenna, Nebraska, will be attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- Stuti Jain, Millard North High School, Omaha, Nebraska, will be attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- Miranda Langer, Riverside High School, Spalding, Nebraska, will be attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
“It is a great pleasure to have this scholarship fund be launched with these four talented and bright young adults,” said Marylinn Munson, a Nebraska leader in the life science, biotechnology, and agriculture industries. “Investing in STEM and learning is a vital investment in individual lives and our collective future. I am proud to be a part of this program.”
Scholarship applications were accepted from Nebraska high school seniors who have been accepted to a Bio Nebraska approved Nebraska college, community college or university; are planning to enroll in an undergraduate course of study in a STEM-related field; and who plan to pursue a career with a STEM-related organization.
“Bio Nebraska is honored to have teamed with Marylinn Munson to offer these scholarships to the four outstanding students,” said Rob Owen, Executive Director of Bio Nebraska. “Workforce development and availability are the most important issues facing Nebraska’s bioscience industry. It is our hope these scholarships will help the momentum of building a talent pool of Nebraska students willing and able to offer their talents to Nebraska employers.”
“As an employer in this sector, it was exciting to read through the many applications and see the homegrown talent and enthusiasm heading our way in the industry,” said Josh Johnson, Director of Biologics Operations, Huvepharma and Chairman of the Board, Bio Nebraska. “Congratulations to these four exceptional students, and many thanks to Marylinn Munson for her continued advocacy and commitment to providing these scholarships.”
About Marylinn Munson
Marylinn Munson has worked in the life science, biotechnology and agriculture industries for more than 20 years. Currently she is on two Boards, RAIN Incubator advancing STEM and Recombinetics solving intractable challenges through gene editing. She has held international leadership roles at industry-leading biotech and life science companies. At Neogen she led the Genomics business; she managed the international genomics informatics field team at Qiagen; built and managed a field sales team and an international operations group where she was responsible for 60 percent of Illumina’s global business; and part of a Core Strategy Team, business development and marketing at Agilent. At Amersham Biosciences (GE Healthcare), she sold Next Generation Systems in North America, many of which were used as part of the Human Genome Project. Marylinn’s passion for excellence, people and customers has made her the recipient of industry awards including the Federal Labs Consortium Award for Technology Transfer. She is listed as an inventor on U.S. patents.
About Bio Nebraska
Founded in 2005, Bio Nebraska is a non-profit trade association dedicated to supporting and promoting Nebraska’s bioscience sector and ensuring the sector grows and thrives. Bio Nebraska is the only organization in the state representing over 100 bio-related entities in the human health, medical device, animal health, agriculture, renewable fuels and industrial biotech sectors, as well as educational institutions and service providers. For more information, visit bionebraska.org.