CSV’s NetPals program was recently the subject of a feature story, “Cambridge’s NetPals program pairs students with scientists,” in the Cambridge Chronicle. We are thankful to the companies that encourage this type of in-depth, one-to-one, on-going mentorship. Novartis’ Kara Cournoyer, the coordinator of NetPals volunteer efforts at the company, is quoted in the article, written by Nicholas Iovino:
Cournoyer emphasized how important mentorship is in the STEM fields, adding many Novartis researchers can point to a time in their life when someone turned them on to math and science.
“For them, it’s very meaningful to have that interaction with students and for them to be that person,” Cournoyer said.