The NC Community College System's BioNetwork received the 2018 STEM Higher Education Program of the Year at the STEMmy Awards on May 23.
Tanya McGhee, BioNetwork's senior director of engagement, accepted the STEMmy. The program was hosted by STEM in the Park, an affiliate of Research Triangle Park. "Her speech resonated with the crowd as she displayed the STEM passion that she and her team carry week to week," said Brent Harpham, executive director of BioNetwork and life sciences.
The STEMmys is an annual celebration of students, educators, companies, organizations, schools and partners that have done outstanding work in STEM over the past year. In 2018, the STEMmys celebrated 10 winners selected by a panel of judges across nine categories for their achievements, efforts and enthusiasm in STEM fields.
BioNetwork provides high-quality economic and workforce development for the biotechnology and life science industries across North Carolina through education, training and laboratory resources. McGhee's outreach team focuses on engaging educators and students through hands-on activities and professional development programs. "We help educators and students make the connection between the curriculum and careers," she said.