The Engineering Department at Forward Science Begin Mentorship Program with Local High School Senior Interested in Biomedical Engineering and Technology.
(Houston, Tx) (January 2020) Forward Science, a Houston based MedTech company, recently partnered with Fort Bend ISD Gifted and Talented Mentorship Program. Forward Science will guide one student interested in the medical device field through a four-month program. Two days per week, the student will receive hands-on experience at Forward Science to expand their knowledge in the biomedical field. The program results in the student creating a hypothetical medical device based on the industry-standard design and development process.
Forward Science’s assigned student will work directly with the engineering team—first in a learner role, then taking action on current projects. “This program is a wonderful opportunity to allow students to execute on ideas and expand their knowledge in their desired field,” says Forward Science Biomedical Engineer, Katherine Adkins. “Being a recent graduate, I understand the value of real-world training in a specific field or industry. The entire engineering team looks forward to providing guidance to a future engineer.”
Fort Bend ISD identified, interviewed and selected a small number of students among the senior class to participate in this Gifted and Talented Mentorship Program. Each student displays exceptional maturity, professionalism and responsibility that stood out among their peers. The students then chose a local company that aligns with their desired career field. “At Forward Science, we enjoy getting involved and making an impact within our community,” says Forward Science’s President and Chief Technology Officer, Brian Pikkula. “Founded by two biomedical engineers, Forward Science is thrilled with the opportunity to foster the passion for a future biomedical engineering student aspiring to get into the medical device field.”
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About Forward Science
Forward Science is a privately held MedTech company based in Houston, Texas. OralID, Forward Science’s flagship product, is an award-winning oral cancer screening device that allows clinicians to visualize abnormalities that may not be seen under traditional white light examinations. With the success of OralID, Forward Science continued to focus on moving science forward in the oral healthcare industry by launching advanced diagnostic testing products (CytID, hpvID, phID, PathID) along with treatment options (SalivaMAX and SalivaCAINE). In addition to developing proprietary, state-of-the-art products, Forward Science has partnered with industry leaders to provide new and effective solutions to the dental community. Forward Science designs, develops, and manufactures their products in-house, ensuring the highest quality of standards coupled with superior customer service. Forward Science has quickly evolved into the industry leader for providing oral healthcare products worldwide.
To learn more about any of Forward Science’s products, please visit www.ForwardScience.com or call 855-696-7254.