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Lab Partner Program between NAFEO and C & A Scientific to help promote diversity and increase in STEM education and career opportunity for students.
Manassas, VA (February 9, 2017) – C & A Scientific, a 27-year old laboratory product manufacturer and supplier in medical, science educational, and toy retail markets, proudly announces a nation-wide partnership with the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO). The partnership, known as the Lab Partner Program, will provide NAFEO’s esteemed members, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs), access to high-quality laboratory instruments and tools, supplies, and equipment at significantly reduced costs. Through the cost-savings, the Lab Partner Program will allow HBCUs and PBIs to fully equip and update their research and teaching laboratories and science education programs to attract and retain students in the STEM (science, education, engineering, and math) related studies, with the goal of promoting diversity and opportunities in STEM careers.
“Specifically, the Lab Partner Program with C & A Scientific will allow NAFEO’s members access to literally hundreds of items – microscopes, centrifuges, and other diagnostic and research equipment, plus microscopes slides, medical consumables, and an entire portfolio of laboratory supplies,” says Kevin Dennis, National Account Executive with C & A Scientific. Dennis is alumni of Prairie View A&M University (an HBCU).
“C & A Scientific is honored to be able to partner with and support NAFEO and their members,” adds Dennis. “By providing access to the same medical products used in laboratories around the world, we are able to inspire the next generation of leaders in science, technology, engineering and math to develop great technology, discover a breakthrough, or create a solution to a worldwide problem.”