November 16 is Give to the Max Day — your donation to the MHTA Foundation’s STEM programming is a contribution to Minnesota’s future entrepreneurs!
Consider the story of Arman Shahriar. Arman was a junior studying Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota when he was awarded a 2013 MHTA STEM Foundation Scholarship. After graduation, he worked as an exploratory R&D engineer on a unique team at Boston Scientific that develops disease-based global business strategy – leading projects in Colombia and Brazil. However, recently Arman has started an exciting new chapter in his career.
Arman recently co-founded a new company called OnChart – Patient Acquisition, which seeks to improve healthcare by generating original and scientifically-sound content for referral-based medical specialists. The goal is to put the science from clinical studies in understandable terms which allow referring physicians to make evidence-based and unbiased decisions with their patients.
“Without the MHTA Foundation scholarship,” Arman stated, “I could not have taken a research job at Stanford. My Stanford internship introduced me to the field of biostatistics and epidemiology, ignited my passion for applying quantitative methods to a field as subjective as medicine, and the skill which led to my being hired as one of the first full-time members of a unique research team.”
“I am very grateful for the MHTA Foundation and the scholarship program. The relief of financial stress enables me to spread my creative wings and pursue desirable learning opportunities. I wouldn’t be where I am today without it.”
The MHTA Foundation is supporting students like Armen through its STEM scholarships and hands-on experiences like the Tech Experience Tours, communicating the need for STEM-educated college graduates, and partnering with the local science and technology community to build strong connections and resources.
By providing financial support to young people pursuing careers in STEM or STEM teaching, you can facilitate unique opportunities for students to meet Minnesota business leaders and network into future internships and careers.