ILS Donates $5K To BIOS-ASU Scholarship Fund

November 2, 2023 | 0 Comments

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] has received a $5,000 donation from ILS Bermuda for the BIOS-ASU scholarship fund.

A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, a unit of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory [ASU BIOS], renowned for its remarkable contributions to marine research and STEM education, is entering an exciting new phase of opportunity since joining Arizona State University [ASU] family.

“ASU BIOS, celebrated worldwide for its excellence in marine science, has played a pivotal role in shaping the future of countless Bermudians by providing them access to quality STEM education and experiential learning opportunities.

“This groundbreaking partnership with ASU, one of the largest and most innovative universities in the U.S., is committed to re-imagining education at all levels, growing local educational programmes in Bermuda and expanding ASU BIOS offerings in Bermuda and to visiting students. It is a testament to BIOS’s commitment to fostering a community of inclusive and equitable education for all Bermudians.

Steve Weinstein, ASU BIOS Board Member; Dr. Laura Brewington, Research Professor, ASU; Jo Stanton, ILS Bermuda Chair; Tim Tetlow, ILS Education & Outreach Co-Chair; Ryan Robinson, ASU Foundation and Hanni Ali, ILS Bermuda Vice-Chair

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“As the partnership between BIOS and ASU continues to develop, one of the exciting updates includes the establishment of an endowment fund and scholarships for students. This initiative brings Bermuda a step closer to the vision of providing every Bermudian with the opportunity to pursue higher education.”

Tim Tetlow, Education & Outreach Co-Chair for ILS Bermuda shared his enthusiasm for this partnership, “ILS Bermuda is pleased to demonstrate its commitment to this vision by donating $5,000 to the BIOS-ASU scholarship fund. We hope that this contribution will support Bermudians pursuing further education at one of the world’s most innovative and technology-backed institutions.”

“This is something that we at ILS Bermuda are very passionate about, demonstrated through our work with the Bermuda College Education Initiative.”

The donation was made at ILS Bermuda’s Convergence event, which took place last week in Bermuda, with a cheque presentation.

Bermuda College students from the 2023 cohort attend ILS Bermuda’s Convergence event. Pictured with Craig Simmons, Bermuda College and Tim Tetlow, ILS Education & Outreach Co-Chair.

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Steve Weinstein, Board Member for ASU BIOS and Chair, Itasca Re Limited commented, “The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences stands as an exceptional and invaluable institution within the Bermuda landscape.

“It enjoys a global reputation for its exceptional achievements in the realms of marine research and scientific discovery and has provided career-making opportunities to countless Bermudians throughout the years.

“These opportunities include access to STEM education, immersive hands-on learning, and invaluable experiential training at the BIOS facility. With BIOS’s recent integration into the ASU family, it has created a promising avenue for Bermudians to embark on further educational journeys within the illustrious halls of ASU.”

“We extend our heartfelt gratitude to ILS Bermuda for their generous contribution. Their support brings us closer to our vision of accessible higher education pathway for all Bermudians.”

The spokesperson said, “ILS Bermuda’s donation to ASU BIOS was part of a broader education initiative, which provided a range of learning opportunities for Bermuda College students throughout the year. With support from a wide network of mentors and facilitators from companies in the ILS sector, this year’s education programme offered learning modules in the form of lunch and learns, a resume-building session and interview practice sessions, student-mentor networking opportunities, 1:1 mentoring, several internship offerings and the ability for college students to attend Convergence and participate at the event, as well as dedicated student sessions throughout the conference.”

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