LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBST), in partnership with The New England Patriots Radio Network, 98.5 The Sports Hub, today honored Lauren Mezzetti, a biology teacher at Lynn English High School in Lynn, Mass., as the recipient of the 2012 Cubist Pharmaceuticals Science Education Leadership Award.
As part of Ms. Mezzetti’s award, today Cubist’s Chief Scientific Officer Steven Gilman presented the Lynn English High School science department with a $5,000 check and former New England Patriot Joe Andruzzi addressed the students.
During the football season, 12 “Teachers of the Week” were recognized as innovative science teachers in middle and high schools throughout New England. From the group, Ms. Mezzetti was selected as the award recipient. Ms. Mezzetti has taught biology at Lynn English High School for eight years and, prior to that, at the local middle school. Ms. Mezzetti is responsible for creating an important online resource for students, teachers and parents called Bulldog Biology. The site includes curriculum, lesson plans, worksheets, animations and links designed to help students better understand the themes and concepts of biology. Ms. Mezzetti also recently helped her science department secure a state grant to purchase new microscopes for her school.
In addition to Ms. Mezzetti, the following “Teachers of the Week” were recognized during the New England Patriots radio broadcast:
- Julie Mark, Neighborhood House Charter School
- Jonas LaPointe, Franklin County Technical School
- Loreen Meyer, King Phillip Regional High School
- Lenora Goodwin, Central High School
- Harold Tuttle, Rundlett Middle School
- Nancy Gifford, Harwich Middle School
- Michael Maloney, Somerville High School
- Nancy Wile, Pentucket Regional Middle School
- Kelly Graveson, Douglas High School
- Scott Brown, Marlborough High School
- Richard Fox, Charlestown High School
Dr. Gilman said, “Ms. Mezzetti’s resourcefulness has created a hub from which students can advance their understanding and love of science, and helped bring new technology into her school that can enhance hands-on learning. We salute all of the Teachers of the Week for their efforts to build enthusiasm for science and inspire students to consider pursuing careers in related fields. At Cubist, we are dedicated to supporting the advancement of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education and are pleased to recognize some of the teachers who are leading the way in this important endeavor.”
Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the research, development, and commercialization of pharmaceutical products that address significant unmet medical needs in the acute care environment. Cubist is headquartered in Lexington, Mass. Additional information can be found at Cubist’s web site at www.cubist.com.