NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company, is pleased to announce Faisal Hossain as its first Founders’ Scholarship Award Winner. Hossain was chosen by an executive-level committee that evaluated each applicant’s ability to apply technology to solve real-world problems and their commitment to making the world a better place. He will receive a $20,000 tuition grant and participate in Medidata’s 2020 summer internship program as an Applications Engineer Intern.
Medidata established the Founders’ Scholarship last fall to help commemorate its 20th anniversary and reaffirm its commitment to new ideas and innovation. This effort – intended to help advance the career aspirations of college students in pursuit of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers – is a key component of Medidata’s five-year goal to reach 15,000 students through investments in education.
“We are very excited to have Faisal join us as the inaugural Founders’ Scholarship recipient,” said Tarek Sherif, co-founder and co-CEO, Medidata. “We look forward to seeing how his leadership, character, and growing skills will help us to advance life sciences technology. I know the Medidata community joins me in congratulating Faisal and welcoming him to our family this summer.”
Hossain, a junior computer science major at the University of Georgia, has held several software and web development internships before joining Medidata. He also participated in All Star Code’s summer intensive, where young men of color develop skills needed to succeed in a technological world; Medidata has been a sponsor since 2018. In addition, Hossain developed a COVID-19 web app, followcoronavirus.com, which features an interactive globe with every country’s active cases, deaths, and recovered counts.
During his Medidata internship, Hossain will be supporting the software engineering team to create cloud-based, high quality, high performing web applications to help clients create life-changing drugs and medical devices.
The Founders’ Scholarship and support of STEM education are part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Diversity initiative at Medidata. These initiatives also include Access for All, creating an environment where all patients can have access to treatment with a focus on diversity in clinical trials; Patient Advocacy, and Rare Disease, creating an inclusive environment through our belonging and diversity initiatives. Medidata’s CSR programs are designed to make a difference in the lives of patients and researchers and are part of Medidata’s mission to power smarter treatments and healthier people.
Medidata is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes, which with its 3DEXPERIENCE platform is positioned to lead the digital transformation of life sciences in the age of personalized medicine with the first end-to-end scientific and business platform, from research to commercialization.
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