"Anne's early and insistent vision, along with her strong community ties and superb organizational skills, were what made the difference in moving BioCrossroads from a good idea into a functioning and productive initiative that has gone on to do considerable good work for our community and our state," said David Johnson, BioCrossroads CEO. "From the beginning, Anne saw the potential, and made sure that others saw it and helped to build it too. I can think of no one who has made more of a difference in bringing the right people together for the right reasons, or who has played such a critical role in helping Hoosiers to have better jobs today, and have the chance to be better educated for jobs tomorrow in Indiana's promising life sciences sector," Johnson said.
Shane also organized a collaboration with the University of Notre Dame to bring the National Math and Science Initiative Advanced Placement Strategies program to Indiana to accelerate the number of high school students taking and passing math and science AP courses.
"Working with the extraordinary team of people who remain at BioCrossroads and with the leadership of Gus Watanabe, Indiana has built one of the most credible and effective economic cluster initiatives in the country. I was honored to play a small part in that and accept this award with gratitude," said Shane.
BioCrossroads (www.biocrossroads.com) is Indiana's initiative to grow, advance and invest in the life science
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