Novus International Inc. hosted Missouri college students and their mentors during the 2nd Annual Science: A Foundation for Dynamic Careers Day on April 23, 2010. The participating students were the 2009 academic year Novus and Monsanto recipients of the Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF) scholarship for science or mathematics.

Novus International, a global leader in animal health and nutrition, has provided sixteen $1,000 scholarships for the past three years to the MCF. 

The students were given tours of the global research center at the Novus International global headquarters in St. Charles, Missouri. After the tours were completed, students listened to presentations and participated in discussions about careers in science presented by Sarah Purdue, Research Engineer; Vanessa Stewart, Sales Specialist, all of Novus International, and  Dannette Ward, Senior Scientist at Monsanto.

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Following the career discussions guests took a bus ride to Green Acres, Novus International’s global research farm, where they toured the facility and learned more about the opportunities available in the science industry. While on the bus, students listened as several Novus employees working in research or marketing spoke about how science has affected their careers.

“Novus is dedicated to educating students, not simply providing scholarship funds,” stated Dr. Joyce Cacho, Chief Sustainability Officer, at Novus International. “We don’t want to just give money, we want to educate and open their eyes to opportunities they may have never thought of."