Employee and Community Engagement

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Employee and Community Engagement

At MilliporeSigma, we look for opportunities to use employee and community engagement to spark scientific curiosity and breakthroughs. We know that not all people have access to the advancements in public health that have come through innovations in life science. We also know that tomorrow’s innovations depend on the next generation of scientific explorers. This is why we focus our community engagement in two primary areas: supporting today’s scientists to accelerate access to health through scientific research and inspiring curiosity in the next generation of scientists through science education.

Our community engagement efforts include SPARK—a global, skills-based volunteer program that allows MilliporeSigma employees to leverage their diverse talents, skills and experiences to give back to the communities in which they live and work. We also created the Curiosity Labs™ program to bring the expertise of our employees and access to hands-on, interactive science lessons to classrooms around the world.

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Curiosity Cube Brings Cutting-Edge Science to Local Schools
Students at area schools are getting a chance this week to check out advanced scientific technology and learn through hands-on experiments as the "Curiosity Cube" visits Centre County. The Curiosity Cube -- a retrofitted 22 feet long, 10 feet high shipping container turned into a mobile science lab -- is an outreach initiative of life sciences company MilliporeSigma. The cube is...
Oct 12, 2017 12:30 PM ET
Transformative Ideas Take Space
I find that I face an ever-present battle for balance. It’s a struggle between creating the next new thing, while keeping what was the new thing going and delivering on its intended outcomes. I often find myself in the thick of the nitty-gritty details with my team. They help shield me from quite a bit, but we all have to roll up our sleeves. So when you’re doing that day in and day out, how...
Oct 10, 2017 1:10 PM ET
Curiosity Cube™ Visits State College
A retrofitted shipping container is a new approach in hands-on science classes for local students. The Curiosity Cube is making stops in several Centre County schools this week. Inside the cube three separate learning stations. One is dedicated to DNA, another the Brain Station and the third is a 3d printer. "It's really about sparking curiosity within our future generation of...
Sep 27, 2017 1:25 PM ET
What's Possible When Science Isn't Boring?
I often envy what the world looks like through the eyes of a child. Even the simplest things can make a child curious. This inquisitive mindset enables them to get lost in exploration without caring about what needs to get done, because the definition of “need” is different for a child. Being able to revert to this child-like perspective ultimately led to one of the biggest “aha”...
Aug 22, 2017 9:50 AM ET
STEMpact Invests in Developing STEM-Capable Teachers
Each summer, St. Louis area companies, in collaboration with Washington University, invite approximately 200 teachers to the campus of Washington University in St. Louis for two weeks of in-depth STEM development. This includes new research-based methodologies and on-site experiences at local STEM companies to see practical application of some of the concepts that are being taught to make the...
Aug 9, 2017 8:00 AM ET

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