Record Crowd at Science Expo Sees Curiosity Cube in World Debut

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Record Crowd at Science Expo Sees Curiosity Cube in World Debut

MilliporeSigma introduced its new mobile science display, which will travel to schools and fairs. Photo by Chris Stone

MilliporeSigma introduced its new mobile science display, which will travel to schools and fairs. Photo by Chris Stone

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Monday, March 6, 2017 - 10:05am

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Hoping to engage more than 300,000 people in a nationwide tour, a German-based biotech Saturday unveiled its Curiosity Cube science lab at Petco Park in one of the nation’s largest science expos.

Petco was the first stop on the 12-month tour of the cube, a hands-on lab housed in a 22-by-10-foot shipping container retrofitted by MilliporeSigma, the North American arm of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Called the Biocom Institute Festival of Science and Engineering Expo Day, Saturday’s event drew 26,143 people — the largest crowd ever for the one-day expo, organizers said. Last year, just more than 24,000 attended.

The cube was among the more than 130 demonstrations and exhibits at the ninth annual festival featuring interactive, hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) exhibits.

Read the full story on Times of San Diego.

Keywords: Education | Corporate Responsibility | Curiosity Cube | Curiosity Labs | Festival of Science and Engineering Expo Day | Innovation & Technology | MilliporeSigma | STEM | Science | Social Impact & Volunteering | science education

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