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SPARK Continues to Ignite a Passion for Science Around the World

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From Europe and Asia to the Americas, MilliporeSigmai employees gave back to their local communities in more ways than one during SPARK Week, October 13-21, 2018. Not only did they teach Curiosity Labs™ lessons and host site tours, but they also brought science education to a low-income village and an orphanage, impacting thousands of students by providing them with hands-on experiments to spark their curiosity in science.

Teaching Flavors and Fragrances at Technorama OpenLab in Switzerland

How We Use a Shipping Container to Spark Scientific Curiosity

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"How can students get excited about science if they don't have access to the resources?" asks science education promoter Daniel Sherling. Answer? Bring the fun science to schools — with a mobile science lab meant to encourage engaged, dynamic learning! Sherling explains how he, his team and a bright yellow shipping container tour North America with a single goal: to spark curiosity in the next generation of scientists.

Curiosity Cube™ Mobile Science Lab Completes 2018 Tour

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From San Diego to Rockville, Maryland and dozens of stops in between — MilliporeSigma’s Curiosity Cube™ mobile science lab brought hands-on science to many communities and young minds across North America in 2018. Through 118 events during the second annual tour, the Curiosity Cube™ mobile science lab aimed to spark students’ curiosity in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). This year’s schedule included a stop in Toronto as part of the mobile science lab’s first visit to Canada.

Gut Check: Data is Valuable, But There’s Something Else

By Jeffrey Whitford
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I recently had two pertinent reminders about my gut—and no I’m not talking about my microbiome, though this is an increasingly hot topic for us at the Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germanyi.

I often have a continual, inner dialogue with myself. This may be a side effect of being an only child and figuring out how to entertain myself, or a sign of something else. A lot of that dialogue comes from an attempt to be better in practice at reflection and learning lessons as they’re happening—allowing me to implement feedback in real-time.

New Avenues in Biomedical Waste Management Developed

by Maura Keller
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This year is the 30th anniversary of the Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988.

Creating a STEM-Strong St. Louis

By Deborah Holmes
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Science, technology, engineering and math is everywhere around us, from the complex to the simple. Take your smartphone, for example. This device wouldn’t be possible without the brainpower of engineers. Additionally, improved treatments and cures for diseases are possible because of scientists and medical professionals who have a deep understanding of the human body, but you can find STEM in something as simple as a water fountain.

Girlstart Names MilliporeSigma 2018 STEM Champion

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Girlstart, a non-profit dedicated to increasing girls’ interest and engagement in STEM, recently held its 9th Annual Game Changers Luncheon.

During the event, MilliporeSigma was named the 2018 STEM Champion for its support of Girlstart and its national expansion into Houston, Boston and St. Louis through the availability of summer camps and after-school programs. MilliporeSigma employees helped shape the program topics and lessons.

Curiosity Cube Visits Bruce School

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The Curiosity Cube™ mobile science lab recently visited Alexander B. Bruce School in Lawrence, Massachusetts. The school captured their experience in this video. Check it out!

Curiosity Cube Helps Stoke Lowell Students' Excitement for Science

By Elizabeth Dobbins
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LOWELL -- Students at Moody Elementary School pressed virtual reality goggles up to their faces Wednesday afternoon outside the Curiosity Cube, a traveling science lab inside a shipping container.

They were in a different, much smaller, world -- the inside of a cell.

"You know what's inside of vesicles?" one of the volunteer instructors, an employee at MilliporeSigma, asked.

Read more at LowellSun.com

Green Chemistry: Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany Makes it Possible

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Wie kann man umweltfreundliche Chemikalien entwickeln, die aber genauso wirkungsvoll wie herkömmliche Substanzen sind? Diese Frage hat sich das Wissenschafts- und Technologieunternehmen Merck gestellt. Und darauf auch Antworten gefunden: Im Rahmen des Programms für „Grüne Chemie“ entwickelt und produziert der Konzern nachhaltige Alternativen zu den bisher üblichen chemischen Produkten.

Nachhaltige Entwicklung und Produktion

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