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A New Greener Alternative Scoring Matrix Based on Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry

By Ettigounder (Samy) Ponnusamy and Jeffrey Whitford
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MilliporeSigma created a unique web-based greener alternative scoring matrix, also known as DOZN™a quantitative green chemistry evaluator based on the 12 principles of green chemistry. The 12 principles of green chemistry provide a framework for learning about green chemistry and designing or improving materials, products, processes and systems. The DOZN™evaluatorscores products based on metrics for each principle and aggregates the principle scores to derive a final aggregate score.

Cooler Return Program Is a ‘Win-Win’ for Lab

UC-Berkeley’s Glaunsinger Lab reduces environmental impact by reusing coolers for its temperature-sensitive reagents, chemicals and kits.
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By Jim Butschli

As a believer in the coexistence of science and the environment, the Glaunsinger Lab at the University of California-Berkeley takes a proactive approach to its efforts to recycle and reuse coolers needed for the storage and shipment of temperature-sensitive reagents, chemicals and kits.

The Trap of #Workfomo

By Jeffrey Whitford
Blog

I often find myself straddling a line between pushing forward on new Corporate Responsibility programs and reminding myself to stay the course. While there’s value in bringing new ideas to the table, it’s also important to complete what we’ve already invested a significant amount of time and energy on. It’s like I have two Jeffreys sitting on my shoulders—one is “You Can Do More Jeffrey” and the other is “Remember Balance Jeffrey”.

Massachusetts Companies Meet With Lawmakers to Highlight Sustainability Leadership

Company leaders from Massachusetts’ largest employers gather on Beacon Hill to share their environmental and clean energy stories with state lawmakers.
Press Release

January 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ - A dozen Massachusetts companies and investors representing some of the Commonwealth’s largest employers will gather on Beacon Hill today to meet with lawmakers about their corporate sustainability goals and how these initiatives make businesses more competitive and drive economic growth.

Curiosity Cube: Sparking STEM Investigation

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This 22x10-foot, retrofitted shipping container that has been transformed into a mobile science lab is featuring hands-on science experiments to "spark" interest in STEM. 

A few experiences students will observe and participate in include learning about the role of DNA in living things and the importance it plays in deciding traits (why you look the way you do) and characteristics. Visitors will use touch screens to extract DNA and precipitation and "virtually" interact with cells. 

Can a Shipping Container Increase Access to Hands-on STEM?

By Amanda Baker
Multimedia with summary

Designing STEM outreach programs for K-12 classrooms often becomes a balancing act between ambitious goals and limited resources. Scientific equipment is just one kind of resource, but one that is unavailable to many schools. Time is a less obvious resource, but time away from classroom curriculum is becoming increasingly hard for teachers to justify with their administrators. And personal access to relevant experts – face time with actual scientists – is a resource that many programs don’t even get to add to their wish lists.

Special Recognition Award Recipients Honored at R&D 100 Award Gala Event in Orlando

by Editors of R&D Magazine
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The R&D 100 Special Recognition Awards—now in their third year— focus on specific characteristics of a product or service that are especially impressive. Categories include Special Recognition: Corporate Social Responsibility; Special Recognition: Green Tech; Special Recognition: Market Disruptor—Products; and Special Recognition: Market Disruptor—Services.

Curiosity Cubes Aims to Spark Kids’ Interest in Science (Video)

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There’s a mobile shipping container traveling around the country getting kids excited about science.

“This is Millipore Sigma’s Curiosity Cube,” Rebecca Dowd, curiosity cube coordinator, said. “It’s a retrofitted shipping container that’s been turned into a mobile science lab […] to do hands on science experiments with students.”

It’s all a part of Millipore Sigma’s goal of introducing kids to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Education and Empowerment: Powerful Tools for Girls in STEM

by Martha Rook
Blog

The push for young minds to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers is more prevalent now than ever before. While more and more educators and organizations are acknowledging this need, it is just as important to address the existing gender gap in STEM. According to the National Science Foundation, women make up half of the total U.S. college-educated workforce, but only 29 percent of the science and engineering workforce.

Curiosity Cube Educates and Entertains Students

By Sheryl Walsh
Multimedia with summary

Last week, 150 fourth graders at North Intermediate Middle School experienced a unique way to learn about science when the Curiosity Cube visited their school. The Curio­sity Cube is a mobile technology and science lab sponsored by Millipore Sigma, a global life science company with offices in the local area. Millipore Sigma uses the lab in an effort to spark student interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Rebecca Dowd, Millipore Sigma Curiosity Cube Coor­din­ator, directed the day’s events along with other volunteers from her company.

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