The Curiosity Cube stopped by William Ziegler Elementary School last week to give students hands-on learning about cells
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Virtual reality blood cells. Robots that follow paths colored by markers. Microscopes showing cells from different parts of the body. All that and more packed in a bright pink and lime green shipping container.
The Curiosity Cube visited William Ziegler Elementary School’s parking lot last Thursday. Students packed inside and out of the 22x10-foot shipping container to get a hands-on experience learning about cells.
Teaser: Shugo Sasaki, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of British Columbia, wants to make beta cell replacement therapies that are “immune” to attack.
The shortage of donor beta cells and the need for strong immunosuppressive drugs to prevent immune attack make beta cell replacement available only to people with severe life-threatening unawareness of their low blood sugar, called hypoglycemia. At JDRF, we are taking a new route to beta cell replacement technologies, with the aim to develop an unlimited source of insulin-producing cells without drugs that limit your immune system’s role in fighting off infection.
MilliporeSigma is trying to spark interest in science careers this week with a traveling science lab that was once a shipping container.
The business, a life science company with facilities in Milwaukee, is visiting the community with its Curiosity Cube. The vehicle is a 22-by-10 foot retrofitted shipping container that MilliporeSigma is using to give students experiences and tools in STEM fields – that is, science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
I recently had the opportunity to talk about the strange trajectory and nature of my career, and how I went from point A to point L (we’ll save M-Z for when I hit retirement). Here’s the shorthand: I studied advertising at a leading school for the craft and ended up proofreading catalogs as my first job. Of course, I’m using a bit of hyperbole because that’s just the beginning of the story.
MILWAUKEE, Wisc., September 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief organization, recently honored MilliporeSigma for its support in packing and supplying more than 500,000 nutritious meals to families in need across the globe. The Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada. MilliporeSigma has partnered with Rise Against Hunger since 2016.
The Curiosity Cube made a stop at the Milton Library Saturday.
The Curiosity Cube was created with the goal to inspire children with hands-on science to children. MilliporeSigma, a life-science company with a facility in Oakville, created the cube by converting a 22x10-foot shipping container into a mobile science lab.