March 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Girlstart, the non-profit organization dedicated to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education for girls, recently announced an expansion of its partnership with MilliporeSigma in 2018. Thanks to MilliporeSigma’s support, Girlstart will bring its innovative after-school programs and summer camps to the Houston, Boston, and St. Louis metro areas—inspiring girls to pursue STEM education and careers in STEM fields.
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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.
"Ultimately, I aspire to become a principal investigator (PI) with my own lab crewed by brilliantly blossoming scientists. As of now, I am fascinated by neuroimmunology and the role of neuroinflammation in neurodegenerative diseases."
Host University: Washington University in St. Louis
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).
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.
"Even though I didn’t work on drug design in this program, Nakamura Lab and Japan in general taught me one very crucial thing: how to work. I saw people putting their soul into their projects and generating new ideas every single day."
Hlib Razumkov Kyiv, Ukraine Host University: University of Tokyo Home University: University of Toronto Amgen Scholar Year: 2017 Major: Biological chemistry specialist Expected Graduation: 2020
"I also enjoyed interacting with many international students in my lab. I have come to realize that I have many colleagues with which to work, as well as lots of goals toward which I can work outside of Kyoto University."
Hiroki Fukuda Osaka, Japan Host University: Kyoto University Home University: Kyoto University Amgen Scholar Year: 2017 Major: Biosensing engineering Expected Graduation: March 2018