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MilliporeSigma's Curiosity Cube Aims to Inspire Stem Workforce of the Future

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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.  

Newsy Highlights Summer Games and the Winning Drone Solution That Could Change Lives of the Warfighter

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Generation Z represents today’s students and tomorrow’s workers. According to a survey by software marketing company Marketo, they’re future-focused realists with a drive to create things, and a majority (60%) want their jobs to impact the world. Does the terrain ahead present clear passage, or a possible ambush? Thanks to the winning project of the Booz Allen Summer Games intern challenge, ground commanders in war zones will be able to make decisions like this in minutes, rather than hours, with a portable reconnaissance device that’s easy to assemble and repair. Chase Seals, host of Newsy’s show “The Why,” took time to hear from senior leaders on the success of the program and impact of the winning solution through eyes of the winning Summer Games interns. The full video can be found here, with the summary of the conversations, below.

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Generation Z represents today’s students and tomorrow’s workers. According to a survey by software marketing company Marketo, they’re future-focused realists with a drive to create things, and a majority (60%) want their jobs to impact the world. Does the terrain ahead present clear passage, or a possible ambush? Thanks to the winning project of the Booz Allen Summer Games intern challenge, ground commanders in war zones will be able to make decisions like this in minutes, rather than hours, with a portable reconnaissance device that’s easy to assemble and repair. Chase Seals, host of Newsy’s show “The Why,” took time to hear from senior leaders on the success of the program and impact of the winning solution through eyes of the winning Summer Games interns. The full video can be found here, with the summary of the conversations, below.

Mobile Science Lab Visits Milton, Sparks Curiosity

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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.

Read more on InsideHalton.com.

Amgen Biotech Experience in Netherlands

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The Amgen Biotech Experience and DNA Labs On the Road have partnered to bring students in the Netherlands a real-world biotechnology lab experience in the classroom, helping them better understand what science is and how it influences their daily lives.

See more in this video.

A Poetic Journey Into Science Education: The Italian PDI Experience

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Ask Anna Pascucci about her experience becoming involved with the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) program and her responses are poetic, romantic even:

“Life is made by sequences of things that happen which rarely remain in our memories...and then there are events…the events have the potential to expand time and space and represent the starting of a venturing phase. This was for me to meet Tara Bennett Bristow and Alia Qatarneh, ABE staff at Harvard University.”

Amgen Biotech Experience in France

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In this video, High school students and educators from Lycée de la Vallée de Chevreuse in France share their perspectives on the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE). Created by the Amgen Foundation, ABE is an innovative science education program that provides students with hands-on lab curriculum and teachers with the necessary tools to teach biotechnology in their classrooms.

Piloting PCR at Bay Area Schools: PDIs in Action

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In the last month, Maia Binding and her team have worked with some 30 teachers across the San Francisco Bay area to arm them with new tools and knowledge to share with their students this fall. The teachers come from schools in a variety of districts with varying demographics – many of which serve lower income populations. At these schools, students of all backgrounds have the opportunity for hands-on biotech, thanks to the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE).

Big Impact in Bio: Building Communities

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In this video, Amgen Scholars alumni tell their #BigImpactinBio stories, focusing on the importance of community building in science. Rachel Lucero (ASP 2014, University of California, San Diego) is a STEM teacher at the Dunbar School in Washington, D.C.; Marta Andrés Terré, Ph.D.

STEM Girls 4 Social Good: Partnering with the FDA to Encourage the Next Generation of Women in STEM

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Women comprise 47 percent of the U.S. workforce, but they hold only 24 percent of jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), according to research from the Economics and Statistics Administration. Though women are earning a greater share of undergraduate degrees overall, they are less likely to pursue STEM-related education.

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