As global head of employee & community engagement at MilliporeSigma, the Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Melissa Hackmeier leads the development and implementation of the company's global employee and community engagement strategy, programs and nonprofit partnerships.
For 10th-grade student Rashad Greenwood, hands-on science education, access to the right equipment, and an inclusive learning environment he received at KIPP St. Louis charter school are keys to achieving his dream of becoming a pharmacist.
As part of our employee spotlight series, we’re sitting down with Melissa Hackmeier, head of employee and community engagement at MilliporeSigma, to learn more about how she’s supporting employees, partners and the next generation of scientists around the world.
1. How did you get your start with MilliporeSigma?
Corporate giving is not a new concept. Most companies make philanthropic donations or contributions to causes that are important to them. MilliporeSigma is no exception — but I’d like to think that our process, from inception to implementation and investment, is unique.
As part of our employee spotlight series, we’re sitting down with Kaely Zeiser, business partner, Corporate Responsibility at MilliporeSigma, to learn more about the work she’s doing to ignite curiosity in the next generation of scientists.
1. Tell us about your background (where you grew up, went to school, your family, etc.).
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
Mobile Science Education Lab will reach 350,000 students across America
SAN FRANCISCO, January 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Recognizing that tomorrow’s discoveries depend on the next generation of scientists—and that breakthroughs begin with curiosity—MilliporeSigma has kicked off a year-long “Curiosity Cube™” tour.