Employee and Community Engagement

Employee and Community Engagement

At MilliporeSigma, we look for opportunities to use employee and community engagement to spark scientific curiosity and breakthroughs. We know that not all people have access to the advancements in public health that have come through innovations in life science. We also know that tomorrow’s innovations depend on the next generation of scientific explorers. This is why we focus our community engagement in two primary areas: supporting today’s scientists to accelerate access to health through scientific research and inspiring curiosity in the next generation of scientists through science education.

Our community engagement efforts include SPARK—a global, skills-based volunteer program that allows MilliporeSigma employees to leverage their diverse talents, skills and experiences to give back to the communities in which they live and work. We also created the Curiosity Labs™ program to bring the expertise of our employees and access to hands-on, interactive science lessons to classrooms around the world.

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Students Step Into the Curiosity Cube
ELVERTA -- Alpha Middle School in Elverta is known for its academics and its baseball squad. From the outside, the school looks like any other but something different is making the campus stand out. That's where the Curiosity Cube comes in. See the Curiosity Cube in action. 
Jun 8, 2018 9:15 AM ET
Mobile Science Lab Visits EPiC Elementary School
LIBERTY, Mo. — A mobile science lab, called the Curiosity Cube, stopped at EPiC Elementary School on Tuesday. Watch the video online at KMBC
May 25, 2018 10:10 AM ET
Mobile Science Lab Sparks Curiosity in Hawthorn Students
To immerse even more young minds in the world of science, MilliporeSigma launched the Curiosity Cube in 2017. “It’s exciting to see these experiences being made available to even more students,” says Victoria May, executive director of the ISP. “Too many students get to high school without the confidence to tackle STEM subjects or an awareness of the opportunities waiting for them in...
May 18, 2018 9:50 AM ET
MilliporeSigma Employees SPARK Curiosity Around the World
With the successful launch of the SPARK Global Volunteer Program in 2016, MilliporeSigma, the life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, employees continue to SPARK curiosity around the world, giving back to the communities in which they live and work during 2018 quarterly dedicated SPARK weeks. In addition to SPARK events organized throughout the year, the dedicated SPARK weeks...
May 16, 2018 8:55 AM ET
Making Insulin-Producing Cells Unrecognizable
By Alexandra Mulvey Over the past 20 years, JDRF has driven amazing progress in beta cell transplantation for type 1 diabetes (T1D). As we have seen, in a small subpopulation of people living with T1D, transplantation of beta cells can be, literally, a life-saver. Unfortunately, though, they require long-term immunosuppressive treatments, and most of those beta cells will be gone at two...
May 10, 2018 12:00 PM ET