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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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
Traveling Science Lab Comes to Kankakee
MilliporeSigma is bringing its Curiosity Cube to Kankakee this week for a public event Saturday at the Kankakee Farmers’ Market. Formerly a shipping container, the retrofitted Cube now is a traveling science lab that will reach about 50,000 students this year. ...
May 4, 2018 9:55 AM ET
2018 Global Visionary Award: MilliporeSigma
Equipment is critical to building scientific capacity globally, but we know it doesn’t end there. Equipment is just the first step. It takes all types of resources—professional connections, technical expertise, and financial support—to foster hubs of scientific innovation around the world. ...
May 2, 2018 9:00 AM ET
Taking STEM Outside of the Classroom
A 7th Grade science teacher at Marshall Simonds Middle School in Boston, MA, Tammy Scelsi took her students out of the classroom and into a giant box.  Actually, it's a 22x10-foot shipping container, dubbed the Curiosity Cube. Life science company, MilliporeSigma developed it and makes it available for free to educators. It's a mobile lab packed with hands-on learning opportunities and...
Apr 10, 2018 9:15 AM ET

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