Faces of the Cube: The Curiosity Cube’s New Look Inspires the Next Generation of Scientists

Apr 30, 2024 9:00 AM ET

Each spring, the Curiosity Cube, a shipping container turned mobile science lab—an initiative from MilliporeSigma, the U.S. and Canada Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany—receives a refresh. It gets a fresh coat of paint and is restocked with scientific equipment for the new experiments.

This year, the Curiosity Cube is sporting something new: it’s adorned with the bright, eager faces of kids who are super excited about science. These kids, with their infectious smiles, are the children of MilliporeSigma employees.

These employees work in roles ranging from project management and human resources to manufacturing and supply chain, representing the variety of STEM-related careers offered by the company. This is just one way MilliporeSigma shows students that there are many job possibilities if they choose STEM as their field of study. In fact, recent research from MilliporeSigma shows that a barrier to entry to pursuing STEM as a career is that students don’t know what jobs exist in the field of study.

“Having my kids featured on the Curiosity Cube means they get to explore science firsthand, ignite their curiosity, and potentially discover a passion for STEM,” said Theophile Antoine, a Material Handler based in Danvers, Mass.

The “Faces of the Cube” represents the future of science. Each enthusiastic smile on the side of the Curiosity Cube is a beacon of hope for a brighter, more innovative tomorrow.

To learn more about the Curiosity Cube mobile science lab and view the 2024 tour schedule, visit TheCuriosityCube.com and follow the Curiosity Cube on Instagram @curiositycube_milliporesigma.