Impact of Achieving Global Access to Science for All in New Season of Science Will Tell Podcast by the Life Science Business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Sep 29, 2022 10:00 AM ET
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The Science Will Tell podcast series from the Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, which operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada, explores myriad solutions to sustainability and community impact.

During the podcast’s second season, listeners will hear tangible strategies for closing the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) gender and diversity gaps, as well as the importance of providing scientific access to under-served and under-resourced communities around the globe. Guests include senior executives from the company, industry thought leaders and nonprofit and university partners.

In the first episode of season two, Dr. Glenn Hurst, associate professor at the University of York’s Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, joins Jeffrey Whitford, head of sustainability & social business innovation, and Melissa Hackmeier, global head of employee & community engagement at the Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, to discuss:

  • the importance of sparking scientific inquisitiveness in children at an early age with engaging hands-on education;
  • the impact of fostering equal and equitable access to science education for underserved and underrepresented populations; and
  • Dr. Hurst’s pioneering work in chemistry and Green Chemistry educational tools and research.

Listen to the episode here: