OUR STORY

Always Curious

As a life science company, curiosity has always been the force that drives us and continues to motivate us. The Curiosity Cube® is an extension of our desire to put our expertise in science and technology to work for human progress. The Curiosity Cube® program began in 2017, as a platform to increase access to science education in elementary and middle schools. The concept of The Curiosity Cube® is actually based on our Curiosity Labs program, in which our employees go into classrooms and conduct hands-on experiments with a class. With the Curiosity Cube®, we’re able to extend our impact beyond the classroom and reach even more students and their families.

FOCUS ON STEM

Inspiring the next generation

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) sector is growing faster than any other in the U.S., yet there are more STEM opportunities than there are students to fill these positions. With an expanding workforce that calls for more graduates to fill the pipeline, MilliporeSigma is engaging students in STEM learning through the Curiosity Cube® mobile science lab. Science industry experts agree that these hands-on experiences are critical to sparking student interest in STEM careers.

MilliporeSigma’s Curiosity Cube® mobile science lab is designed to spark scientific curiosity and passion early — paving the way to a future filled with innovative breakthroughs and encouraging students to pursue careers in STEM fields.

 

 

INSIDE THE CUBE

Equipped with the latest technology, the Curiosity Cube® provides a learning environment that allows visitors of all ages to become immersed in specific science topics. When visitors enter The Curiosity Cube®, they are scientists for the day, participating in hands-on science experiments and learning about new technologies. Every visitor is encouraged to ask questions and to be curious.

CURRENT EXPERIMENTS

Elements in Nature

Using scientific lab tools, visitors learn how important water is to the world and dive deeper into the elements that make it up.

Elements in Technology

Visitors learn how raw materials are extracted from the earth while using different elements to engineer a model robot that will assist with raw material extraction.

Elements to the Human Body

Through a virtual tour of the human body, visitors discover where specific elements are found within and how elements impact the body.

IMPACT

Since its inception in 2017, The Curiosity Cube® has provided a chance for children to explore science in a structured yet flexible environment. Research shows that this exposure is key to help children believe that they could pursue a STEM career. This is especially important for children who lack access to high quality and technology-driven scientific learning experiences.

193

Communities Visited

94%

Title 1 Schools

74,350

Students Reached

11,583

Volunteer Hours

 

95%

of students increased understanding of science technology after visiting The Curiosity Cube.