Merck’s Curiosity Cube Mobile Science Lab Brings Hands-On Science Education to Manchester
For the first time Merck will partner with the University of Manchester for two local events. A team of students and Faculty staff members from the University will lead the experiments in the Curiosity Cube, allowing students to explore their scientific curiosity with a range of hands-on experiments lessons. Students will have the opportunity to meet real life scientists, ask questions about STEM and explore hands-on science experiments on contamination, leveraging the latest technology.
Thursday 5th October 2023
St Clare’s RC Primary
8:50am – 3:15pm
According to the European Commission, by 2030, there will be 50 million open vacancies worldwide for positions requiring Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills. With this growth in jobs, there is an urgent need to train the next generation of scientists to fill this pipeline.
Merck is engaging students in STEM learning through its Curiosity Cube mobile science lab. The Curiosity Cube 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. It also brings interactive science experiences and tools to students who might not otherwise have access, such as those attending schools with fewer resources.
Merck, a leading science and technology company, operates across life science, healthcare and electronics. More than 64,000 employees work to make a positive difference to millions of people’s lives every day by creating more joyful and sustainable ways to live. From providing products and services that accelerate drug development and manufacturing as well as discovering unique ways to treat the most challenging diseases to enabling the intelligence of devices – the company is everywhere. In 2022, Merck generated sales of € 22.2 billion in 66 countries.
Scientific exploration and responsible entrepreneurship have been key to Merck’s technological and scientific advances. This is how Merck has thrived since its founding in 1668. The founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed company. Merck holds the global rights to the Merck name and brand. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada, where the business sectors of Merck operate as MilliporeSigma in life science, EMD Serono in healthcare, and EMD Electronics in electronics.
for more info please visit www.merckgroup.com