National Geographic Society Commits $50 Million of Endowment to Impact Investments

Creation of new impact investment program, managed by CA Capital Management, will accelerate the organization's funding of research, exploration and education, inspiring solutions for the global good
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WASHINGTON, June 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The National Geographic Society today announced it is dedicating $50 million from its $1.1 billion endowment to impact investments, furthering its commitment to understanding our planet and generating solutions for a healthy, more sustainable future.

Curiosity Cube Inspires Hands-On STEM Exploration

By Tamara Hudgins, Girlstart

Be brave, creative, and curious: that’s what we say at Girlstart every day. We hope to inspire girls to make this their personal goal, because we believe that these three traits are vital to nurturing tomorrow’s STEM workforce. Everything that we do is designed to foster interest and excitement in STEM studies, majors, and careers. MilliporeSigma—a long-time partner and supporter of our programs—demonstrates this same belief through its science education efforts, aimed at inspiring curiosity in the next generation of scientists.

National Geographic Photographers Lead Workshop in India to Train Upcoming Researchers in Sharing the Story of Science Through Photography


In partnership with the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) in Bangalore, India, National Geographic photographers helped organize and lead a workshop for early career biologists interested in sharing their work through photography. The Shoot for Science workshop, funded by National Geographic Society and run by science photographers Anand Varma and Prasenjeet Yadav, ran for 8 days at NCBS in February 2017 and brought together a cohort of 16 Indian research fellows, Ph.D.

Record Crowd at Science Expo Sees Curiosity Cube in World Debut


Hoping to engage more than 300,000 people in a nationwide tour, a German-based biotech Saturday unveiled its Curiosity Cube science lab at Petco Park in one of the nation’s largest science expos.

Petco was the first stop on the 12-month tour of the cube, a hands-on lab housed in a 22-by-10-foot shipping container retrofitted by MilliporeSigma, the North American arm of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Sparking Curiosity

by Jeffrey Whitford

The world around us is constantly being changed and challenged by advancements in science. Think of how far we’ve come in just the past few years in regard to our access to technology, health care and knowledge. Scientific advancements make the world a more exciting place—they enable us to live a vibrant today, while giving us hope for an even brighter tomorrow.

Sparking Curiosity to Drive Tomorrow’s Scientists and Innovators

by Jeffrey Whitford

Curiosity, in my view, is one of the driving forces behind everything we do—and everything we are capable of doing. Through curiosity in science, I believe we are given a unique way to help make a difference. Or, as we like to say at MilliporeSigma, science enables us to help solve the world’s toughest problems.

The Evolving Science Behind Weight Loss: 3 New Learnings from Scientific Research

Personalized nutrition and exercise could be the key to better weight management

Most of us have heard the same advice for weight loss throughout our lives: exercise and make sure you’re eating the right foods, in the right amounts. But new scientific research could add a different dimension: the cellular activity in your body affects how much weight you lose, or how your body responds to certain foods.

Whirlpool Corporation's Sponsorship of FIRST® Robotics Encourages Youth Interest in STEM Fields


At our global headquarters, Whirlpool Corporation is a proud sponsor of FIRST® Robotics, providing local teams with challenge grants, materials and supplies, including Gladiator® GarageWorks tool chests. Our employees also spend thousands of volunteer hours coaching and mentoring high school youth to encourage their interest in science, technology, engineering and math, as well as careers in manufacturing. In 2015, three area teams competed in the World FIRST Robotics Competition. 

21CF and Pepsico Award $200,000 Scholarships to Women in Stem as Part of ‘The Search for Hidden Figures’ Contest


21st Century Fox and PepsiCo, in partnership with the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS), have named Yuna Shin from Bothell, Washington, and Joy Bualamwini from Cambridge, Massachusetts, as the two grand prize winners of “The Search for Hidden Figures,” a contest awarding scholarships to young women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).


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