SPARK Continues to Ignite a Passion for Science Around the World


From Europe and Asia to the Americas, MilliporeSigmai employees gave back to their local communities in more ways than one during SPARK Week, October 13-21, 2018. Not only did they teach Curiosity Labs™ lessons and host site tours, but they also brought science education to a low-income village and an orphanage, impacting thousands of students by providing them with hands-on experiments to spark their curiosity in science.

Teaching Flavors and Fragrances at Technorama OpenLab in Switzerland

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.

MilliporeSigma: Engaging Employees to #SPARKcuriosity

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As the life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, which operates as MilliporeSigma in the United States and Canada completed the transformational acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich in November 2015 we challenged our newly formed organization to think about how they could #SparkCuriosity in their communities and in the next generation of young scientific minds.  That challenge lead our organization to take action and engage their communities to figure out how they could be a SPARK.  See how we

MilliporeSigma Launches Global Science Education Program to Inspire Future Scientists

SPARK aims to inspire students to explore careers in life science and related fields
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Billerica, Mass., March 7, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, which operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada, today announced the launch of SPARK, a global skills-based volunteer program that provides community service opportunities for its network of 19,000 employees, with a focus on science and education. and Capital One Launch Kiva San Francisco

Kiva San Francisco Connects Local Small Businesses Owners with 0% Interest Crowdfunded Loans to Help Them Start, Sustain and Grow Their Enterprises
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October 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ - San Francisco-based—best known for crowdfunding 1.7 million entrepreneurs globally—is now going local with the launch of “Kiva San Francisco.” In partnership with Capital One, this initiative will bring 0% interest crowdfunded loans to hundreds of San Francisco small business owners who are socially impactful and financially excluded from mainstream lending options.

Independent Audit Confirms Benevity as a Data Security Leader in the Workplace Giving Software Industry

New features further strengthen choice and flexibility for enterprise users and administrators
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CALGARY, AB, June 23, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Benevity Inc., the leading global supplier of workplace giving and volunteer management software solutions, announced its release of an unqualified SSAE 16 report, which confirms the company’s ability to provide service and data security assurance. The company also announced the release of a number of new product features that further enhance the user and administrator experience for its growing portfolio of enterprise clients.

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