BURLINGTON, Mass., November 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ — MilliporeSigma has been named Green Company of the Year by Business Intelligence Group through its BIG Awards for Business program. In a second win, MilliporeSigma was awarded New Product of the Year for the Stericup®E and Steritop®E Filtration Devices. This annual awards program celebrates companies, products and people that are leading their respective industries.
MilliporeSigma created the free web-based greener alternative scoring matrix DOZN 2.0, which is a quantitative green chemistry evaluator based on the 12 principles of green chemistry to increase sustainability in scientific research. These 12 principles provide a framework for learning about green chemistry and designing or improving materials, products, processes, and systems, the company said.
MilliporeSigma's Jeffrey Whitford, head of sustainability and social business innovation, was named Professional of the Year at PRNEWS' virtual CSR & Nonprofit Awards. Whitford has worked with his team to develop sustainable initiatives and science education programs to build on MilliporeSigma's leading corporate responsibility platform.
Kids learn by doing. So what does that mean for science instruction in the age of Covid-19, when many schools are closed and children are learning from home? It’s embracing the uncertainties, shifting mindsets and expectations, and finding a new learning landscape.
As part of our employee spotlight series, we’re sitting down with Melissa Hackmeier, head of employee and community engagement at MilliporeSigma, to learn more about how she’s supporting employees, partners and the next generation of scientists around the world.
1. How did you get your start with MilliporeSigma?
While kids are heading back to school this year in ways unlike any other, MilliporeSigma’s science education focus remains the same – to spark curiosity in the next generation of scientists. Families are invited to join MilliporeSigma for SciFest All Access, a free, virtual STEM Expo brought to you by the USA Science & Engineering Festival.
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A systems thinking approach to incorporating green chemistry and safety into laboratory culture is vital, as chemists will be at the molecular level of the innovative solutions to our global challenges. Training chemists to have the skills and culture to accomplish this feat in the safest way possible is pivotal to safe working conditions within the chemical industry and extends to society in a sustainable future for the planet. Today, we know green chemistry to be the framework for conducting chemistry in a manner that is conducive to life.
MilliporeSigma leaders say the business has a passion for inspiring the next generation of scientists. And the company, which has a facility in Jaffrey, has brought that passion into the classroom with its SPARK volunteer program, through which employees deliver such initiatives as Curiosity Labs and the Curiosity Cube. Now the provider of lab materials, technologies, and services has launched Curiosity Labs at Home, providing parents with free, simple, interactive experiments to engage their young scientists.