Thermo Fisher

Thermo Fisher STEM Initiatives

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $20 billion and approximately 65,000 employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer, and we recognize that scientists are critical to fulfilling that mission.

Through non-profit partnerships, in-kind donations and volunteer support, Thermo Fisher Scientific hopes to inspire students to pursue careers in the STEM fields.  Leveraging our employees, products and expertise, we have engaged thousands of students through our three unique STEM Education programs:  Innovation Nation, STEM Design Challenge and STEM-credible Kits.   In 2016 our programs impacted over 670 schools, 1400 teachers and 83,500 students.

Our employees have deployed all three of our programs throughout the state of Massachusetts in 2017. 

Highlights from the year include:

  • Employees from our site in Bedford presented the students at Kennedy Middle School with a STEM Design Challenge.  For this challenge students competed in teams of four to build a representation of a water tower using K’nex that can store and provide water to a desert community.
  • As part of our Innovation Nation program, employees from our site in Franklin hosted 40 high school students for a day and provided an overview of the company, a tour of the facility and an opportunity to perform a hands on lab where students stained stem cells with molecular probes and then viewed them on a fluorescent microscope. 
  • Employees from our site in Waltham will be packing 400 of our STEM-credible Kits which contain lab safety equipment.  The kits will be donated to multiple schools and Boys and Girls Clubs of America across the state. 

High School students participated in a six week internship at our site in Tewksbury.  The students learned about the technology manufactured at the site and worked alongside scientists and engineers to address a real product challenge as part of the statewide STEM@Work program.

Name: Corporate Social Responsibility

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Governor’s STEM Advisory Council Massachusetts Business Roundtable UMass Donahue Institute WGBH