West Milwaukee Intermediate School Hosts Science Curiosity Camp

West Milwaukee Intermediate School Hosts Science Curiosity Camp
Posted on 08/01/2019
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For two days in July, over 300 intermediate students (and their teachers) visited a Science Curiosity Camp at West Milwaukee Intermediate School featuring a visit to the MilliporeSigma Curiosity Cube®.  

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he “cube” is 22x10-foot, retrofitted shipping container that has been transformed into a mobile science lab.  All Curiosity Cube® experiments are staffed by MilliporeSigma employees. This allows students to ask questions and discuss the possibility of a future career in STEM.

The Curiosity Cube is equipped with the latest technology.  It provides a learning environment that allows students to become immersed in specific science topics-from learning about how DNA works to building a custom microbe using a 3D printer.

According to Gifted and Talented Coordinator, Jennifer Statza, “The camp provided our students with hands-on experiments involving science. Everyone also received a science lab coat and a deeper understanding of what scientists do!”  

Since its inception in 2017, The Curiosity Cube® has provided a chance for children to explore science in a structured yet flexible environment. Research shows that this exposure is key to help children believe that they could pursue a STEM career.  

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