Biotech backpack program promotes lab safety for kids

This piece is presented by South Dakota Biotech.

Those who attend the South Dakota Biotech Breakthrough Summit & Annual Banquet on June 15 will have a chance to give back in a way that uniquely fits their biotech industry.

Volunteers will help pack these lab items into backpacks for kids.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is organizing a STEMcredible Kit Packing activity, where volunteers will assemble 800 lab-safety kits for the Boys & Girls Clubs in Sioux Falls and Flandreau.

The kits include supplies designed to teach students about laboratory safety. The drawstring bags hold nitrate gloves, splash-guard goggles, a safety apron and a notebook. Volunteers pack the supplies and include a handwritten note to the students with words of encouragement on STEM careers and STEM learning.

“Once the bags are filled, they will be delivered to the Boys and Girls Clubs, which has an area dedicated to STEM where students learn science and conduct experiments,” said Joni Johnson, executive director of South Dakota Biotech. “We thought it was a perfect fit for these much-needed backpacks filled with supplies.”

The project is part of Thermo Fisher’s philanthropic efforts to increase awareness around science, technology, engineering and math education, and also aligns with its mission to enable customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

“Much like Thermo Fisher, we are committed to inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers through STEM-focused events and programs,” Johnson added.  We are proud to be playing a role in making STEM education accessible to our future engineers and scientists.”

To register for the summit and banquet, click here.

Biotech backpack program promotes lab safety for kids

Those who attend the South Dakota Biotech Breakthrough Summit & Annual Banquet on June 15 will have a chance to give back in a way that uniquely fits their biotech industry.

News Tip

Have a business news item to share with us?

Scroll to top