Thermo Fisher Scientific helps LaFollette grow STEM programs

December 11, 2015

thermofisher_lafollette_group_bestAs Milwaukee Public Schools’ LaFollette School grows its science/technology/engineering/math (STEM) programs, global science firm Thermo Fisher Scientific LLC is pitching in with the donation of $10,000 in related equipment.
Thermo Fisher Scientific, which has a presence in Milwaukee, donated test tubes, pipettes, stir sticks, vials and gloves to the K-8 school through the Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation, Inc. The company’s African Heritage Employee Resource Group or “AHERG” facilitated the donation.
“Our partnership with MPS goes a long way to support our continued goals and objectives to provide collaborative support to the scientific education efforts of our local communities,” said Janet Brister, an accountant at Thermo Fisher Scientific. “Thermo Fisher Scientific and our African Heritage Employee Resource Group are proud to take a proactive role to increase awareness and promote Thermo Fisher Scientific as a socially responsible organization in communities of African Heritage with a keen focus on STEM education programs.”
MPS Foundation Director Ann Terrell said the foundation is pleased to help make the partnership happen.
“We look forward to future possibilities,” Terrell said.
Reconstituting the MPS Foundation, which promotes educational excellence and strengthens community participation in MPS, is a component of the district’s eight Strategic Objectives or big ideas to improve student outcomes.
Created in 1998, the MPS Foundation seeks to raise funds and secure donations from individuals and private-sector organizations to support program and projects not affordable through public funds to provide enhanced learning opportunities for students in Milwaukee Public Schools.