Citizen Schools thanks Thermo Fisher Scientific, a world leader in serving science, for donating 400 STEM-credible bags of lab safety gear to all 400 of our students this Fall! Thermo Fisher employees spent a morning at their office packing the bags for students at our three-partner schools: Woodson Elementary, Monroe Elementary and Carter School of Excellence. And the bags came at the perfect time as our students were about to start their science classes.
Mrs. Denard’s 6th grade science class at Woodson Elementary in Bronzeville was a week a way from starting the chemistry module on safety with her students in the STEM lab. Unfortunately, due to budgetary cuts seen at many Chicago public schools, she did not have enough safety equipment for her students, including gloves, goggles, and aprons. An important part of her class is encouraging students to experience science safely. However, it was difficult for Mrs. Denard to create a culture of safety in her science class if each of her students did not have their own safety equipment.
To Mrs. Denard’s relief and the students’ excitement, Citizen Schools staff arrived just in time to deliver Thermo Fisher’s “STEM-credible” bags, which contain safety equipment gear. Each bag includes splash guard goggles, a splash guard apron, gloves, and a lob notebook that allows students to explore the world of science in their classroom. Mrs. Denard thanked Citizen Schools and Thermo Fisher for “making her life a little bit easier.” Citizen Schools is committed to promoting STEM education in the classroom and to experience hand-on science safely, and we are grateful for Thermo Fisher’s partnership in this work. Click here to learn more about our partnership with Thermo Fisher Scientific!