Women in EMS receive $5,000 grant

June 24, 2013

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Women in EMS

PLATTEVILLE, Wis.­­­ — What began as a partnership between Thermo Fisher Scientific and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, led to a $5,000 donation to the Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Program.

“The funding Thermo Fisher Scientific has granted to the Women in EMS Program allows UW-Platteville to continue to offer programs for women,” said Tammy Salmon-Stephens, senior director of the Women Engineering, Mathematics and Science Program, and EMS advising office. “Many of our programs could not happen without support like that of Thermo Fisher Scientific.”

Thermo Fisher Scientific is a science supply company, which allows pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as environmental and process control industries to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Specifically, the Madison, Wis., site has reached out to UW-Platteville in the partnership. The Madison site manufactures molecular spectroscopy and microanalysis products as well as provides information technology, marketing communications, finance, software engineering, research and development, and sales and service.

“Thermo Fisher Scientific’s influence and funding will impact both current and prospective students who participate in our programs,” said Salmon-Stephens. “This is really a wonderful opportunity.”

Funding from Thermo Fisher Scientific will assist the Society of Women Engineers, the Women in STEM Banquet, Sky’s the Limit programs and Women in Engineering Career Day, which will be renamed the Thermo Fisher Scientific Women in Engineering Career Day.

Written by: Eileen McGuine, UW-Platteville University Information and Communications, (608) 342-1194, mcguinee@uwplatt.edu
 

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