Merck India Students Visit Its High-Tech M Lab
Students’ curiosity is piqued by a visit to Merck India’s high-tech M LabTM Collaboration Center.
On October 13, 15 kids from a government school in Bengaluru, aged 12 to 13, visited the Merck M LabTM Collaboration Center, located in the business’ Peenya facility. Students attended the event and toured the high-tech lab where they saw employee-led experiment demonstrations on the principles of DNA and water filtration. In order to provide students a better understanding of the various STEM career opportunities, they also engaged in their own hands-on experiments and interactions with Merck staff members from various fields.
The goal of the schoolchildren’s tour of the Merck M LabTM Collaboration Center is to pique their curiosity and foster the future generation of scientists. The business offers children the chance to see its cutting-edge lab and carry out a number of easy experiments in an effort to spark an interest in science. The kids had the opportunity to speak with Merck staff members directly to learn more about the career opportunities in STEM fields.
The goal of this session is to spark students’ interest in science by giving them access to the M LabTM Collaboration Center and encouraging them to do practical science experiments, according to Niranjan J, technical operations manager of the facility. “Interacting with young minds and introducing our company and the cutting-edge laboratory was a wonderful experience. Many children raised inquiries about jobs in STEM during the interactive session with the leadership team. One youngster even confided in me that she hopes to work for Merck someday!
According to Sandhya, the instructor who guided these kids through the lab tour, “this has been a tremendous day of learning for our children since they were able to understand a concept as abstract as DNA through today’s hands-on experiment.” We were able to extract the youngsters’ ideas through this experience just like we could extract DNA. On the fifth anniversary of their lab, my school and I are really appreciative to the Merck team for setting up this visit for us today. The students’ minds have been awakened to the potential of science as a result.
As a scientific and technology firm, Merck India is dedicated to STEM education initiatives that highlight the value of igniting children’s curiosity. Our outreach initiatives for science education are based on the ideas of equity and inclusiveness. We concentrate on underrepresented groups in science, such as women and people of colour. As different leaders and volunteers interact with students in their local communities, we serve as role models for this behaviour. By demonstrating to young kids that scientists from all over the world, who resemble them exactly, are working to build a better future, we hope to motivate them.