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The End of an Era

July 22nd, 2011

The future doesn’t belong to the faint hearted; it belongs to the brave‘ – Ronald Reagan after the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.

Yesterday saw the landing of the Space Shuttle Atlantis, the last ever space shuttle flight.

Space Shuttle Endeavour at night

Space Shuttle Endeavour at night

After 30 years and 135 launches NASA is retiring its space shuttle programme. The fleet of five shuttles flew, in total, 3 years and 230 days, carrying 355 men and women into space. The final mission, STS-135, was a 12 day mission which carried four crew members and the Raffaello multipurpose logistics module containing supplies and spare parts to the International Space Station.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Employees Support Science in the Community

July 21st, 2011

Thermo Fisher Scientific employees will volunteer as STEMNET ambassadors.

STEM Ambassadors - Illuminating Futures

The ambassadors are involved in diverse and innovative projects including:

  • Help with school activity days and projects
  • Give talks or career advice or act as role models to young people
  • Support and inspire teachers in the classroom
  • Encouraging teachers to update their knowledge of contemporary science, technology and research processes

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National Science and Engineering Week

March 15th, 2011

Fisher Scientific celebrates National Science & Engineering Week… Science events for everyone, 11–20 March 2011

Everybody is talking about the sciences and engineering this March as the UK’s widest celebration kicks off with the theme of ‘communication’. Thousands of events and activities in all types of venues will show how science and engineering relate to your everyday life, from intimate café discussions and shopping centre science busking to city-wide science festivals.

Why not celebrate yourself by entering our ‘Best invention’ competition? Join our Facebook group, post your ideas and be in with a chance to win an iPod touch?

Click here join our Facebook group

You could also pre-register for Science World on May 26th and witness for yourself our own, Fisher Scientific ‘Best Invention’.


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Activate Science Road show – A Great Success

December 16th, 2010
Activate Science with Fisher Scientific

Activate Science with Fisher Scientific

During October and November 2010, Fisher Scientific staged a series of Activate Science events at seven key locations within the UK.

‘Activate Science’ is an interactive scientific laboratory event which was aimed at everyone involved within the laboratory environment who either specify, use or purchase products. World leading suppliers, within the laboratory industry, exhibited and demonstrated some of the latest technologies available.”

Each event provided:

  • Product exhibition giving the opportunity for visitors to discuss any requirements they have with Application Specialists.
  • Product demonstrations with an opportunity for visitors to gain firsthand experience.
  • Free entry and free refreshments.

The events proved very popular with visitors and exhibitors alike.

Visitors, to each event, had the chance to take part in a prize draw to win an iPad, a digital radio or £25 worth of Argos gift vouchers.

Activate Science

Thank you to all of those who took part and congratulations goes to the following winners:

OBN, Abingdon

Alan Cross, Oxford Catalysts – iPad

Fraser Wilkes – Summit plc – Digital radio

Mat Griffiths, Vertex Pharmaceuticals – vouchers


Lucie Pompon – iPad

Jane Chalkner – Digital Radio

Kate Gardner – Vouchers

Oxford University

Ellina Mikhailova – iPad

Michael Tucker – Digital radio

Chris Serpell – Vouchers

Glasgow University

Marie Ann Pringle – iPad

Mike McTaggart – Digital radio

Ashley Gilmour – Vouchers

Nottingham University

Jamie Webster – iPad

Leigh-Ann Carroll – Digital radio

Marleen Groener – Vouchers

Norwich, John Innes Centre

Dr Melanie Febrer – iPad

Katy Smith – Digital radio

Ali Pendle – Vouchers

Suppliers included:
Brady Corning Elma Erlab
IKA Ilmvac Kimberly-Clark Kimble Chase
Life Technologies Scilabware Thermo Scientific Vistalab
Wheaton Zeiss
Thermo Scientific brands include: Matrix, Finnpipette, Finnzymes, MBP, Pierce and Abgene

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