Series overview

Join Thermo Fisher Scientific and actor Kunal Nayyar as we explore Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) in the scientific community. In the “This is How I Science” video series, Kunal will be interviewing some of the most brilliant young scientific and diverse minds to learn how they "science", the challenges and the obstacles that they face, and what it feels like to be underrepresented in the scientific community.


How do you "Science"? We want you to hear about your research, work or career, and your experiences in the science community. Post your ideas, photos, and videos using the hashtag #ThisIsHowIScience, and together we can promote diversity, inclusion, and awareness in the STEM and scientific communities.


Inspiring scientific innovation and diversity in STEM

Through our D&I initiatives, we are creating an environment where differences are truly valued, authenticity is a state of being, and everyone feels like they belong. Fostering this type of environment is critical not only for empowering our colleagues to do their best work, but to also ensure our workforce represents the world around us.

Some of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s many D&I initiatives include:
  • The Just Project—a partnership with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to help ensure that students, faculty, and staff can access testing so they can continue their important work during this pandemic.
  • D&I Recruiting Council—relationships with selected external diversity-focused organizations to recruit top talent from underrepresented ethnic groups (in the United States), such as African-Americans and Hispanic-Latinos.
  • Longer-term initiatives—5-year D&I strategy focused on fostering organizational culture, reinforcing and enhancing our systems and processes to support D&I; creating personal accountability for D&I

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Supporting STEM education

Our signature STEM education programs connect students and colleagues through hands-on and team-based activities that highlight our technologies, make connections to careers in STEM, and inspire the next generation of great scientists, engineers, thinkers and leaders.

  • Innovation Nation—provides Thermo Fisher colleagues with presentations, lab materials and instructions to guide students through a variety of hands-on and digital activities which inspire the future generation, teach about our company, our technologies and how our company impacts the world.
  • STEM Design Challenge—a project-based learning program that creates a framework to allow Thermo Fisher colleagues to host local engineering design competitions. It offers students an opportunity to work in teams and prototype a solution to a specific challenge while incorporating Twenty-first Century Learning Skills.
  • STEM-Credible Kit Program—offers Thermo Fisher colleagues an opportunity to learn about our Practical Process Improvement (PPI) business systems while packing kits containing personal protective equipment. These kits are then donated to local schools or non-profits in need to be used by students in STEM activities.
  • Career Connections—an adaptive series of youth activities which align classroom-based STEM learning with Thermo Fisher careers and leverages our diverse, global colleagues to promote real-world skills.

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