Title Sponsor: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovators Challenge
We are proud to sponsor the Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovators Challenge (JIC), the nation’s premier middle school Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition hosted by Society for Science. As the competition’s third title sponsor in 25 years, we are excited to build upon decades of success and progress and expand the impact of the Thermo Fisher JIC and its brilliant competitors.
Our commitment to advancing STEM education
Thermo Fisher is committed to nurturing generations of STEM professionals that more fully reflect our society and embrace their diverse perspectives and ideas to fuel innovation, advance science and solve the world’s most complex problems.
Through the Thermo Fisher JIC, we are helping expand competition outreach to more communities, ensuring that students served, teachers reached and nominees converted to national competitors are more representative of the U.S. population—and that the future STEM talent pool is more diverse than ever.
Inspiring future innovators
Early exposure to STEM education makes a difference. Young learners who are exposed to hands-on, real-world STEM experiences get a boost in everything from science and reading, to creativity, to 21st-century skills like productivity, adaptability and communication.
On the flipside, research shows students tend to lose interest in STEM-related subjects between the ages of 11 and 13, which is why middle school experiences like the Thermo Fisher JIC are so important. Through the Thermo Fisher JIC, Thermo Fisher and Society for Science are committed to celebrating, encouraging and advancing STEM learning at this critical time in young learners’ development—increasing their potential to choose STEM careers and contribute to world-changing innovations.