Operation Discovery

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Bringing Middle Schoolers to Abbott

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As part of the Abbott Fund’s eight-year-old Operation Discovery program, more than 3,700-middle school students and their teachers have visited Abbott facilities to engage in authentic science experiments to gain firsthand experience and understanding of observation, discovery and the scientific method.

Bringing Middle Schoolers to Abbott

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Because of the compelling need for more scientists, engineers and inventors, Abbott regularly invites students and their teachers to meet with Abbott scientists and engineers as they share their passion for science and discovery.

Bringing Middle Schoolers to Abbott

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In China, students meet some of Abbott’s top scientists and hear firsthand about the challenges we confront in developing new medical technology.

Bringing Middle Schoolers to Abbott

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The students conduct experiments with Abbott scientists that give a better understanding of the science in our laboratories.

Bringing Middle Schoolers to Abbott

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In Ireland, students participate in DNA lab experiments, guided by members of our own research and development staff.

Bringing Middle Schoolers to Abbott

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Operation Discovery provides students and their teachers with hands-on experiences in biology, chemistry and engineering, with Abbott scientists leading small groups of students in the kinds of laboratory experiments that fuel Abbott’s own discovery process.

Bringing Middle Schoolers to Abbott

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We’ve held Operation Discovery sessions at Abbott lab sites in China, California, Illinois, Ireland and Singapore, inspiring and engaging middle schoolers in the process of hands-on scientific discovery.

Bringing Middle Schoolers to Abbott

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RESULTS
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   at AWS.Web.UI.WebControls.ImageDisplay.get_ImageUrl() There is a global shortage of young people entering STEM-related fields, and the Abbott Fund is working to overcome it. One of our signature programs, Operation Discovery, focuses on students and teachers in the middle-school years, leveraging Abbott’s expertise in innovative research and development. The program brings students to an Abbott facility, where our scientists and engineers serve as mentors and role models, guiding the students through hands-on lab experiments using the same tools and procedures that Abbott scientists use in their daily work. Evaluations of the program in China, Ireland, Singapore, and United States revealed that students participating in Operation Discovery showed significantly increased interest in studying STEM and related careers.
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Results Since 2007


12/31/2013

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