The world urgently needs people who are well-trained in science and technology, and the Abbott Fund is committed to doing its part to address this challenge. Serving as a catalyst by stimulating community investment and engagement, Abbott’s investment in science education:
- Engages and inspires students, families and teachers in scientific exploration in out-of-school informal settings
- Encourages young people to be more proficient in science and attracts more scientists to the field
- Builds strong partnerships that are systemic, replicable and sustainable for multiple years and multiple locations
Making Science Fun for the Whole Family
Abbott’s Family Science program brings kids, their parents and teachers together with some of our best scientists for fun, exciting evenings filled with experiments and hands-on lessons in the principles of scientific discovery and technological innovation.
Helping Families and Businesses Save Precious Water Resources
Abbott scientists visit schools in Casa Grande, Arizona, to teach the science, mechanics and economics of water conservation, a subject of vital importance to water-stressed communities like Casa Grande that must make the most of every drop.
Advancing Education About New Energy Sources
Middle and high school students in Sturgis, Michigan, are learning about the science and economics of alternative energy, thanks to a pioneering program developed by the Abbott Fund in conjunction with the Sturgis schools.
Enhancing Science Education
Working with After School Matters, we’ve devised an innovative program to bring science into the classrooms of some of the most underserved high school students in Chicago, with hands-on lab work, seminars with top Abbott scientists and day-long visits to our lab facilities.
Introducing Teens to Hands-On Engineering
The FIRST® Robotics Competition helps high schoolers sample the rewarding work of engineering and technology. They compete to build robots that solve a common problem, using a standard kit of parts and following a common set of rules.