BOARD OF DIRECTOR MEMBERS
Bio-Rad is among the top five life science companies in the world, providing instruments, software, consumables, reagents, and content for the areas of cell biology, gene expression, protein purification, protein quantitation, drug discovery and manufacture, food safety and environmental quality testing, along with science education. Our products and solutions are based on technologies to separate, purify, identify, analyze, and amplify biological materials such as antibodies, proteins, nucleic acids, cells, and bacteria.
Carolina Biological Supply is a leading supplier of hands-on science teaching materials. We serve customers worldwide, from teachers and professors to professionals in health and science-related fields. Our curriculum division designs superior hands-on science curricula for grades K to 8. Our business units include Carolina Science Online and Carolina Distance Learning, which offers lab kits for distance education at the college level. Many of our employees are former educators and understand the challenges of the classroom and laboratory. They continue the Carolina tradition of collaborating and innovating with teachers, scientists, and institutions to create the finest products and services for science education.
School Specialty provides best-in-class products and services, and assistance with funding and professional development to create the 21st Century Safe School: a safe, holistic learning environment that engages teachers and students, achieving the best possible learning outcomes.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Serving customers through two premier brands, Thermo Scientific and Fisher Scientific, we help solve analytical challenges from routine testing to complex research and discovery. Thermo Scientific offers customers a complete range of high-end analytical instruments as well as laboratory equipment, software, services, consumables and reagents to enable integrated laboratory workflow solutions. Fisher Scientific provides a complete portfolio of laboratory equipment, chemicals, supplies and services used in healthcare, scientific research, safety and education.
Vernier Software & Technology creates world-class data-collection solutions for teachers offering a full line of award-winning interfaces, sensors, software, and curriculum that help engage and excite students through hands-on scientific exploration. Vernier award-winning products are available for elementary, middle, and high school level classes, for virtually any hardware device, computer platform, and operating system.
VWR International has long been the leading global, independent provider of product and service solutions to laboratory and production customers, enabling science for customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial, education, government and healthcare industries. In 2017, VWR was acquired by Avantor, a global supplier of ultra-high-purity materials and customized solutions for the life sciences and advanced technology industries. VWR’s expansive channel access and deep customer relationships strengthens Avantor’s abilities, adding a vital new dimension to the full scope of solutions we can provide—from discovery to delivery.
Aldon Corporation specializes in private label products for curriculums from the elementary school level to advanced university research labs. Aldon’s Innovating Science brand of educational kits offers hands on science solutions in the form if kits with teacher’s manuals, student guides and all of the materials to complete the lab. We have our own in-house educational product developers that create and bench test labs for the elementary to college marketplace.
Diversified Woodcrafts is the industry leader in educational science, art and career furniture and casework. If you visit schools throughout the country, chances are you’ll find Diversified Woodcrafts workbenches, tables, cabinets and more! From our humble beginning to our 100,000 square foot modern manufacturing plant, it’s a story we are proud of.
Eisco Scientific (Electronic Instrumentation) started over 45 years ago as a small, family-owned manufacturing company serving the science education marketplace. Over that time we have grown into a multinational corporation serving 85 countries and hundreds of distributors. We now have headquarters located in both India and the United States. Our mission is to be the world's most trusted distributor and to deliver quality products on time so that students throughout the world can learn science through hands on applications.
For over fifty years, Swift Optical Instruments has been a global leader in the manufacture and production of quality microscopes. Recently, Swift Optical introduced a new line of digital microscopes with solutions software that are powered by Motic and designed to meet the ever-increasing, challenging needs of teachers and students. Swift Optical Instruments is excited to be a partner with educators to provide hands-on workshop experiences and create innovative classroom resources.
United Scientific Supplies is a family owned and operated business located in Waukegan, Illinois for over 25 years. Our business was established in the 1940s in India to provide educators with quality hands-on science supplies. We manufacture a variety of products for physical, life and earth science studies, with a growing roster of STEM hands-on kits. Many items include teacher and student activity guides authored by well-known science education experts. United Scientific products are available worldwide from leading science distributors.