Mission

4 MISSION CRITICAL AREAS


REDUCE

Reduce the threat posed by the COVID-19 virus.

We aim to increase access to Sherlock™ Technology to achieve a 5%* positive testing target per 100,000 people (adjusted for population).

*Note: The WHO has set at 5%. A positivity rate over 5% indicates a state may only be testing the sickest patients who seek out medical care, and are not casting a wide enough net to identify milder cases and track outbreaks.

RECOGNIZE

RECOGNIZE that we must raise awareness about inequality in order to cultivate STEM experts from a diverse range of communities to assist in building the representation necessary to ensure equity of care.

Persistent racial disparities in health status, access to health care, wealth, employment, wages, housing, income, and poverty all contribute to greater susceptibility to the virus—both economically and physically.*

*Source: EPI analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Population Survey public data.

RECOVER

Recover through supporting these communities and STEM education programs that promote racial and gender diversity.

Profits earned by Sherlock™ technology will fund: K-12 STEM-capable education, building parent education in STEM- career paths, Life Science after-school activities, college prep courses, and community mentorship programs.

REBUILD

Rebuild the post-pandemic workforce of 2030 that will drive the next wave of STEM innovation with a focus on equity and diversity

“To lead in S&E and remain globally competitive in 2030, the U.S. must be a STEM talent powerhouse… Increasing the STEM skills and opportunities for all Americans will require local, state, and federal governments, public and private educational institutions, community organizations, and industry to step up their efforts.”*

*The National Science Board, “Vision 2030”

Media Contact: Katie Engleman, 1AB, katie@1abmedia.com

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