Thermo Fisher providing students with lab safety equipment

PITT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Students in one Eastern Carolina school district are getting some much needed equipment through a STEM mini-grant.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is providing funding to the Pitt County Educational Foundation.

The company is donating 1,200 backpacks with lab safety equipment.

Students at Wellcome Middle School will get string backpacks, which include a pair of chemical splash goggles, disposable gloves, a lab apron and a notebook.

The backpacks will be delivered to K-8 and grades 6-8 schools this week into next week.