STEM Results Profile of the Day-Dow Chemical
Submitted by Tommy Cornelis on October 8, 2012
Dow is committed to advancing interest in, access to, and the quality of STEM education to develop an innovative and competitive workforce and create a knowledgeable society that values science and education. The need for high-quality learning opportunities is prevalent and requires many cross-sector partnerships and a commitment from multiple players. As outlined in Dow’s
Advanced Manufacturing Strategy, they will invest in and address obstacles to success through partnership with industry, non-profits, government and educational ions.
Dow is proud to be the sole corporate sponsor of the 44th year of the International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO). IChO provides high school chemistry students the opportunity to compete in science competitions at the highest levels, and establish networks that go beyond cultures and borders. Competitions were held around the world throughout 2012. The result of the competitions led to 72 nations competing in an Olympic style challenge united through their passion for chemistry. Dow Chemical is a sponsor of a broad array of STEM education programs including: International Year of Chemistry 2011, the Chemical Education Foundation, Summer Math and Science Programs (Camp Invention, NSBE SEEK, LEAD, PAGES), Keystone Center, Smithsonian Institute, National Science Teachers Association, Laboratory Safety Institute, and Change the Equation. Since 2008, Dow Chemical's investments in STEM education have impacted 11,500 teachers and 1,500,000 students