Recognizing the importance of education, Dow Texas Operations has partnered with the five local school districts by sponsoring projects and initiatives, and by supporting employee volunteerism.
The 2013 DowGives Education Grants Program will open in the fall of 2013. More details to follow.
In today’s ever changing world of technology, math and science skills are more important than ever. In the fall of 2012, eight area schools were selected to receive a DowGives Education Grant to enhance the science and math programs at their school. Teachers that applied for their school to receive a grant will now have the opportunity to put their creative touches and engaging techniques to work in the science and math curricula they offer their students.
Brazosport College Career Fair
Dow supports this annual event to encourage high school juniors in southern Brazoria County to start planning for college and a career. As many as 90 careers are represented, giving students a chance to talk one-on-one about a variety of opportunities.
STARS (Striving to Achieve Reading Success)
Through this program Dow volunteers to help students at Velasco Elementary improve their reading skills and develop a relationship with a caring adult.
Educating young adults of the value of business and free enterprise is a hallmark of Junior Achievement. Junior Achievement's history in Brazoria County can be traced back to Dr. A.P. Beutel, the first general manager of Texas Operations, who is recognized as a dedicated, visionary leader. Dow continues that tradition today with contributions and employee involvement in the JA in a Day program. Through this program, employee volunteers show a willingness to spend a day leading fun and informative financial literacy activities, games and discussions and sharing their personal career experiences with the students.
Dow Texas Operations was the support behind the launch of the Ignite SystemsGo! rocket engineering classes at Brazoswood and Brazosport High Schools. This two-level course added to the course catalog teaches students to design and build rockets and develops their skills in design, development, testing, analysis, and innovation. First-year students in the class learn how to design and develop rockets to launch a one-pound payload one mile high. Second-year students develop rockets capable of lifting 35 pound loads 100,000 feet in the air.