Thousands of Students Enjoy Science Event/Hockey Game


Nancy Lamb, director of Public Affairs for Dow Michigan Operations, drops the ceremonial first puck on Education Day at the Saginaw Spirit minor league hockey game.

Science and sports combined forces to have a real impact on thousands of students during Education Day at the Saginaw Spirit minor league hockey game March 4 in Saginaw, Mich.

About 4,500 students from schools across the region attended the game and a sprawling science fair that preceded it. Several sponsoring organizations set up booths in a large hall connected to the ice arena, with displays and demonstrations of robots, electricity, microbiology, molecular bonding and lots more. Dow’s booth focused on some of the many ways that Dow products touch everyday lives. Dow also sponsored and helped staff an American Chemical Society booth with demonstrations and giveaways that kept kids coming in waves.

“This is pretty cool,” said Jake Lounsbury, eighth-grade science teacher at Martin G. Atkins School in the Bridgeport-Spaulding district, which sent 300 students to the event. “I’ve had several students come tell me how excited they are about this stuff.”

After plenty of time enjoying the science demonstrations, the students moved to the ice arena for the hockey game. Dow was the title sponsor of Education Day, and Nancy Lamb, director of Public Affairs for Michigan Operations, dropped the ceremonial first puck.