Innovation Day at University of Queensland Expands Partnership
Building on a partnership with the University of Queensland, Dow leaders met on campus with university students and researchers for Innovation Day on July 7.
More than 40 people took part in speeches, discussions and ceremonies at the university, which is the home of the Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation. A six-year Dow funding commitment enabled creation of the Centre, designed to address sustainability challenges of the 21st Century by bringing together cutting-edge research expertise and world-class science and engineering education.
Innovation Day also included a ceremony for the Dow Sustainability Innovative Student Challenge Awards. Three finalists were evaluated by a panel of people from Dow and the university, and prizes were awarded to the winners. “The joint Innovation Day with the University of Queensland underscores our intensifying efforts to work with the brightest minds in academic institutions to transform research into solutions while developing a pipeline of next generation scientists and engineers,” said Dr. Weiguang Yao, Dow Asia Pacific chief technology officer and global director for Dow Energy Materials Research & Development.