Employees Active in STEM-Centered Public Outreach Events
Students learn about science as well as career possibilities through the “One Day with Scientists” program sponsored by Dow in Bahía Blanca, Argentina.
Several recent events gave Dow employees in Argentina the opportunity to connect with many hundreds of students about the excitement of STEM fields.
Dow sponsored “One Day with Scientists,” which was organized by the local chapter of the National Academy of Science and Technology in Bahía Blanca and welcomed 3,500 visitors who tackled math challenges, discovered properties of minerals and rocks, observed insects and plants, did chemical experiments, toured facilities and labs, played with virtual reality and enjoyed shows.
Several Dow employees also conducting hands-on science activities at the Universities Fair in Bahía Blanca. More than 300 students from 18 high schools took advantage of the opportunity to learn about the wide range of careers offered in the city. Participating employees included Francisco Laconis, Luciano Morales Corinaldesi, Mariel Azcona, Francisco Brañas, Florencia Rodríguez Vidal, Agustín Gutierrez, and Nicolás Carlei.
Dow employees got into the spirit of Olympic Day in Buenos Aires, with a booth where visitors discovered the connections between science, technology, chemistry, sports and everyday life.
Meanwhile, hundreds of students and their teachers from five technical schools in Bahía Blanca have been challenged to find ways to protect and improve the environment in the Chemical Industries Association Educational Contest, sponsored by Dow, Solvay Indupa and Mega. Employees from Dow and other sponsors will serve as student team coaches.
As sponsor of the Youth Olympic Games 2018 in Buenos Aires, Dow participated in Olympic Day activities, with a booth where visitors discovered the connections between science, technology, chemistry, sports and everyday life. After experiencing Olympic sports, kids were welcomed by actors representing scientists who invited them to reflect about the connection between chemistry and sports and conducted simple chemical experiments.