Dow and partners to open Children’s Chemistry and Technology Park Mendeleev Center
MOSCOW, Russia - February 07, 2020 - Dow (NYSE: DOW) today becomes an industrial partner and a sponsor of Children’s Chemistry and Technology Park Mendeleev center based in D.Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia. Jointly with the Government of Moscow, Ministry of Education and Science, University management and other industrial partners Dow took part in the official opening of the newly launched Technological Park on February 7, 2020. The Center will be focused on teaching chemistry, nanomaterials, photonics and material science.
Dow supported the museum of the Technological Park with the interactive periodic table. All participants will be able to get information on the chemical elements and compounds in an attractive and easy way.
“Being a leader in many industries Dow contributes to the development of chemistry and science investing into educational projects such as Children’s Technology Park Mendeleev Center,” stated Arthur Eritspokhov, general manager of Dow in Russia and CIS. “Thanks to the Center, schoolchildren will get an opportunity to take part in the interesting and interactive educational sessions, and teachers will be able to conduct practical lessons in the modern laboratories. At Dow we are striving for the sustainable growth of materials science and believe that such social and educational projects will enable to nurture a new generation who will create some unique technologies and innovations for our human progress.”
Alexander G. Majouga, rector, professor and doctor of chemical sciences, said: “It is a quite symbolic that this remarkable event coincides with the Day of the Russian Science, a professional holiday of the scientific community. During this day we remember and honor our greatest scientists who discovered advanced and innovative ideas and solutions and shared with humanity which helped to change the world for the better.”
Dow has been supporting the University with the science-driven projects among young generation promoting STEM disciplines for many years. Earlier, in November 2018, the Company opened the chemical laboratory, which is now a part of the Technological Park.
Children's technology parks are special training and experimental sites where students learn advanced technologies and the ways to work with high-tech equipment.
About Dow in Russia and CIS
Dow has been present in Russia and the CIS since 1974. The Company today gathers around 300 employees at 4 main locations, including 2 manufacturing sites Finndisp in Ramenskoye and joint venture Dow Izolan in Vladimir, serving customers in the consumer care, infrastructure and packaging industries. Dow operates 38 manufacturing sites in 15 countries across Europe, Middle-East, Africa and India, and delivered pro forma net sales of $17.4 billion in 2018. More about Dow in Russia and the CIS www.dow.ru.
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