In the modern world of technologies the importance of STEM education (Science – Technology – Engineering – Maths) becomes especially vivid.
STEM Ambassador program, which unites Dow employees across the world who are ready to share their passion and expertise with students, teachers and within their local community through career talks, hands-on activities, professional development and much more.
In March 2018 three Dow volunteers joined the global initiative and organized chemistry experiments for 8th and 9th class students at Moscow school No.19, starting a range of in-school activities led by Dow STEM Ambassadors. It was a popular “pH indicator” lesson using red cabbage juice to measure pH of household products.
2019: Dow Belarus became an industrial partner of Shadow Day project, recently launched by the chemical department and Career Center of the Belarusian State University (BSU) in Minsk. The aim of the educational project is to practice students’ knowledge in different companies during a day. It can be an office business environment or a site of some manufacturer. The project helps students to dive into their future career and to get a valuable experience being a shadow of an experienced specialist during a day.
2020: STEM-volunteers from Dow Moscow team held a series of chemistry classes for school students of 8th-9th grades at the newly opened chemistry lab of the Children's Technology park Altair of MIREA - Russian Technological University. During the lessons dedicated to the 'pH indicator', colleagues taught the children how to measure the pH of household products, and demonstrated how such a simple natural indicator as red cabbage juice works.