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Dow Corning, Hemlock Semiconductor and MTU offer scholarships to Mid-Michigan students
Corning Healthcare Industries Materials Site (HIMS), Michigan Technological
University (MTU) and Saginaw County schools are teaming up to sponsor a
scholarship program that covers tuition, boarding and transportation required
to attend a Summer Youth Program (SYP) at MTU’s Houghton, MI campus.
The scholarship is targeted toward Saginaw County high school students who
have expressed interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
education or have achieved scholastic success in these areas. Upon successful
completion of the Summer Youth Program, students will be considered for Dow
Corning summer employment or high school co-op positions.
“Dow Corning understands the importance of education and supports emphasizing
science, technology, engineering, and math in our schools,” said Bill Huss, Dow
Corning Manufacturing, Engineering and Global Operations manager and the Dow
Corning, Hemlock Semiconductor Group Saginaw County SYP Scholarship Program
Leader. “Through these programs, we can positively impact our young people and
their futures through education.”
The SYP is a week-long program at MTU, providing high school students the
opportunity to explore engineering careers in areas such as mechanical,
computer, environmental, electrical, and biomedical. As part of the program,
students participate in engineering sessions, group projects and have an
opportunity to interact with industry role models and a diverse group of peers
from around the world.
Students may contact school administrators for more information about the
About Dow Corning
Dow Corning provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the
diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and
innovation, Dow Corning
offers more than 7,000 products and services via the company’s
Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® (www.xiameter.com) brands. Dow Corning
is equally owned by The
Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of
Dow Corning’s annual sales are outside the United States.
Dow Corning’s global operations adhere to the
American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® initiative, a stringent set
of standards designed to advance the safe and secure management of chemical
products and processes.
Dow Corning is also the majority shareholder in the Hemlock
Semiconductor Group (www.hscpoly.com) joint ventures, which
includes Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation and Hemlock Semiconductor, L.L.C.
Hemlock Semiconductor is a leading provider of polycrystalline silicon and
other silicon-based products used in the manufacturing of semiconductor devices
and solar cells and modules. Hemlock Semiconductor began operations in 1961 and
has announced more than $4 billion of investments since 2005.
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