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2012.10.18
Dow Corning inaugurates 2012 Science Day program alongside the Dow Corning Cup Youth Science and Technology Competition of Zhangjiagang City


Zhangjiagang, China – The widely popular annual “Fascinating Silicone in Life” – Dow Corning Science Day Program today started its 2012 journey at the Zhangjiagang Youth Social Practice Base. Playing an integral part at the Dow Corning Cup Youth Science and Technology Competition of Zhangjiagang City, the program is expected to welcome around 800 primary and middle school students aged 9 to 12 from the city on October 18-19, 2012.

“Dow Corning is committed to inspiring the young generations about the power of science and technology. Our ‘Fascinating Silicone in Life’ Science Day program has provided a great platform for students in Zhangjiagang to conduct hands-on experiments and explore the wonder of science and technology,” said Brian Craig, the newly appointed Dow Corning Zhangjiagang Site Managing Director. “This year we worked together with Zhangjiagang Youth Social Practice Base to integrate our Science Day program into the city’s annual Youth Science and Technology Competition so that more students in the region may participate and enjoy the benefit. I’d like to extend my gratitude to thank the Base, the Zhangjiang Education Bureau and Zhangjiagang Science Committee for their support throughout.”

Launched in 2008 in Shanghai, the “Fascinating Silicone in Life” – Dow Corning Science Day Program plays an important role in Dow Corning’s global CSR initiatives. To date, more than 3,500 students across China have been provided the opportunity to experience a dozen of uniquely developed silicone experiments. This year’s program is to take place in Zhangjiagang (Jiangsu), Songjiang (Shanghai) and Zhangjiang (Shanghai), and more than 1,400 students are expected to attend the three events under the guidance of Dow Corning employee volunteers.

“Dow Corning Zhangjiagang site employees have always been highly engaged in our local community. This time is no exception,” added Craig. “I’m proud of our employees’ enthusiasm. They are making a positive impact visibly demonstrating Dow Corning’s pledge to contribute to communities we operate.” So far, more than 550 Dow Corning China employees have provided key support to ensure the successful operation of the “Fascinating Silicone in Life” Dow Corning Science Day program since it was launched in 2008.

Three experiments have been specially designed for this year’s Zhangjiagang stop, which are “Silicone Refrigerator Magnet”, “Chill Cool Lotion” and “Solar car Assembly”. All these experiments aim to demonstrate the amazing and diversified attributes of silicone and how silicone innovations help to improve virtually all aspects of people’s qualities of life.

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About Youth Science and Technology Competition of Zhangjiagang City
The Youth Science and Technology Competition of Zhangjiagang City was launched in November 2011 by Zhangjiagang Education Bureau and Zhangjiagang Science Committee. In 2012, the event worked with “Fascinating Silicone in Life” Dow Corning Science Day program and was named Dow Corning Cup Youth Science and Technology Competition of Zhangjiagang City, adding more content to the competition. From October 18 to 19, 2012, a total of 1,700 students from 62 primary and middle schools in Zhangjiagang are expected to participate and compete in 12 activities fall into four categories: inspiration, model, innovation and electronics. The competition aims to motivate students to innovation and increase their knowledge about science and technology, and provide platform for local students to demonstrate their strength.


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