Dow Chairman and CEO Liveris to Receive STEM Leadership Hall of Fame Award from U.S. News & World Report

MIDLAND, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced today that Andrew
Liveris
, Dow’s chairman and CEO, will receive the U.S.
News Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Leadership Hall of
Fame Award
at the publication’s upcoming STEM Solutions National
Leadership Conference in San Diego, Calif.

STEM education and career fields drive the innovation needed to solve
the major challenges humanity is facing,” said Liveris. “This is why
STEM education has been a priority of mine and a centerpiece of Dow’s
commitment to building the workforce of tomorrow. On behalf of the tens
of thousands of innovators, manufacturers and problem solvers at Dow, I
am honored to be recognized for helping ignite students’ excitement for
STEM education and for supporting people in finding fulfilling careers
in STEM fields.”

A chemical engineer himself, and a true believer in the power of STEM
jobs to grow economies, Liveris has made supporting education and
workforce a cornerstone of his leadership. He shares his passion for the
importance of STEM education to drive innovation and manufacturing
growth in the U.S. through both his book, “Make
It in America
”, and through his leadership role of U.S. President
Trump’s Manufacturing
Jobs Initiative
.

Under Liveris’ leadership, Dow has mobilized employee volunteers, known
as STEM
Ambassadors
, to support teachers and inspire students by providing
real life examples to make technical concepts easier to understand and
to share insights on exciting opportunities in STEM careers. In support
of Dow’s 2025
Sustainability Goal to Engage Employees for Impact
, in 2016 these
more than 2,200 Dow STEM Ambassadors logged more than 25,000
STEM-related volunteer hours, supporting more than 1,900 teachers and
enhanced STEM opportunities for more than 360,000 students.

A few examples of Dow’s STEM partnerships include:

FIRST®

As a strategic partner of FIRST®, Dow has created more than 200 FIRST
Robotics teams in communities near our operations, many of which are
mentored by Dow employees. Many of the skills needed for manufacturing
and engineering roles are demonstrated through participating in FIRST.

You
Be The Chemist

To inspire middle school students to get excited about chemistry, more
than 14,000 middle schoolers in 15 U.S. states were reached in 2016
through Dow’s support of You Be the Chemist, a national chemistry
competition, in local communities where Dow people live and work.

Smithsonian
Science Education Center

Since 2007, Dow has partnered with the Smithsonian Science Education
Center to bridge the connection between the classroom and the real world
through the Dow Smithsonian Teacher Scholars professional development
program and the joint development of hands on activities for STEM
Ambassadors to bring into classrooms. Dow has reached approximately 300
teachers through the program, and in 2016 began co-sponsoring with
business partner CH2M.

U.S.
Apprenticeship Program

Launched in 2015, the Dow U.S. Apprenticeship Program offers a pathway
to manufacturing careers through both formal education and on-the job
training. The program has already grown to just under 100 apprentices
across four states-MI, CA, TX, LA-with projections of reaching 130 by
the end of 2017. In addition to high school graduates, the program is
being marketed to veterans. In celebration of National Manufacturing Day
in October of 2016, Dow employees hosted events and activities across
the apprenticeship sites and others to help expose young people to
careers in manufacturing, meet employees, and understand what education
programs existed in their communities.

Great
Lakes Bay Region (Michigan) STEM Impact Initiative

Through Dow’s support, the Initiative launched college and university
networks to advance STEM in the region based on recommendations
identified through a comprehensive study of the region’s STEM
infrastructure. In 2016, the region was chosen as one of 27 communities
in the U.S. to participate in the first STEM
Learning Ecosystems Initiative
, a new effort to find community-based
approaches to providing more effective STEM opportunities to young
people.

The U.S. News STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference is focused
on improving America’s science, technology, engineering and math skills.
Produced by U.S. News & World Report, the conference highlights STEM
issues on a national stage and assembles major corporations, leading
educators and top policymakers to find solutions to the STEM crisis. In
addition to Liveris, U.S. News will also present the STEM Leadership
Hall of Fame Award to Ursula Burns, chairman of Xerox Corporation; Susan
Hockfield, PH.D., president emerita, Massachusetts Institute of
Technology and president-elect of AAAS; Iaonnis N. Miaoulis, PH.D.,
president and director of the Museum of Science in Boston, Mass.; and
Ellen Ochoa, PH.D., former astronaut and director of NASA Johnson Space
Center.

Visit here
for more information on Dow’s commitment to Building the Workforce of
Tomorrow.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to
passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company
is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer,
chemical and biological science to help address many of the world’s most
challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more
sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable
infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow’s
integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of
technology-based products and solutions to customers in 175 countries
and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure,
transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture. In 2016,
Dow had annual sales of $48 billion and employed approximately 56,000
people worldwide. The Company’s more than 7,000 product families are
manufactured at 189 sites in 34 countries across the globe. References
to “Dow” or the “Company” mean The Dow Chemical Company and its
consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More
information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.

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Contacts

Jarrod Erpelding
Media Relations
The Dow Chemical Company
989.633.1863
jarrod.erpelding@dow.com