As a technology-based company, Dow Corning’s existence depends on the disciplines of science and mathematics. For the past several years, the company has focused its community giving on math and science education at the elementary and high school levels. During the 2008-09 school years, the funding is being focused on support for elementary school math and science programs.
Abraham Lincoln and Hodgenville Elementary schools are among the first to benefit from these donations. Local schools were contacted at the beginning of the school year and asked to submit informal requests for funding that would enhance their math and science programs.
At ALES, School Administrative Manager Kathy Ross requested three sets of T1-15 graphing calculators. These sets include teaching posters, teaching guides and carrying cases. By utilizing discounts, ALES was able to purchase 125 of the calculators. ALES received $2,000 for this project.
HES principal Penny Cecil requested funds for hands-on learning. HES received $3,000 to provide for visits from a Mobile Science Lab and Earth Dome as well as stocking the school with mobile science carts.
Checks were presented to the schools Dec. 10. Children of Dow Corning employees who attend ALES or HES were invited to attend the presentation.