Dow chairman to receive STEM leadership award
A chemical engineer himself, and a true believer in the power of STEM jobs to grow economies, Andrew Liveris has made supporting education and workforce a cornerstone of his leadership.
The Dow Chemical Company announced recently that Andrew Liveris, Dow's chairman and CEO, will receive the US 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, California.
“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 centrepiece 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 honoured to be recognised 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 US through both his book, ‘Make It in America’, and through his leadership role of the US president Trump’s ‘Manufacturing Jobs Initiative’.
Under Liveris’ leadership, Dow has mobilised 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, 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.
The US News STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference is focused on improving America’s science, technology, engineering and math skills. Produced by the US 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.