As a science-based solutions provider, a vital part of The Dow Chemistry Company’s business is the development of new innovative solutions to drive performance and improve the world of sport. Hundreds of products from Dow are necessary for sports-related infrastructure and equipment, and Dow’s dedicated scientists and engineers have a passion to create solutions and find new applications for Dow technologies in the area of sports.
“Sports solutions is an important element of Dow’s growth and offers us access to new business opportunities globally,” said Louis Vega, Chief of Staff and Vice President, Olympic & Sports Solutions. “Through our partnerships and innovative technologies, we are helping to advance the world of sports and impact the lives of people around the world.”
Dow’s innovation in science and sports can been seen through strategic partnerships with the Olympic Movement and Richard Childress Racing (RCR). Dow has supported the Olympic Games for more than 30 years, even before becoming a Worldwide Partner and “Official Chemistry Company” of the Olympic Games in 2010. Many Dow solutions are used to help optimize the staging of the Games, improve the overall experience for athletes and spectators and lessen the impact on the environment. The Company’s involvement with RCR, one of NASCAR's preeminent race teams, has provided inspiration for a variety of Dow products and innovations to make vehicles safer and more sustainable on the racetrack and the road.
These partnerships, along with Dow’s sponsorship of The Franklin Institute’s SportsZone, enables the Company to engage, educate and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers by showcasing how science enables sport.
“Sports is a great way to excite and inspire students to pursue a career in science,” said Jane Palmieri, Business President, Dow Building & Construction and Franklin Institute Trustee. “Dow is proud to be part of The Franklin Institute’s SportsZone exhibit because it brings STEM to life through the science of sports and gives students hands on experience to learn and experiment.”
Dow leverages its sports solutions business to highlight how science and science-based solutions are vital to solving the world’s most challenging problems both on the field of play and off. The Company’s support of the Franklin Institute’s Sports Zone aligns with this goal, and is helping to further Dow’s commitment to excite young minds about STEM-related careers and transform STEM education into a driver for innovation.