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Dow gives money to city schools

When Ironton youngsters enjoy a visit later this school year from the COSI on Wheels traveling science exhibit, they can thank some people who know a lot about math and science: Dow Chemical employees.

Dow’s Hanging Rock plant donated $930 that will pay for the exhibit’s visit to the city’s elementary and middle schools. The plant has made such a donation for the last several years.

“This is part of our community service to get students involved in chemistry and science,” Randolph Edwards, Dow environmental, health and safety delivery technician, explained. “We’re happy to provide this service so that the students get the opportunity to participate in math and science activities.”

The money is being donated to the Ironton High School Science Club, whose members will act as demonstrators for the exhibits. Linda Gagai, high school science teacher and science club advisor, said she was pleased Dow once again chose to support education.

“We appreciate their willingness to help us. Without their help we would not be able to bring COSI on Wheels to the schools. We couldn’t afford it,” she said.

Five hundred students will take part in the COSI activities this spring.