MIDLAND, MICH. (March 28, 11 a.m. ET) — Dow Chemical Co. has announced its fourth annual Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award (SISCA) program, which it is expanding to include nine additional universities.
“In order to achieve a more sustainable future, it's essential that we cultivate fresh ideas, innovative thinking and multidisciplinary learning among tomorrow's leaders who will be the champions of change,” said Neil Hawkins, Dow's vice-president of sustainability and environment, health and safety.
“SISCA harnesses the energy, commitment and enthusiasm of students to craft real-world solutions, while building a robust collaboration between industry and academia.”
Participating universities are selected based on their academic excellence and a commitment to sustainability. The nine new universities are:
• California Institute of Technology
• Fudan University (China)
• Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (Mexico)
• Massachusetts Institute of Technology
• Penn State University
• Shanghai Jiaotong (China)
• Technische Universiteit Delft (The Netherlands)
• Tsinghua University (China)
• University of Minnesota
Returning for the 2012 program are the following universities:
• King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Saudi Arabia)
• Northwestern University
• Peking University (China)
• Tufts University
• University of California, Berkeley
• University of Cambridge (England)
• University of Michigan
• University of São Paulo (Brazil).