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Three Dow Scientists Named as H.H. Dow Medalists


Midland, MI - August 30, 2006 - Three of Dow’s senior scientists were honored with the Herbert H. Dow Medal on Wednesday, August 30, 2006, during the company’s annual Science and Technology Meeting at the Midland Center for the Arts. Madan M. Bhasin, B. Clifford Gerwick, and James C. Stevens received the prestigious medal, the highest honor Dow awards to the company’s scientists and researchers.

“Our three new Dow Medalists are role models for innovation in science and technology who have had a significant impact on Dow’s growth,” said Bill Banholzer, corporate vice president and chief technology officer. “They have devoted their careers to exploring new frontiers and have excelled in their leadership, not only in Dow’s R&D community, but throughout the chemical industry.”

The Herbert H. Dow Medal Award was created in 1979 to recognize researchers for continuous career achievements having significant impact on Dow business. The medal is 24-karat gold and features a likeness of Dow founder Herbert Henry Dow.

This year’s honorees were recognized for the following achievements:

Dr. Madan Mohan Bhasin, senior scientist, Ethylene Oxide and Ethylene Glycol R&D – “For significant contributions to the advancement of catalysis, particularly for ethylene oxide. His creativity is remarkable, impacting diverse areas. Through effective collaboration, Madan has had a great impact at Dow and in the chemical industry.”

Dr. B. Clifford Gerwick, senior scientist, Dow AgroSciences R&D – “For his numerous contributions to R&D at Dow AgroSciences and the scientific community over his 25-year career in Discovery Research. His contributions directly impact the success of our business, enhance our research productivity, advance our understanding of science and improve the capabilities of our scientists.”

Dr. James Carl Stevens, research fellow, Performance Plastics and Chemicals R&D – “For his continuing contributions to science, technology and business results. He is widely recognized both inside and outside of Dow for his contributions in the fields of catalysis and polymer chemistry.”

Since its inception, only 23 others have been honored with the Dow Medal: Dr. William Bauman, Carl B. Havens, Robert G. Heitz, Dr. Howard Johnston, Louis C. Rubens, Raymond H. Rigterink (1979); Dr. Turner Alfrey, Jr., Dr. Warren B. Crummet (1980); T. Ellis Davies, Dr. Cleve A.I. Goring, Hamish Small (1983); Dr. James J. Leddy, Dr. Lu Ho Tung (1987); George W. “Bill” Knight, Walter J. Schrenk, Ritchie A. Wessling (1991); and Dr. Che-I Kao, Dr. Douglas E. Leng, Dr. Lanny A. Robbins (1993); Dr. Pak-Wing Steve Chum, Dr. George J. Quarderer, Jr., Robert Page Shirtum, Dr. Richard J. Kociba.

About The Dow Chemical Company

Dow is a diversified chemical company that harnesses the power of science and technology to constantly improve what is essential to human progress. The Company offers a broad range of innovative products and services to customers in more than 175 countries, helping them to provide everything from fresh water, food and pharmaceuticals to paints, packaging and personal care products. Built on a commitment to its principles of sustainability, Dow has annual sales of $46 billion and employs 42,000 people worldwide. References to “Dow” or the “Company” mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.


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