Chief Science Officers (CSOs) and advisors from throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region met for their last cabinet meeting of the academic year at Hemlock Semiconductor on Tuesday, March 12th. CSOs enjoyed a “behind the fence” plant tour, as well as activities and demonstrations such as programmable logic controllers, safety equipment, pressure/flow, problem solving, and liquid nitrogen demonstrations. Students also discovered the wide variety of STEM careers available at the company and practiced their networking skills with HSC employees.

CSOs have also been busy in their schools and communities, including:

Leading activities at the Dow Great Lakes Bay STEM Festival

Presenting at the GLBR Alliance Board of Directors Meeting and local school board meetings

Planning Teen Science Café events

Organizing STEM community nights

Assembling Math in the Mail kits with the Saginaw ISD

The GLBR Chief Science Officers are funded by a generous grant from the Dow Chemical Company Foundation. For more information about the regional program, please contact Adrianne Cole, Director of STEM@SVSU at


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