Dow Building Engineering and Science Talent (BEST) Symposium – Apply by April 15th

RISE North America
BEST Symposium
Now Accepting Applications
RISE is now accepting applications for the 14th annual Dow Building Engineering and Science Talent (BEST) Symposium. Application deadline is April 15, 2020.

The BEST symposium will be held in Midland, MI on July 28 – 30, 2020.  Dow’s BEST Symposium is primarily intended to introduce African American, Hispanic & Latinos, Native American U.S. doctoral and postdoctoral scientists to the wide range of rewarding careers in industrial research, and in particular, the many opportunities with one of the world’s largest and leading chemical companies, Dow.  This conference, developed jointly by our minority scientists and Ph.D. recruiting team, demonstrates our commitment to a diverse work force.

We would greatly appreciate your help to forward this to your graduate students and post-doctoral scientists.  Applicants must be pursuing degrees in: Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, or other closely related fields and should have a doctorate degree or expect to receive one by December 2021.

Additional information may be found at our website. All applications are due by April 15th, 2020.

All travel expenses, meals, and hotel accommodations for those selected to participate in the BEST Symposium will be paid for by Dow.  However, participation neither obligates the student to apply for employment, nor guarantees future consideration for employment by Dow.

For further information, please contact the symposium chair Juan Callejas.


Elizabeth Santos

Elizabeth Santos, PhD
Senior Chemist
Product Development – Advanced Elastomers

2651 Salzburg Rd, Midland, MI 48640
phone: 989.633.5560  |  email:

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