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OLSH STEM Club Visits Covestro

Members of the OLSH STEM Club had the opportunity to spend the day at Covestro to see STEM "in action".  The group went on tours of the plants of all three business units: Polycarbonates; Polyurethanes; and Coatings, Adhesives & Specialties.  In the Polycarbonate plant the students discovered how many everyday plastic components start out as tiny plastic pellets.  In Coatings, Adhesives and Specialties they learned about the many different tests that are done to ensure coatings applied to vehicles are effective, as well as how many packaged food items are made up of many layers that are glued together.  The group was lucky enough to be in the Polyurethanes plant at just the right time to see how foam panels are made by just two small amounts of chemicals that react together.  In the afternoon, OLSH alumni parents and Covestro employees Mr. Tim Feeley and Mrs. Amy Maxin spoke with the group about their careers in the STEM field.  A Covestro employee who recently graduated from college also shared his experiences with the students. The experience was made possible by STEM Club co-moderator Mr. Nick Hollabaugh.