Evonik Donates $5,000 To Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

MOBILE, Ala., January 24, 2011

Seeking to inspire and engage more students in science and technology, Evonik Degussa Corporation today pledged $5,000 to the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center.

This contribution builds on more than $600,000 Evonik has donated to the organization since 1998.

By sparking imagination, creating curiosity and instilling a sense of wonder in the world, the Exploreum is a cornerstone of informal learning on the Gulf Coast. More than 2.1 million visitors have experienced science at the Exploreum since 1998.

"Every student deserves the opportunity to experience learning in a fun and creative way," said Tom Bates, Evonik’s North American regional president. "Through the hands-on experience that the Exploreum offers, students have the opportunity to understand how what they are learning in math and science classes applies to real-world problems. We are happy to continue our support of that work.”

Caroline Etherton, assistant director of the science center, said the Exploreum is delighted to continue strengthening its relationship with Evonik. "The Exploreum’s hands-on approach to teaching science motivates kids to pursue science related careers,” she continued, “but we couldn’t do this without the generosity of companies like Evonik. For this, we are truly grateful.”

With approximately 700 workers, the Evonik Degussa Corporation Mobile site is one of the area’s largest employers. It manufactures a wide range of products that create the essentials necessary to enjoy a better standard of living today and tomorrow.

For additional information about Evonik in North America, please visit our website: www.evonik.com/north-america.

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