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Carnegie Science Center to receive nearly $2M donation

| Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, 5:25 p.m.

Covestro, a plastics manufacturer in Robinson, will donate $1.85 million to the Carnegie Science Center to help fund science, technology, engineering and math programs.

The sponsorship is part of the company's initiative to spark curiosity through education, philanthropy and employee volunteerism, Covestro President Jerry MacCleary said.

The company will sponsor the science center's annual science fair, which attracts more than 1,100 students each spring in grades six through 12 from Western Pennsylvania.

Organizers will rename the fair the Covestro Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair.

The company also sponsors the Covestro Gallery, located in the science center's mezzanine level, which features an interactive exhibit called “H20!” that focuses on Pittsburgh's waterways and the science of water.

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