CINCINNATI, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Procter & Gamble's (NYSE: PG) Bounty brand is asking freshmen and sophomores at Hughes STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) High School to "Bring It" this week. As Bounty continues to grow its commitment to unlocking curiosity and creativity in students across the country, the brand is hosting Cincinnati-area ninth and tenth-graders to bring them inside the brand's business team to help students build their real-world problem-solving skills. In its second year, the five-day program will run April 11 - 15, 2011 between the school and P&G's offices in Cincinnati.
The week-long program kicked off with students at the P&G Winton Hill Business Center offices where Bounty employees shared perspective on their careers and conducted interactive product demonstrations to help the students understand the science behind papermaking. From there, students went back to their classrooms to begin work on challenge activities, including Super Soaker, Weight Lifter, Skyscraper and Eggstravagant. Each project will engage the students to help them learn fundamentals of scientific data collection and analysis.
"Bounty is a brand that encourages creativity and hands-on experience which leads to innovation," said Chris Brown, P&G brand manager, Bounty. "The relationship we have with Hughes STEM High School is one that not only provides real work experience in an ever-changing environment but we are also collaborating with others to pilot innovations that will be shared with our business."
"Having the Bounty team become a part of our community at Hughes STEM High School has been a great experience," said Cliff Carter, Hughes STEM teacher. "Their dedication and generosity helps motivate our students to take those next steps and continue to be innovators within their community."
Hughes STEM High School is a special high school offering a new approach to education in Cincinnati, OH. The school offers innovative programs and promotes economic progress by providing students with the knowledge and skills they need to pursue future educational opportunities and STEM careers.
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Bounty has been America's most popular paper towel for more than 30 years. In the U.S., P&G offers the following premium two-ply paper towel products: Bounty Select-a-Size; Bounty White; Bounty Extra Soft; and Bounty Fun Prints. Additionally, P&G offers Bounty Basic, a quality one-ply paper towel as well Bounty Quilted Napkins. For more information on Bounty, visit www.facebook.com/bounty.
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