Meet Maggie Leake, 2005 Challenge Champion & PhD Candidate in Chemistry

We are thrilled to announce the beginning of our biggest fundraising campaign to date! Beginning today, we are embarking on a month-long campaign to raise $100,000 through support from science-champions like you. Be a part of our mission. Help us inspire today’s students to become the Maggie’s of tomorrow; the thinkers, innovators and STEM leaders […]

Details

Chemistry Career: Product Development Chemist

Today is our final highlight in this week’s career series celebrating National Chemistry Week. We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about many roles in the chemical field. Today, Jesse Walker joins us to share why he decided to pursue chemistry (it’s a sweet story!) and the cool project he is currently working on. Other careers in […]

Details

Chemistry Career: Chemical Engineer

Welcome to the fourth day of our chemistry careers series in celebration of National Chemistry Week! Sarah Ramirtha is a Chemical Engineer with a fascinating role at BASF Corporation. We are excited to take a look inside her job and day-to-day activities. Thank you for joining us, Sarah! Other careers in this series: Physical Organic Chemist Synthetic […]

Details

Chemistry Career: Industrial Chemist

Welcome to our third highlight in this week’s career series celebrating National Chemistry Week. Today, Scott Post joins us to share about his journey to a career in the chemistry field and his role at Univar USA. What type of chemist are you? I am an Industrial Chemist with Univar USA who provides technical support […]

Details

Chemistry Career: Synthetic Chemist

Welcome to the second day of our chemistry careers series in celebration of National Chemistry Week! Dr. Joy Gallagher is a Synthetic Chemist with lots of great insight into her role and advice about pursuing a career in the chemical industry. Joy appeared in our Women in STEM virtual workshop this year and we’re thrilled […]

Details

Chemistry Career: Physical Organic Chemist

Please welcome Dr. Calvin Emanuel to our blog! Today we are highlighting his career as a Physical Organic Chemist in honor of National Chemistry Week. In addition to his role at Shell Chemical, Dr. Emanuel serves on the Board of Trustees for the Chemical Educational Foundation. We are grateful for his service and for taking […]

Details

Chemistry Rocks Song Lyrics Contest

The Chemical Educational Foundation® (CEF) is giving students and classrooms an opportunity to win a $100 Amazon gift card and the chance to have a chemist visit their classroom via a video call facilitated by CEF. Students will have the opportunity to ask the chemist about their path to chemistry, their career, what they love […]

Details

2017 National Challenge Participants Announced

We are proud to share the list of 2017 National You Be The Chemist Challenge® participants! Each student was the victor in their state and will join us on June 19 in Washington, DC to compete for the title of National Challenge Champion.     Shreyas Arcot Grade Level: 6 George H. Moody Middle School Glen […]

Details

Thank You, Volunteers!

Each year, countless volunteers support CEF with their time and energy to ensure our programs reach as many learners and educators as possible (nearly a million people last year!). Last week, to celebrate National Volunteer Week, we highlighted 13 superstar volunteers on our social media platforms in honor of their dedication to chemistry education.  These […]

Details

Apply Now to Become an Essential Elements Certified Instructor!

***Update 4/10/17: Recruitment is now closed.*** Do you love science and teaching about chemistry? Are you looking for a flexible position that allows you to share your passion for STEM? Read on to learn how you can become part of the next You Be The Chemist (YBTC) Essential Elements℠ Certified Instructor class! Seeking Certified Instructors […]

Details