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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Apply Now to Become an Essential Elements Certified Instructor!

***Update 4/10/17: Recruitment is now closed. If you are interested in applying for the next intake (summer 2018) please email essential.elements@chemed.org to be added to our priority list.*** 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 […]

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First Virtual Essential Elements Workshop a Success!

Thank you to the dozens of educators who joined us Tuesday evening for our first ever Virtual Essential Elements Workshop! We were thrilled to receive lots of feedback from the event: “Great job! This is the best webinar I’ve attended in 10 years!” “The webinar was terrific!! Having all the materials mailed out ahead of time made it easy […]

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VIRTUAL Essential Elements Workshop on January 17th!

Virtual You Be The Chemist Essential Elements Workshop Tuesday 1/17 4-6 p.m. ET Registration closes 1/10 Register CEF is hosting its first ever VIRTUAL You Be The Chemist Essential Elements workshop on Tuesday, January 17, 4-6 p.m. ET! During the workshop, you will learn about the free STEM education programs offered through CEF, gain teaching tips for inquiry-based […]

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CEF Hosts First Content Development Conference

Members of the Content Development Team joined CEF staff October 24-25 for the Content Development Conference in Washington, DC. The Content Development Team is a group of volunteers, including scientists, educators, and other science professionals, dedicated to maintaining the scientific integrity of CEF’s content. During the conference, members of the CDT joined CEF staff to […]

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CEF Welcomes Ellyn Schuette, Former Forensic Scientist!

We are very excited to welcome Ellyn Schuette, our newest Outreach Coordinator! Ellyn has a background we thought everyone would like to learn about, especially during National Chemistry Week. Take it away, Ellyn! Hi everyone! I’m the newest member of CEF, and I’m happy to be here!  Before joining CEF, I spent one year in […]

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Enter Dow & CEF Innovative Chemistry Video Contest with $25,000 in Prizes!

  Dow and the Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF) are teaming up to give students K-8 an opportunity to win up to $7,500 in grant funding for their schools’ STEM program! All you have to do to qualify is create a video 60 seconds or less in length that responds to the following prompt: Chemistry is […]

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CEF Featured in Brenntag’s Sustainability Report 2016

  We are proud to be featured in Brenntag’s Sustainability Report for 2016! Brenntag North America has supported us for nearly ten years, both financially and through their involvement in the You Be The Chemist Challenge®. John Rice, CEF Executive Director, praised Brenntag North America for their contribution saying, “Their financial and employee volunteer support of the You Be The […]

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