Apply Now to Become an Essential Elements Certified Instructor!

***Update 3/20/17: Recruitment is nearly complete for the 2017-2018 cycle. We have only a few spots remaining in the program; if you are interested please apply soon! All applicants will be considered, and we are especially interested in candidates from: CT; Gainesville, FL; and Morris, Middlesex, or Mercer Counties in NJ.*** Do you love science […]

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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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Challenge Registration Will Open Sept. 12th!

We are excited to announce registration for the 2017 You Be The Chemist® Challenge will open on Monday, September 12th! Information on how the Challenge works and where Challenge Sites are located is available here. The Challenge program corresponds with the academic school year, which means new schools and students register to participate during the fall, then […]

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Back to School Flash Drive Sale!

In honor of teachers and students heading back to the classroom, we’re offering a sale on our You Be The Chemist Activity Guide flash drives – and each purchase comes with a FREE periodic table poster.

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