2017 Annual Report

2017 was a big year for CEF! We revised our mission statement, and committed to building the excitement and value of chemistry and STEM careers with K-8 students through accessible science programs and hands-on experiences. Through Essential Elements professional development workshops, hands-on Activity Guides, and interactive Challenge competitions, we helped prepare over 650,000 students to join the workforce of tomorrow. Look inside to find out more about our impact!

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2016 Annual Report

In 2016, our programs reached over 942,800 students across the nation! The Essential Elements program educated over 1,700 teachers through 112 professional development workshops. Over 50,000 students participated in the Challenge and nearly 650,000 students learned about chemistry through our Activity Guides! Take a look to see how CEF has shared exciting chemistry education with K-8 students.

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2015 Annual Report: Chemistry In Action

In 2015, our programs impacted hundreds of thousands of students, educators, parents, companies, and communities in positive ways. Here are just a few of their stories – including a community science night at the ballpark, an invitation to the White House Science Fair, a growing team of Essential Elements Certified Instructors, and our youngest-ever National Challenge champion! Take a look to find out how chemistry can change schools, workplaces, and lives.

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2014 Year In Review

2014 was a year of tremendous program growth and accomplishment for CEF. Highlights include reaching over 200,000 students, the exponential growth of the Essential Elements professional development program, and over 50 companies becoming inaugural members of the CEF President’s Club!

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2013 Year In Review

2013 was a year of exceptional growth for CEF as an organization!  Highlights include winning a Teachers’ Choice Award for our Fourth Edition Activity Guides, increasing our Challenge program outreach to over 20,000 students, building momentum for our Essential Elements teacher development program, and growing our staff so that we are well-placed to achieve our long-term expansion goals.

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2012 Year In Review

2012 saw the highest ever participation in the Challenge program, including the addition of three new states, and the release of the highly-anticipated Fourth Edition Activity Guides, now free to download online!

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