CEF partners with a variety of organizations to bring free, hands-on science resources to students and educators nationwide! While we work with dozens of companies, universities, nonprofit groups, and other organizations, here are just a few highlights:


Philly Science Festival

CEF + Your Company

We partner with The Dow Chemical Company and their STEM The Gap initiative in a variety of ways throughout the year. At the 2014 Philadelphia Science Festival,  Dow and CEF staff helped eager students discover the physics behind marshmallow launchers and buoyant bowling balls!

dow CEF would like to thank The Dow Chemical Company for their Diamond Sponsorship of the You Be The Chemist® programs.
Baseball fans at CEF & Clariant collaboration

CEF + Your Community Outreach Program

We partnered with Clariant Corporation in Charlotte, NC to bring hands-on science to a local baseball game! As the science education sponsor for the Charlotte Knights, Clariant wanted to engage young fans in hands-on science. We chose five irresistibly fun science activities – ranging from building marshmallow launchers to finding the sweet spot on a baseball bat – and trained a team of enthusiastic Clariant volunteers to lead them. In the end, hundreds of students had a great time and even learned a thing or two: check out the highlights video for more!


Science Buddies logo-White

CEF + Your Nonprofit Organization

We signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Science Buddies in late 2013 to cross-promote each other’s science education initiatives. Last year, as part of this agreement, CEF was highlighted on the Science Buddies website and social media pages and Science Buddies incorporated select Activity Guide lessons into their online science activity suggestions.


Science Friday screenshot

CEF + Your Radio Show

Last summer, we teamed up with National Public Radio’s Science Friday blog to post about our Balloon Rockets activity! The Science Friday staff tried out the activity themselves before posting, and created this mesmerizing GIF.


Kids at Kiwanis STEM fair

CEF + Your School District

When the Montgomery County, MD Public Schools’ Science, Technology and Engineering department was overhauling their middle school science curriculum, they turned to our Activity Guides! The department announced in 2014 that they will be using lessons from the Activity Guides in the updated curriculum. Montgomery County is the largest school district in Maryland, the 16th largest in the U.S., and serves over 30,000 middle school students in grades 6-8.


CEF & You!CEF + You!

If you are an individual, school, school district, organization, company, collective, garage band, single-celled organism (…you get the idea!) looking to get involved in STEM education, please contact us at comments@chemed.org. You can also learn more about ways to get involved with CEF.