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!


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.