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Chemical Educational Foundation®

The Chemical Educational Foundation® (CEF) is a nationally recognized, award winning non-profit organization committed to enhancing science education among every generation, beginning with our youth. By emphasizing the central role of chemistry in all the sciences and in our everyday lives, CEF strives to inspire our future leaders in pursuing science-related careers and to improve the overall understanding of, participation in, and appreciation of chemistry and chemicals.

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Are you a K-8 educator? Enter the CEF Earth Day Challenge to win $1,000 for your school!

CEF invites you and your students to participate in the CEF Earth Day Challenge, a video contest for elementary and middle school classes. The school of the educator who submits the winning entry will receive $1,000 for the school's science education programs, as well as a commemorative plaque. The winning educator will receive a $200 gift card to the Discovery Channel Store!

Read the Earth Day Challenge Guidelines and submit your entry today!

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CEF is celebrating 10 years of theYou Be The Chemist Challenge® program!

Find out more and register for the 2014 National Challenge!

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Thank You to the 2013 National You Be The Chemist Challenge Sponsors!

To sponsor the 2014 National You Be The Chemist Challenge®, contact John Rice.

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Congratulations to the 2013 National You Be The Chemist Challenge® Participants!

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The Foundation's You Be The Chemist® programs focus on grades K-8 and are designed to:

  • Inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers, and industry leaders.
  • Enhance science education through innovative techniques, such as hands-on activities and chemistry competitions.
  • Effect positive long-term change in the general public's understanding of, participation in, and appreciation towards chemistry, chemicals, and the chemical industry.
     
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