Redox is delighted and proud to be supporting the committed team at Chemical Education Foundation (CEF), who are dedicated to chemistry education and awareness in the United States, for students in grades K-8.
When it comes to preparing the STEM workforce of the future – those industries relying on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – too often the focus is on students in high school and post-secondary education.
But the truth is, if students aren’t inspired by science when they are young – as early as five years old – it gets increasingly harder to engage them in learning and ultimately, enter careers in STEM industries.
Through their You Be the Chemist program, CEF provides educational resources in the form of activity guides and workshops for educators. Their academic competition is held annually at local, state and national levels where students in grades 5-8 compete for scholarships and other prizes.
The results of their You Be the Chemist program speak for themselves.
Our contribution allows CEF to:
- Engage tens of thousands of K-8 students through hands-on science experiences,
- Provide thousands of teachers with professional development opportunities,
- Run CEF’s signature student competition — the You Be The Chemist Challenge®
- Support the community impact initiatives across the country.
“Student interest in science and chemistry is essential. It’s of fundamental importance that we reach the youngest students to inspire them towards careers that drive our businesses and the economy. Our great hope is to make a fundamental difference to these young people, building the workforce of tomorrow by Inspiring youth of today” Nick Osmo, Redox USA
You Be the Chemist continues helping businesses and education providers show young students the potential to build a better world through the science of chemistry.