Founded in 1999, the New Jersey Chemistry Council Education Foundation (NJCCEF), administered by the Chemistry Council of New Jersey, has raised more than $225,000 to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education and the many opportunities available in the business of chemistry.
Past supported events include the Teachers, Industry and the Environment (TIE) workshop, which offered a select group of kindergarten through eighth grade science teachers the opportunity to attend workshops facilitated by education and industry experts. The workshops designed in conjunction with organizations like the Liberty Science Center and Chemical Heritage Foundation provided hands-on experiments and lessons that teachers might incorporate into their science curriculum. The educators learned new techniques to increase students’ interests in science and science related careers.
The NJCCEF also helps to promote an interest in science by promoting chemistry poster/essay contests. As well, when requested, the Foundation handles speaker requests from schools and other related organizations.
The Foundation also supports other non-profit organizations in New Jersey that promote science education, particularly among younger students.
UPDATE 2024: This year the Education Foundation is raising funds to support the STEM Programs offered by the Boys & Girls Club of Mercer County. Please, consider donating in support of these programs.
The NJCCEF has supported the following organizations:
Your tax-deductible donation will enhance your company’s outreach efforts by sponsoring STEM education initiatives that ultimately benefit the business of chemistry in New Jersey.
For more information, please contact Elvin Montero at 609-392-4214 or via email.