Arkema Inc. Foundation provides grants to local social, cultural, and educational organizations in the communities it serves. The closest facility to Rochester is its plant in Geneseo, NY.
The Foundation's primary focus is advancing science education in grade schools. Its most prominent initiative is its science teacher program for teachers in grades 3, 4, 5, or 6.
The goal of the science teacher program is to bring Arkema scientists and local teachers together to spark an interest in science among elementary school students. Additionally, the program aims to make teachers more expert when teaching science. The majority of students who benefit from the program come from socioeconomically disadvantaged homes.
Arkema's science teachers program is generally an intensive week-long session for elementary and secondary school teachers. Armed with innovative science experiment kits and the guidance of chemical engineers and scientists, teachers learn new and fascinating ways to illustrate scientific concepts. Scientific topics explored include life, earth and physical science and technology.
Teachers work side-by-side with Arkema research scientists in a variety of hands-on experiments. All kits used in the program meet national science education standards. The kits provide each teacher with eight weeks of science curriculum. Participating teachers also receive a donation to purchase additional science experiment supplies for their classrooms and the mentoring guidance of Arkema research scientists throughout the school year.
Teachers also have the opportunity to tour the Arkema research center or local manufacturing facilities to learn more about the ever changing, challenging field of chemicals and polymers research and manufacturing.
The application form is online - click on the Link to More info, below, to access the web page and download it.
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For Grantwriting/Program Development Assistance:
Phone: (585) 352-2773