The Chemical Educational Foundation® (CEF) is a nationally recognized nonprofit dedicated to fostering STEM literacy and exposing K-8 learners to the excitement of science. CEF is looking for science educators who are interested in volunteering as part of its Content Development Team (CDT), which reviews content for the You Be The Chemist Challenge®. The Challenge is a fun, quiz-bowl style competition for students in grades 5-8 that tests their understanding of chemistry. Volunteer reviewers collaborate with CEF staff via e-mail, which allows volunteers to work around their own time constraints.
Last year the Challenge reached over 55,000 students across 42 U.S. states and territories (including New Jersey!). By collaborating with CEF as part of the Content Development Team, you can have a significant, far-reaching impact on students at a time that is crucial to developing an interest in the sciences and in STEM careers.
Please contact Katie Wetstone (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested or have any questions. If you know others who may be a good fit, feel free pass along this information. You can also visit CEF at www.chemed.org to learn more--all of our programs and resources are free for teachers!