The Chemical Company Sponsors The Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF)

National Nonprofit Organization Organizes The You Be The Chemist Challenge®, a State and Nationwide Competition Engaging Fifth Through Eight Grade Students in STEM Subjects

Jamestown, RI–The Chemical Company (TCC) is partnering with the Chemical Educational Foundation® to sponsor the Rhode Island You Be The Chemist (YBTC) Challenge and serve as a CEF President’s Club member.

CEF’s most visible program, the YBTC Challenge, is an interactive academic competition that encourages students in fifth through eighth grade to explore chemistry concepts and their real-world applications. More than 60,000 students are participating in the Challenge program nationwide, with the series of competitions culminating at the National Challenge in Washington D.C. this coming June.

The Rhode Island Challenge will be held on April 25, 2017, at Park View Middle School in Cranston, RI at 7pm. The student who wins the title of Rhode Island State Challenge Champion will move on to compete at the National Challenge on June 19, 2017. As the Rhode Island State Challenge Sponsor, representatives from TCC will be on hand to attend and participate in the event ceremonies.

About The Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF)
The Chemical Educational Foundation is a nationally recognized, award-winning nonprofit organization committed to enhancing science education among every generation, beginning with youth.

The Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF), a national 501(c) nonprofit organization, created the You Be The Chemist Challenge competition in 2004. The program is designed to engage fifth through eighth-grade students in the STEM subjects at an earlier age to create a better-informed general public and increase the number of students who are prepared to pursue STEM-related careers. Challenge competitions are held at the local, state, and national levels, and are sponsored by companies in the chemical industry and community organizations. For more information, visit chemed.org.

About The Chemical Company
The Chemical Company is an international chemical distributor founded and based in Jamestown, Rhode Island. TCC works closely with business partners across the globe to source, plan, and deliver high-quality products with excellent customer service. For more information on TCC, or to inquire about specific products, visit TheChemCo.com.

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Media Contact: Ben Sawicki
The Chemical Company
Marketing Coordinator
bsawicki@thechemco.com
401.855.2000

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