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Community outreachAt CEBC, we reach out to the surrounding community to expose high school teachers to research,  inspire children to pursue careers in science and engineering, and educate the public about green technologies for chemicals and fuels. 

One program in particular is empowering Kansas teachers to learn first hand about research and expand their curricula.  Our Research Experiences for Teachers program brings Kansas high school science teachers to Lawrence for six weeks to work with KU Faculty and develop lesson plans on topics such as biofuels, renewable chemicals, and nanomaterials.  The program, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, was launched in 2009.  The grant was renewed till 2016 with a second $500,000 award in 2013.  As the number of teacher participants grows (>20 to date), the program amplifies its impact each year through enhanced curricula in Kansas and beyond.

CEBC also hosts hands-on activities twice a year at several campus events, including KU's award-winning Carnival of Chemistry and Engineering Expo.  By leading engaging activities about such topics as renewable materials and greenhouse gas emissions, we inspire hundreds of children each year to consider science and engineering as potential careers.


CEBC Calendar

March 4, Thursday - Industry Colloquium 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Allyn Kaufmann, US Whitespace & Innovation Lead
GlaxoSmithKline
"Serial Innovation in Consumer Heathcare - Intersection of Chemistry and the Consumer"

March 10, Wednesday - Mandatory Safety Meeting 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Mandatory for all CEBC researchers working at 1501 Wakarusa

March 25, Thursday - Industry Colloquium 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Nikola Juhasz, Global Technical Director, Sustainability
Sun Chemical Corporation, Carlstadt, NJ
"Sustainability of Packaging Industry"

April 1, Thursday - Industry Colloquium 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Sagar Sarsani, Project Leader
Sabic, Sugarland, TX
"Chemical Industry R&D Career Pathways"

April 12 & 13, Monday & Tuesday - Spring Advisory Boards Meeting
& Project Evaluations
 

1:00-3:00 p.m. each day, via Zoom
Click here to register

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