CRANBURY, N.J., Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Innophos Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: IPHS) and the Chemical Educational Foundation® (CEF) are teaming up to enhance science education for New Jersey youths in grades K-8. Through a corporate giving program to mark its 10th anniversary as a publicly traded company, Innophos announced that it has made a donation to support CEF's You Be the Chemist Essential Elements℠ (Essential Elements) program locally.
"Every day, in schools around the country, teachers are motivating their students and positively impacting their lives," said Kim Ann Mink, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Innophos. "As Innophos looks to the future, we want to do our part to help young learners and inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers, and chemical industry leaders. To that end, we are very excited to partner with CEF and be part of a program that offers children real-world applications, encourages exploration, and teaches problem-solving skills that will help them better deal with many of life's challenges."
CEF's Essential Elements program offers primary and middle school educators access to the resources and support they need to conduct invaluable hands-on learning in the classroom. What sets this program apart from other professional development opportunities is that CEF-sponsored workshops are entirely hands-on and are offered at no cost to the school or participating educators. Innophos' sponsorship includes three school workshops in local communities over the next 16 months along with providing the supplies and educational resources needed by educators.
"Innovation is at the core of our company's success and will provide the foundation for our future growth," added Dr. Mink. "STEM education enables innovators, creates critical thinkers, and provides the essential skills to develop future leaders for our industry."
A national organization headquartered in Arlington, VA., CEF strives to inspire future leaders to pursue science-related careers and to improve the overall understanding and appreciation of chemistry and chemicals. Last year, CEF's STEM programs reached more than 800,000 students nationwide. For more information, please visit www.chemed.org.
About the Company
Innophos is a leading international producer of specialty ingredient solutions that deliver far-reaching, versatile benefits for the food, health, nutrition and industrial markets. The company leverages its expertise in the science and technology of blending and formulating phosphate, mineral and botanical based ingredients to help customers offer products that are tasty, healthy, nutritious and economical. Headquartered in Cranbury, New Jersey, Innophos has manufacturing operations across the United States, in Canada, Mexico and China. For more information, please visit www.innophos.com. 'IPHS-G'
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