We establish partnerships that further educational excellence, crossing boundaries and setting goals at multiple levels of academia.
Bringing Ocean Science to the Classroom
Through a partnership with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Dobyns-Bennett High School at the company’s global headquarters in Kingsport, TN, students are being challenged to apply cross-disciplinary learnings to real world issues and problems in a unique capstone course focused on ocean processes. By interacting with some of the world’s top ocean scientists on active research projects, students are exposed to experiences that will give them a competitive advantage while continuing their education and entering the workforce.
Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries
Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries (CEDC) is a student-led service learning initiative from Clemson University that works with local communities in rural Haiti to develop engineering solutions that improve quality of life. Eastman is proud to partner with this organization, both through financial support and by sharing employee expertise as mentors to CEDC students.
The Eastman Foundation is offering a matching gift opportunity for our partnership with CEDC in 2016. Help Eastman and CEDC create viable and meaningful change:
Empowering future leaders through Design Education
The Eastman Foundation and the Eastman Innovation Lab are investing in Aether Global Education, a nonprofit, think tank focused on transformative learning through design education. Eastman understands the collective value of public-private partnerships is exponential and invests in those that can improve communities around the world. Aether's project based approach of exposing future leaders to real world problem solving across cultures and geographies combined with their support of improving quality of life compliments Eastman's commitment to delivering value to our global community.