Raising the Bar in Math and Science
Eastman’s MathElites and ScienceElites programs provide insightful and inspirational training to math and science teachers. Empowering teachers to apply fresh and creative teaching strategies and practical applications strengthens existing curriculum and is having an exponential impact in the classroom.
In partnership with East Tennessee State University Center of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education, the programs have benefitted more than 40,000 students.
Science teachers (elementary) in Eastman’s home communities can gain valuable insights for teaching the physical sciences through our SciencElites program.
This is an initiative that brings together Eastman’s own scientists, representatives from the East Tennessee State University Center of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education and participating school systems for the purpose of enhancing existing science curriculums in the public schools.
Selected teachers attend a two-week intensive graduate level summer class where they learn new teaching strategies through demonstrations, lab tours and assistance with lesson planning. The participants then take the concepts and hands-on experiments back to their classrooms.