CRANBURY, N.J., Dec. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Innophos Holdings Inc. today announced its continued commitment to supporting science education and leadership. For the second year in a row, Innophos is partnering with the Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF), to sponsor its You Be the Chemist Essential ElementsSM program. In addition, Innophos was a sponsor at the Annual Gala for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the world's leading organization for chemical engineering professionals.
"We are thrilled to partner with organizations dedicated to inspiring the next generation of scientists, engineers and chemical industry leaders," said Kim Ann Mink, Ph.D., Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "At Innophos, science and innovation are at the heart of our business and we are committed to fostering science literacy and sparking curiosity starting at an early age. The CEF and AIChE programs play an important role in improving the quality of STEM education to students of all ages."
The CEF Essential Elements program offers primary and middle school educators access to resources and support to conduct hands-on STEM-based learning in the classroom, at no cost to the school or participating educators. Innophos' sponsorship will support Essential Elements school workshops in local communities and will provide needed supplies and educational resources.
The 2017 AIChE Gala, which took place on December 6 at the Essex House in New York City, recognized companies and their leaders for inspiring the next generation of engineers. Funds contributed by Innophos and other event supporters will help enable programs that diversify, strengthen and retain undergraduate engineering students and improve pre-college STEM education.
A national organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., 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 800,000 students nationwide.
AIChE is the world's leading organization for chemical engineering professionals, with more than 50,000 members from over 100 countries. AIChE's vision is to provide value as the Global Leader of the Chemical Engineering profession, the lifetime center for professional & personal growth, and security of chemical engineers, and the foremost catalyst in applying chemical engineering expertise in meeting societal needs.
Innophos is a leading international producer of specialty ingredient solutions that deliver far-reaching, versatile benefits for the food, health, nutrition and industrial markets. We leverage our expertise in the science and technology of blending and formulating phosphate, mineral and botanical based ingredients to help our 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. In 2017 Innophos acquired Novel Ingredients and NutraGenesis, further expanding its food, health and nutrition platform. For more information, please visit www.innophos.com. 'IPHS-G'
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