Winning with Math & Science

Education   Environment   Empowerment

Eastman is guided by the trust between the company, employees, shareholders, and the broader community it touches with the goal of making a difference in a material way to all these entities. We recognize the value that business and industry has on education. Eastman MathElites™️ and SciencElites™️ strengthen the education community by providing in depth study of math and science foundational concepts.

Goals of both programs – to incorporate pedagogy, math content, and best teaching practices that matches state curriculum standards. Teachers engage in hands-on activities and presentation of their work in the daily sessions. This allows them to experience learning in a way that we would like to see them teaching their own students. Participants engage in a variety of investigations in the following areas: mathematical processes, numbers and operations, algebra, geometry and measurement, and data analysis, probability and statistics, with topics for investigations driven by the participants, student data, and local and state math standards.

In addition to learning math content, participants explore questions and ideas about their students’ learning, their teaching, and their curricular approaches. Building teacher networks is an additional bonus of this program.

Supplies for Soldiers

Empowerment

Thanks to our Eastman Foundation team members and our site community partners and neighbors, we collected a record-setting 94,832 items for the 2019 Supplies for Soldiers campaign! In December, more than 1,200 care packages made their way around the globe to 105 U.S. deployed units. Each deployed unit received multiple boxes of toiletries, entertainment items such as books and playing cards, non-perishable food/drink mixes, and practical items, including batteries, note pads and much more. Each unit also received notes and letters from area students sharing their gratitude.


Conserving Ecology

Environment

Eastman advances large-scale, ecological work through its partnership with The Nature Conservancy, one of the world’s leading environmental organizations. We support the conservancy’s global efforts, which include land protection to preserve the habitats of giant pandas in China. We also support the conservancy’s research in nature preserves located in Shady Valley, Tennessee — a rare, high-elevation remnant of the last Ice Age and one of the most ecologically important regions in the Southern Appalachian Mountains.