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STREAMWORKS: Making an Impact

Education   Empowerment

The establishment of a STREAMWORKS, a strong network of coaches and a new STEM gym with practice field are making an extraordinary impact for students at Eastman’s global headquarters in East Tennessee.

Since the formation of STREAMWORKS, an educational partnership powered by the Eastman Foundation, students involved in STEAM activities – specifically robotics – are noting a substantial change. For the first time, Dobyns-Bennett’s FIRST Robotics team earned a spot at the international competition and one of the local middle school teams advanced to the state tournament. STREAMWORKS supports local educational efforts in a number of ways and demonstrates that having the right resources and visionary leadership can spark change that empowers great success. Learn More

Recognizing 20 Under 20

Education   Empowerment   Economic Development

STREAMWORKS, an educational partnership powered by the Eastman Foundation, is celebrating outstanding individuals age 20 and under who demonstrate exemplary achievements in community service, entrepreneurialism, leadership, academics, and STEM activities. Beyond the recognition of these students, this initiative will spotlight the critical necessity of STEM education throughout the Appalachian Highlands region. Encouraging students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math is vital to the survival of the workforce in our region as well as the nation’s economy. Learn More

Great Blue Challenge

Education   Environment   Empowerment   Economic Development

Eastman Foundation, in conjunction with the 2018 G7 Summit, is advocating for action in addressing challenges and identifying innovative solutions to better understand our ocean. In celebration of World Oceans Day, Eastman Foundation is pleased to introduce The Great Blue Challenge. The Challenge is designed to spark innovation - and to find unique, creative and potentially transformative projects that will expedite ocean research. 

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Farm to table

Education   Environment   Empowerment   Economic Development

Eastman Foundation is a corporate partner for Appalachian Sustainable Development, a nonprofit organization that promotes improved access to healthy, garden-grown foods and sustainable agriculture and forestry in areas of Virginia and Tennessee. Currently, ASD supports nine programs that empower farmers and promote sustainability efforts. Eastman Foundation also participates in the ASD’s “Rooted in Appalachia” program by hosting a weekly farmers market at its Tennessee operations and corporate campus. Learn More

Winning with ocean science

Education   Environment   Empowerment

At the company's global headquarters in East Tennessee, students at Dobyns-Bennett High School are being challenged to apply cross-disciplinary learnings to real world issues and problems in a unique capstone course. Most recently, the school's first team took home fifth place at the National Ocean Sciences Bowl Regional Competition in Wilmington, NC. What makes this team unique? The Dobyns-Bennett team is made up of four young ladies that set a great example of the importance of equipping girls in STEAM curriculum to develop a diverse workforce. Learn More

Empowering future leaders through Design Education

Education   Empowerment   Economic Development

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 Foundation 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 Foundation's commitment to delivering value to our global community. Learn More

Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries

Education   Environment   Empowerment   Economic Development

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 Foundation 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 Foundation and CEDC create viable and meaningful change.