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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. 

Click here to read more about how Eastman Foundation advocates for action. Learn More

Supplies for Soldiers

Empowerment

A little bit of home can go a long way for military service members stationed overseas. That’s why Eastman sponsors the Supplies for Soldiers program, an initiative that sends care packages to our soldiers to boost morale and help our troops.

During the 2017 holiday season, Eastman shipped almost 40,000 items to U.S. service members. Team members at multiple Eastman sites participate in the Supplies for Soldiers program, demonstrating support for the network of loved ones, family and friends on active duty outside the United States.

Supporters can make a monetary contribution through the Eastman Foundation PayPal account.

If you would like to donate suggested items, submit a soldier’s name or have questions about Supplies for Soldiers, please contact Angela McCamy at (423) 229-6407 or amccamy@eastman.com.

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

Understanding the ocean that connects our world

Empowerment   Economic Development

Because the ocean and ocean life are fundamental to our climate and weather systems, Eastman Foundation is supporting Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) in developing innovative ways to observe and measure ocean processes. These new instruments will allow scientists to collect data in new places and to deeper depths as they strive to understand the ocean's role in our climate and investigate how our changing planet affects ocean life and water systems. 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