Conference of Mayors/DuPont Partnership Promotes “Science in the School Day”
January 28, 2013
DuPont Public Relations Manager Mary Kate Campbell spoke to our mayors about DuPont’s Platinum Partnership with The U.S. Conference of Mayors. She noted that over the past 12 years DuPont and the Conference of Mayors have worked to assist mayors in making their cities safer, smarter and healthier.
For the past 12 years, DuPont has invested more than $5 million and numerous resources to assist mayors in making cities safer, smarter and healthier. From science education to safety to state of the art turnout gear for first responders, DuPont has partnered with mayors for the betterment of our cities.
In 2013, the partnership will continue to focus on our cities’ elementary school children through the Science in the School Day Program. DuPont will also expand their offerings in this area to reach out to science educators. DuPont will offer science teachers access to national programs that will help them find new and inventive ways to make math and science interesting.
To that end, DuPont will work with mayor’s to nominate 20 teachers to attend the National Science Teachers Association’s National Conference in San Antonio in April of this year. DuPont will also work with mayor’s to nominate another 20 teachers to send to different raceways across the country to attend a program called Driving SCIENCE. Driving SCIENCE is a professional development institute sponsored by DuPont Motor Sports, Daytona International Speedway, and Clemson University where teams of teachers work to strengthen content knowledge in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines and take them back to their classrooms.
Additionally, with the tragic events that have been taking place around the country, DuPont is committed to protecting the people who protect us - law enforcement, firefighters, first responders.
As part of this partnership, DuPont will select cities to donate turnout gear and bullet resistant vests made with Kevlar and Nomex to provide state of the art protection to help guard those who so bravely put their lives at risk for others.
For more information on these programs or to schedule a Science in the School Day event, contact DuPont at firstname.lastname@example.org.