An education outreach team from Croda, Inc., recently worked with Montgomery School 8th grade students on surfactants and sustainability. Croda, Inc. is a specialty chemical company, located in Delaware, and is UK based. They produce a variety of chemicals for some of the most successful brands, Unilever, Tide, etc.
The different career opportunities available at Croda were discussed, along with the benefit of internships. Students were then engaged in a lively question and answer session. The presentation culminated with a hands on soap making activity using a Croda surfactant. Students proudly took their soap home. Science teacher, Wendy Sheldrick, said, "This was a wonderful opportunity for the 8th grade. We are grateful to Croda for this valuable experience. Students could relate the chemistry they learned, in class, to real world applications."