Each year Alltech constructs at least one new state-of-the-art science laboratory for a Kentucky primary school. Since 2007, nine primary school laboratories have been completed. Our work in each school does not end when the last new glass beaker is placed in the lab. Instead, we send a member of our research team to assist the teacher with special projects and events, thrilling children that a “real scientist” is in their classroom. Our researcher’s hands-on experiments and demonstrations inspire children to pursue science and a greater curiosity about the world around them.
Regular visits focus on the numerous career paths available in the sciences, stretching children to think more broadly about their futures. Alltech scientists are also involved with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) clubs and agriculture programs of local schools in different countries around the world.