Apr 21, 2017

Ingevity partners with DeRidder area schools to engage future scientists


DERIDDER, La., April 21, 2017 – Ingevity recently partnered with three local schools to boost student engagement in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM): Carver Elementary School, DeRidder Junior High School and Pinewood Elementary School. In conjunction with school officials, Ingevity employees hosted a math and science night, including a math competition.

“We have a vested interest in the development of children in our community. By sparking a passion for STEM fields at a young age and growing that interest in the latter years of their education, we can share opportunities and career paths – right here in their hometown – our youth may not have known existed,” stated Danny Kyle, plant manager of Ingevity’s DeRidder facility.

On math and science night at the elementary schools, Ingevity employees demonstrated how to find the pH of a substance, different states of matter, chemical changes associated with gas evolution, optics, kinetics, reversible reactions, acid-base chemistry and density, through a variety of experiments with students.

By hosting the math competition at the junior high school, students solved mathematical equations in a timed setting – teaching them how to think under pressure while competing amongst their peers. Each round of the competition focused on speed, accuracy, problem-solving, mathematical reasoning and collaboration.

Pictured: Jeff English, chemist, demonstrates the physics of pulleys and how simple machines of the past remain the building blocks of today’s construction industry.

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Ingevity provides specialty chemicals and high-performance carbon materials and technologies that help customers solve complex problems. These products are used in a variety of demanding applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, printing inks and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions. Through a team of talented and experienced people, Ingevity develops, manufactures and brings to market products and processes that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Headquartered in North Charleston, S.C., Ingevity operates from 25 locations around the world and employs approximately 1,500 people. The company is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: NGVT). For more information, visit


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