NCSSS thanks the 2022 partners for their support of the Professional Conference and other STEM initiatives.

Interested in partnering with NCSSS? Contact Kerry Kerr for more information.

2022 partners are listed in alphabetical order.

The American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) was established in 2014 as a professional community by and for K–12 teachers of chemistry.

Our vision is to inspire and empower K–12 chemistry educators. It is our mission to support the success of educators by providing quality resources, professional development, and networking opportunities.

Founded in 1876 and chartered by the U.S. Congress, we are one of the world’s largest scientific organizations with more than 155,000 members in 150 countries. Our mission is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people. Our vision is to improve people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry.

The Anatomage Table is the most technologically advanced 3D anatomy visualization system for anatomy and physiology education and is being adopted by many of the world’s leading medical schools and institutions. It has been featured in the TEDTalks Conference, PBS, Fuji TV, and numerous other journals for its innovative approach to anatomy presentation. The operating table form factor combined with Anatomage’s renowned radiology software and clinical content separates the Anatomage Table from any other imaging system on the market.

Avant Food Media celebrates its one-year anniversary in 2022. In that short time, we started with a blank slate and established a new model designed for the future of trade media with our first venture, Commercial Baking.

Rooted in service to the industry and founded on commitment, service and respect, Commercial Baking sifts through the noise in bakery B2B media by offering content that focuses on quality without compromise. We are here to bring you fresh takes on trends and innovations for the commercial baking industry.

Commercial Baking delivers a hybrid of targeted quarterly publications that take a deep dive into the latest trends and the cutting-edge supplier innovations that support them. The issues are supplemented by two annual special editions on new products and innovations.

Thousands of baking industry careers are available at

This industry careers site offers a library of career development and resume-building tools as well as access to thousands of job and internship opportunities and the ability for candidates to upload resumes so hiring managers can contact them directly.

BEMA is an international, non-profit trade association representing leading bakery and food equipment manufacturers and suppliers.

BEMA connects, educates and provides resources for its members and the industries they serve.

Black & Veatch is an employee-owned engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company with a 100-year legacy of innovations in sustainable infrastructure.

We go beyond the project. We break down social, economic and geographic barriers by making life’s critical resources accessible to all. Our work empowers our clients with the knowledge, ownership and confidence they need to make meaningful differences.

Challenge Success partners with schools, families, and communities to embrace a broad definition of success and to implement research-based strategies that promote student well-being and engagement with learning.

Our work helps to transform the student experience and foster learners who are balanced, engaged, and prepared for the wide variety of opportunities and challenges they will face as adults.

Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid and its derivatives, and a leading supplier of emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins and algae ingredients.

We use our unique expertise in fermentation and other processes to deliver sustainable solutions for the preservation of food and food production, health, and our planet. For over 100 years, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to safety, quality, innovation and performance. Drawing on our deep application and product knowledge, we work side-by-side with customers to make our cutting-edge technologies work for them. Our solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics.

At Corbion, we live our brand promise “Keep creating”, through our science, clear understanding of the markets we serve, and of course through our creative people.

Corbion’s strategy and every aspect of our operations are built around advancing sustainability and applying high ethical standards, whether this relates to the management of our global supply chain, responsible procurement of our raw materials, or the safety and wellbeing of our people.

Ewing Marion Kauffman was an entrepreneur and humanitarian, whose innovative and long-lasting contributions have benefited millions of people in his hometown of Kansas City and beyond.

The Kauffman Foundation Conference Center is a nationally recognized convening site located adjacent to the Foundation offices in Kansas City. This facility welcomes more than 75,000 thought leaders per year.

To serve science, Thermo Fisher Scientific needs to stay ahead of it, we need to anticipate customer needs. We need to constantly think about advancing science, so customers have the freedom to be bolder and more innovative – we are committed to pushing science and technology a step beyond where it is today.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue of approximately $35 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 90,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon.

Illinois Institute of Technology is a private, technology-focused research university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, science, architecture, business, design, human sciences, applied technology, and law.

One of 21 institutions that comprise the Association of Independent Technological Universities (AITU), Illinois Tech offers exceptional preparation for professions that require technological sophistication, an innovative mindset, and an entrepreneurial spirit.

From the heart of Kansas, the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science (KAMS) at Fort Hays State University (FHSU) equips students to reach higher and seize the future. KAMS is Kansas’ premier early college program designed to provide a STEM-focused academic experience for gifted & talented 11th & 12th-grade students.

For more than 75 years, MRIGlobal’s research and engineering contributions have been advancing knowledge and improving our world.

MRIGlobal’s focus is translating new technologies that support better health outcomes for humans, animals, and our environment. We apply our diverse and cutting-edge technical capabilities and expertise to provide smart, collaborative solutions that solve our customers’ precise needs. We deliver global technology-based research in national security and defense, energy and environment, life and animal sciences, agriculture and food safety, and transportation.

Quality, robust ingredient automation. Reliable, repeatable process management. Unmatched service and exceptional value create enduring relationships. Welcome to Shick Esteve. The only global provider focused solely on food.

We’ve utilized our 60 years of food industry expertise to engineer full-system automation solutions for every budget and every need — large or small. From food manufacturing to process management, we’re dedicated to helping industry leaders around the world exceed standards for productivity and safety. We provide innovative solutions for data integration, process control, and ingredient storage for our partners in food-related industries from pet food to pastries.

The University of Cambridge, founded in 1209, has a worldwide reputation for outstanding academic achievement and is consistently ranked as one of the world’s best universities. It is formed from a variety of institutions, which include 31 Colleges and more than 100 academic departments. The Colleges are governed by their own regulations but are integral to the make-up of the University of Cambridge. All students are members of a College; this is the place where they eat, live, socialize, and receive their supervisions.

St John’s College, which was founded in 1511, is one of the biggest Colleges in Cambridge and one of the most stunning places in the world for students to live and learn!

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research was born from the audacious vision of our founders, James E. Stowers Jr. and his wife Virginia, who wanted to provide an environment of extraordinary scientific research.

Today, more than two decades later, their vision has become a remarkable reality. Stowers scientists are catalysts for discoveries that are transforming our understanding of human health and disease.

Stowers Institute scientists have the academic freedom to ask innovative questions with unique research animals that would be difficult to ask in more mainstream models. On your tour, you will meet two unique research animals, Planaria and cavefish, and discover why they enable scientists to gain new insight into regeneration and metabolic disease.

UMKC is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area. The faculty are leaders in their fields — and they’re within reach. The 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio means professors know their students’ names and take mentorship seriously.

UMKC students come from all 50 states and 85+ countries, enriching the community with diverse perspectives. And with more than 125 academic areas, UMKC students have a lot of opportunities to explore on their way to discovering and creating their perfect career.

UMKC is at the heart of a thriving urban area, and the city’s life and energy influence everything that happens here. UMKC is Kansas City’s university.