The Intersociety Polymer Education Council (IPEC) is a non-profit organization of polymer-related professional societies. IPEC promotes science education by encouraging and facilitating the incorporation of polymer topics in K - 12 classrooms. In the few years since its inception, IPEC has had a pronounced impact on science education in the United States. Through its on-going Polymer Ambassador program, more than 25, 000 teachers already have received hands-on training in polymer topics. It has been estimated that this has resulted in more than one million K - 12 students learning about polymers.