DivCHED serves as a means of focusing and enhancing the interests and efforts of all constituencies involved in the teaching and learning of chemistry at every level.
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-Chemical Education News & Announcements-

Welcome to the ACS Division of Chemical Education website. Here you can keep up-to-date with activities, news, and opportunities in chemical education. Do you have something interesting you'd like to share with the Division?
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What Chemists Do - Mary Beth Mulcahy, Ph.D, investigator at the U.S. Chemical Safety Board

DivCHED member Mary Beth Mulcahy, Ph.D, is feature in the ACS What Chemists Do video series. Dr. Mulcahy is an investigator at the U.S. Chemical Safety Board. Listen as Mulcahy shares her experience working at the CSB and what it takes for young professionals to be an investigator.

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN Assistant Professor in Chemical Education Research

Apply online (http:employment.unl.edu) to Requisition #F_160086

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. The position is anticipated to emphasize research that complements current departmental efforts in chemical education. This includes research areas such as assessment, fundamental investigations of student learning in chemistry, investigations of efficacy and effectiveness of research-based instructional strategies, and student retention in chemistry.

CHEMISTRY IN CONTEXT 9e WORKSHOP

Who: Those who teach an intro chemistry course to non-chemistry majors.

Where: Loyola University Chicago

When: June 16 & 17 (noon on 6/16 to 5:30 PM on 6/17, dinner to follow).

Why:  To explore ways to teach chemistry using real-world contexts. Chapter 1 of the book focuses on the chemistry of portable electronics, and other chapters extract chemistry involved in contexts such as skin protection from the sun, air quality, energy, and food and nutrition. There is a lab manual that accompanies the book, and it contains investigations that allow students to question real-life scenarios and conduct experiments like a scientist following the science writing heuristic.

How much: $100, which includes meals, accommodations in the Loyola dorm, and workshop materials.

SEH DOCTORATES IN THE WORKFORCE, 1993-2013

In today’s economy, knowledge is key. Advanced education provides individuals with access to many opportunities for meaningful and impactful careers, and benefits employers who rely on new and better ideas to innovate and compete. Given the importance of these individuals to our economy, it is vital to understand their employment characteristics. Using this interactive infographic, explore the diverse pathways traveled by science, engineering, and health (SEH) doctorates as they progress through their careers.

Maximizing Your Conference Experience

By David Wren

Conferences are many things to many people. They can be both exciting and stressful, a lot of work and a lot of fun. Conferences can be expensive, when registration, travel, food and lodging are all factored in. So how do you maximize your conference experience? We (Younger Chemistry Education Scholars) asked 22 experienced conference-goers for their tips on how to get the most out of a conference. We are excited to share with you the results of this informal survey and hope you find their sage advice beneficial! So, before heading to your first or next conference, here are some pro-tips on getting the most out of your time at a conference.

CHED deadline for abstract submission for the ACS National Meeting in Washington D.C.

Hello CHED Folks and Friends!

This is a reminder that the CHED deadline for abstract submission for the ACS National Meeting in Washington D.C. is Monday, March 27, 2017.

The reasons the CHED abstract submission deadline is earlier than other divisions (April 10 for some) is:

1) the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco is April 2-6 with governance meetings 3-4 days beforehand, and few people remember to submit abstracts during the meeting;
2) the deadlines for program workup and completion fixed by ACS after the meeting are really tight; and,
3) the CHED program is often the largest and needs more time to prepare

Please get your abstracts submitted as soon as possible. We understand the difficulties behind the convergence of the Spring ACS meeting calendar with the Fall ACS meeting program deadlines, and we’ll work with folks as best we can. Thank you for your understanding and patience!

Please don’t hesitate to contact Washington D.C. chairs Denyce Wicht (dwicht@suffolk.edu), Beatriz Rios-Mckee (beatriz.rios-mckee@nokia.com), or me (miller_t1@heritage.edu) if you have any questions.

Cheers!
Denyce, Beatriz, and Tyson
ACS CHED Program Chairs for Washington DC Fall 2017

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What Chemists Do - Matthew Grandbois, Corporate Account Market Manager, Dow

DivCHED member Matthew Grandbois, Corporate Account Market Manager, Dow , is featured in the ACS What Chemists Do video series. Matthew Grandbois is a Corporate Account Market Manager at Dow Electronic Materials. Matt utilizes his background in R&D to develop technologies and products that meet the needs of Dow’s key customers. In his interview, Matt shares his story of how he uses his background and knowledge to serve customers and the types of skills young chemists need to work in the industry. Take a look at the video below.

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