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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ACS Spring 2015 Meeting, Denver CO - Call for Papers

While BCCE and San Francisco are coming quickly, planning is already underway for the Denver ACS meeting program in the Division of Chemical Education.

2014 ACS Fellows who are also DivCHED members – Congratulations!

The American Chemical Society has named 99 members as ACS Fellows. Of these 99, 12 are Division of Chemical Education members. The new fellows will be feted at the society’s national meeting in San Francisco in August. We congratulate these new fellows!

Paul T. Anastas – Yale University
Mitchell R. M. Bruce – University of Maine
Arlene A. Garrison – Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Karen E. Grant – Columbia Basin College and Washington State University, Tri-Cities
Larry K. Krannich - University of Alabama, Birmingham (Emeritus)
Nancy E. Levinger - Colorado State University
Loretta Jones – University of Northern Colorad0 (Emerita)
Ron Perkins – Greenwich High School (Retired)
Arlene A. Russell - University of California, Los Angeles
Laura E. Slocum – Heathwood Hall Episcopal School
Linette M. Watkins - James Madison University
Donald J. Wink – University of Illinois, Chicago

For the full list of 2014 ACS Fellows in the C&E news, visit http://cen.acs.org/articles/92/i28/2014-ACS-Fellows.html

So you want to be more involved in the ChemEd community…now what?

by Thomas Bussey, University of California, San Diego

ChemEd can sometime be an isolating and uphill battle. For those of us in a science department, many of our colleagues/other students, however supportive, may not really understand what it is that we do.  For those of us fortunate enough to have ChemEd colleagues/group members, we may find that the diversity of our field leads us to very different research agendas while the demands of teaching/coursework take up a significant portion of our time.

Congratulations to the April 2014 Passer Awardees

The Passer Award Committee has approved the following five proposals for funding. Congratulations to the April 2014 awardees!

Dolores Aquino, San Jacinto College Central, Pasadena, TX to attend the cCWCS “Distance Learning and Hybrid Teaching” workshop in Atlanta, GA in May 2014.

Rebecca Eikey, College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA to attend the cCWCS “Developing and Implementing Case Studies in Undergraduate Chemistry Courses” at the University of California-Riverside in June 2014.

Sean Mulcahy, Providence College, Providence, RI to attend the Avance I training session in 2-D NMR Spectroscopy at Brucker Biospin facilities in Billerica, MA in June 2014.

Karen Torraca, Houghton College, Houghton, NY to attend the cCWCS “Teaching Guided Inquiry Organic Chemistry Laboratories” at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in June 2014.

Frank Yepaz Castillo, Misericordia College, Dallas, PA to attend the cCWCS “Green Chemistry in Education” workshop at the University of Oregon  in July 2014.

For more information on the visitThe Dorothy and Moses Passer Education Fund.

Registration and abstract submission for CERM 2014

Registration is now open and abstracts are being accepted for the 45th ACS Central Regional Meeting.

The meeting is being held October 29 - November 1, 2014 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Pittsburgh - Green Tree. The Exposition and Technical Symposia will cover cutting edge technology in Analytical, Inorganic, Organic, Physical, Biochemical, Polymer, Proteomics, Energy, Diversity and Chemical Education.  Visit http://www.pittsburghacs.org/national/ for more information.

ACS-CEI Award for Incorporation of Sustainability into Chemistry Education

The deadline for nominations for the ACS-CEI Award for Incorporation of Sustainability into Chemistry Education is August 29, 2014. As part of the American Chemical Society’s goal to “Advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people”, the Society’s Committee on Environmental Improvement seeks to recognize those individuals or groups who have made exemplary contributions to the incorporation of sustainability into chemical education. Download the flyer for more information.

Congratulations to Tom Greenbowe and Melanie Cooper

Congratulations to Tom Greenbowe and Melanie Cooper, the winners of the ACS's Pimentel Award and Award for the Advancement of Research on the Teaching and Learning of Chemistry. Tom Greenbowe and Melanie Cooper

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