Chemical Education Research Report, Fall 2019

Greetings from the Chemical Education Research Committee (CERC)! We have been busy with new and continuing initiatives that forward our mission to inform chemical educators, foster scholarship, and encourage improvement of the quality of chemistry education research.
Specifically, we are working on the following:
Chemistry Education Research Sponsored Symposia and Events:

  • NEW: BCCE 2020 Symposium on Research-Based Instructional Strategies in Chemistry Education
    • In collaboration with SOCED, the Two-Year College Chemistry Consortium, and the American Association of Chemistry Teachers
    • Symposium submitted in Aug 19, stay tuned for updates as BCCE 2020 approaches!
  • New and Noteworthy in Chem Ed Research symposia at Spring ACS Meetings
  • Research to Practice symposia at BCCE and Fall ACS Meetings (during non-BCCE years)
  • CER symposia at all national meetings (Spring and Fall ACS as well as BCCE)
  • CER symposia in collaboration with other ACS technical divisions. Partnership with the Division of Organic in place for Spring 2020 ACS Meeting in Philadelphia

Additional CER Initiatives:

  • Undergraduate CER poster judging and awards (Spring ACS meetings in collaboration with YCES)
  • Moderation of the CER listserv through the ChemEd-X server
  • Development of CER resources web pages
  • Coordination of Webinar series previously led by the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Collaboration with other technical divisions (such as the Division of Organic Chemistry) to offer joint symposia to help bridge CER research to practice

Our next open committee meeting with be the Spring 2020 ACS Meeting in Philadelphia. We hope to see many of you there!
Melonie Teichert – CER Committee Chair
United States Naval Academy

Joi Walker – CER Committee Co-Chair
East Carolina University

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