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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.

DivCHED offers a variety of awards for members include travel and recognition.

DivCHED offers resources such as blogs and webinars along with a variety of other useful materials.

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Welcome New Members!

The Division would like to welcome all new members of ACS Division of Chemical Education. Many of you may have joined this Division to network and become more involved. An easy way to get involved may be joining a committee. To do so, self-nominate yourself for participation in one of our committees

News and Announcements

Recent Passer Education Grant Recipients

Kristy Jurchen and Chun-Hung Wang have both recently been awarded Dorothy And Moses Passer Education Grants. These grants are intended to support faculty in small programs that do not have graduate programs in the chemical sciences who are also Division of Chemical Education members. Application deadlines are January 1st, April 1st, and September 1st of each year.

Jurchen, who teaches at Concordia University in Nebraska, has received support to attend the National Conference to Advance POGIL Practice. Wang, who teaches at Northland Pioneer College in Arizona, has received support to attend the ACS Two-Year Faculty Workshop.

Congratulations to both of our award winners!

Member Spotlight

DivCHED member, Ranjika Priyadarshi Bopegedera, was recently featured in ACS Industry Matters!

ACS DivCHED Meeting Conduct Policy

ACS DivCHED is committed to providing a positive, safe, and professional environment for all who participate in its meetings and conferences. In December 2021, ACS DivCHED approved the ACS DivCHED Meeting Conduct Policy.

COCTYC/2YC3 Member Highlights

Members of the Committee on Chemistry in the Two-Year Colleges and Two-Year College Chemistry Consortium have some excited announcements. Congratulations Melanie and Scott!

Melanie Harvey (2YC3 Membership Chair) is the co-PI on a recently awarded NSF grant "Building a Sustainable Community College CURE Program" (DUE-2211697). This is a four-year grant under the NSF program “Advancing Innovation and Impact in Undergraduate STEM Education at Two-year Institutions of Higher Education.”

Scott Donnelly (2YC3 Future Meetings Chair) is the PI on a recently awarded USDA NIFA grant which will purchase one GC-MS and two 1H/19F/13C 60MHz benchtop NMRs. This equipment will be used to incorporate food fraud into the General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry curricula.

Scott Donnelly (2YC3 Future Meetings Chair) recently published a case study called "Life in the Fat Lane", which deals with the biochemistry of bear hibernation. It can be found on the NSTA National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science website: