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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Abstract Submission for ACS Boston 2015 - March 30 deadline

Greetings from the DivCHED meeting co-chairs for the "fall" 2015 national meeting in Boston (to be held this summer from August 16-20). This will be the 250th ACS national meeting - there must be a special term for such an event! If it was a 250th anniversary it would be sestercentennial. But it isn't. Oh well.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT - The MAPS system will close to authors for the CHED symposia on Monday, March 30 at 11:59PM.

NERM 2015, ACS Northeast Regional Meeting

The Cornell Section of the American Chemical Society will host the 40th Northeast Regional Meeting (NERM 2015) at Ithaca College, Ithaca NY.

Meeting theme: The Finger Lakes Region Goes Green!
Abstract Submissions deadline: Monday, April 6, 2015
Online Registration deadline: May 22, 2015

Receive tuition assistance while pursuing your teaching career

The American Chemical Society can help you pursue your dream of becoming a high school chemistry teacher with the ACS-Hach teacher scholarships: ACS-Hach Post-Baccalaureate Teacher scholarships and the ACS-Hach Second Career Teacher Scholarships. Both scholarship opportunities award recipients up to $6,000 for full-time study and up to $3,000 for part-time annually. Learn more about these opportunities at www.acs.org/hachscholarships. Applications are due on April 1, 2015.

Classroom Grant Opportunity for High School Chemistry Teachers

The American Chemical Society is currently seeking applications from teachers interested in enhancing their high school chemistry class with the ACS-Hach High School Chemistry Classroom Grant. Teachers can request up to $1,500 to support ideas that improve student learning and achievement within the classroom. Grant writing assistance and application details are available at www.acs.org/hachgrants. Applications are due by April 1, 2015.

Nominations for ACS Fellows Opens February 1, 2015

Nominations for ACS fellows opened February 1, 2015 and close at 11:59PM April 1, 2015.  The American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellows Program was created by the ACS Board of Directors in December 2008 to recognize members of ACS for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and the Society. Eligibility criteria for nominees and nominators  and the selection criteria  can be found here: http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/fellows/eligibility-criteria.html

Congratulations to the January 2015 Passer Education Grant Awardees

Michael Fultz, West Virginia State University
LC/MS: The Techniques of Electrospray, APCI and APPI sponsored by the American Society of Mass Spectroscopy in St. Louis, MO in 2015

Charles Abrams,Truman College 
3-D Printing: From Trinkets to Teaching in July 2015 at the Center for Biomolecular Modeling in Milwaukee, WI

Deborah Rosenthal, Washington State Community College
Laboratory Safety/Chemical Hygiene Officer Course in July 2015 in Norfolk, VA

Sarah St Angelo, Dickinson College
Heterogeneous Catalysis: An IONiC Summer Workshop at the Frontiers of Inorganic Chemistry in the summer of 2015 at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA

Timothy Trygstad, College of St. Scholastica
GC-MS Training in August 2015 as part of the Unity Lab Services Courses offered in West Palm Beach, FL 

James Yoder. Hesston College
Nanotechnology Chautaugua Course in May 2015 in Dayton, Ohio

For information on the Dorothy and Moses Passer Education Grants (Established 1992), visit http://www.divched.org/awards/dorothy-and-moses-passer-education-fund-0.

Call for Nominations: The 2015 James Flack Norris Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Teaching of Chemistry

Deadline: April 15, 2015

Nominations are invited for the 2015 James Flack Norris Award, which consists of a certificate and an honorarium of $3,000 and is given annually by the Northeastern Section (NESACS).  The presentation will take place at a ceremony and dinner in November 2014, and will include a formal address by the awardee.  The Award was established in 1950 by NESACS to honor the memory of James Flack Norris (1871-1940), a professor of chemistry at Simmons College and M.I.T., chair of NESACS in 1904, and ACS President in 1925-26. 

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