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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

Congratulations to the 2024 National ACS Award Recipients

The recipients will be honored at the award ceremony Tuesday, March 19, 2024, in conjunction with ACS Spring 2024 in New Orleans. 

ACS Award for Achievement in Research for the Teaching and Learning of Chemistry, supported by an endowed fund established by the ACS Exams Institute: Georgios Tsaparlis, University of Ioannina 

James Bryant Conant Award in High School Chemistry Teaching, supported by an endowed fund established by the Journal of Chemical Education and the Chemical Education Xchange: Laura J. Trout, Lancaster Country Day School 

George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education, supported by an endowed fund established by the ACS Division of Chemical Education and the Board of Publications that supports the Journal of Chemical Education and Chemical Education Xchange: Donald J. Wink, University of Illinois Chicago

Get Involved in DivCHED!

Are you looking to get more involved in the Division? Want to nominate a colleague or yourself for a committee appointment? Let us know by completing the “Get-Involved” nomination form. 

We seek to be inclusive of all members including chemical education practitioners and researchers across all levels of institutions as we try to match qualified individuals to service opportunities that they are interested in, have the appropriate skills to do and will benefit the Division. 

The form allows individuals to share additional information about why you want to become involved in the Division and your qualifications. The Committee on Personnel and Nominations will begin reviewing committee interest by September 30. There may be limited vacancies on some committees, so if you’re not invited to serve during this round, keep trying! For more information or questions, contact

2023 ACS Fellows

Congratulations to the following DivCHED members who have been named ACS Fellows: 

Kristen L. Murphy 
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 

Jane E. Wissinger 
University of Minnesota 

Samuella B. Sigmann 
Appalachian State University (Retired)

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!