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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Early registration deadline for ACS Denver

The early registration deadline for ACS Denver is closing in - make sure to save money and register by January 30, 2015.

Applications being accepted for the 2015 USNC/IUPAC Young Observers Program

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), a worldwide leader in advancing the chemical sciences, is holding its 48th General Assembly (August 6-13, 2015) and its 45th Congress (August 9-14, 2015) in Busan, South Korea.

The U.S. National Committee for IUPAC is seeking outstanding U.S. scientists and engineers under the age of 45, with interests and expertise related to the working groups of IUPAC, to travel as Young Observers to South Korea. The USNC/IUPAC will provide travel fellowships of $2500 to successful candidates.

This Young Observer Program provides an excellent opportunity to become involved in the work of IUPAC, develop an international network of scientists and engineers, and represent your U.S. colleagues in the chemical sciences.

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. 

Models-Based Chemistry Instruction on March 7 at Franklin High School, Franklin, MA

Join us for an introduction to models-based instruction! We are delighted to have presentations from two veteran modelers for the NEACT Southern Division meeting.

Applications now being accepted for post-doctoral position in chemistry education research at Miami University with Stacey Lowery Bretz

Chemistry and Biochemistry: Postdoctoral Fellow for a 12-month (renewable) position in Chemistry Education Research (CER) , beginning August 2015 (negotiable start date), to work with Stacey Lowery Bretz on an NSF-funded project to investigate the role of cluster analysis in identifying misconceptions regarding particulate, symbolic, and macroscopic representations in undergraduate learning of chemistry; mentor CER graduate and undergraduate students; participate in joint group meetings with the CER groups at Miami University.

The IONiC Community holding Heterogeneous Catalysis at the Frontiers of Inorganic Chemistry workshop

The IONiC Community is holding a workshop on Heterogeneous Catalysis at the Frontiers of Inorganic Chemistry. This workshop encoils inorganic faculty, postdocs, and graduate students into the supportive community of scholars known as IONiC (Interactive Online Network of Inorganic Chemistry).

Special election results for the 2015 DivCHED Chair-Elect

We have concluded the special election for Chair-Elect for 2015. The winner is Cathy Middlecamp of the University of Wisconsin.

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