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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Search for new Journal of Chemical Education Editor-in-Chief

Announcment

The Board of Publication of the Division of Chemical Education (DivCHED) announces the opening of a search for the ninth Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of the Journal of Chemical Education (JCE). The EIC the JCE is responsible for all aspects of its publication either directly or cooperatively through the co-publication agreement with the American Chemical Society (ACS) Publications Division. The EIC is expected to have broad knowledge of chemistry content, chemistry education, and chemistry education research; to possess a clear vision of the role of a peer-reviewed journal; to exhibit diplomacy, good interpersonal skills, decisiveness, and writing/editing ability; and to meet publication deadlines while managing a sizable workload.

Call for Symposia & Workshops for the 2018 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education at the University of Notre Dame

The conference will be held on the beautiful campus of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN from July 29th through August 2, 2018.

REMINDER - Call for Symposia for the Fall 2018 ACS Meeting in Boston

It is time to propose symposia for the fall ACS national meeting to be held in Boston on August 19-23, 2018

The Division of Chemical Education includes members that vary in ethnic/racial background, gender, sexual orientation, and disability status, as well as professional level and area of expertise. To meet the needs of its membership, the Division encourages and supports a wide range of topics for its programming. Specifically, the Division seeks to recruit diverse symposium organizers and to provide programming that attracts speakers of various backgrounds, appeals to a variety of audience members, and focuses on issues related to diversity and inclusion. Proposals are solicited for any topic in chemical education, and it would be especially great to have proposals related to the meeting's primary theme: "Nanoscience, Nanotechnology & Beyond".

NSF STEM Education Advisory Panel Opportunity - nominations due November 30, 2017

Dear UPAB:

As you know, ACS aims to provide high quality chemical information and communicate chemistry’s value to policymakers. In accordance with these goals, ACS staff in the External Affairs & Communication Office has brought to my attention an opportunity for ACS members to nominate themselves to serve on a federal advisory committee that will provide advice and input to government STEM education programs.  

Call for Symposia for the Fall 2018 ACS Meeting in Boston

Now that our clocks have fallen backwards by an hour, it can only mean that it is time to propose symposia for the fall ACS national meeting to be held in Boston on August 19-23, 2018

The Division of Chemical Education includes members that vary in ethnic/racial background, gender, sexual orientation, and disability status, as well as professional level and area of expertise. To meet the needs of its membership, the Division encourages and supports a wide range of topics for its programming. Specifically, the Division seeks to recruit diverse symposium organizers and to provide programming that attracts speakers of various backgrounds, appeals to a variety of audience members, and focuses on issues related to diversity and inclusion. Proposals are solicited for any topic in chemical education, and it would be especially great to have proposals related to the meeting's primary theme: "Nanoscience, Nanotechnology & Beyond".

2018 DivCHED Officer Election Results

We have concluded the election for the 2018 Division officers. We thank you, our members, for your participation in this effort.

Our newly elected officers for 2018 are:
2018 Chair-elect: Irv Levy
2018-2020 Treasurer: David Licata
2018-2020 Councilor: Roxie Allen
2018-2020 Alternate Councilor: Patrick Daubenmire

The Division wishes to acknowledge and thank all those who ran in the fall election. The candidates were: Scott Donnelly, Irv Levy (Chair-elect), Roxie Allen, Jack Barbera, Patrick Daubenmire, Thomas Pentecost (Councilor/Alternate Councilor), and  William J. "Bill" Donovan, David Licata (Treasurer).

Congratulations again to our new officers! We look forward to your leadership in the new year! 

New Edition of SACL Available

SACL CoverThe ACS Committee on Chemical Safety has recently revised the popular “Safety in Academic Chemistry Laboratories,” now in the 8th edition. The PDF of this booklet is at www.acs.org/SACL and it can be purchased in hard copy here. A synopsis of the contents and changes from the 7th edition are located on the purchase webpage. 

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