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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Division of Chemical Education Travel Award

DivCHED provides this service to members to grant financial support for travel to meetings. Up to 12 members will receive the award each year. The DivCHED Travel Award provides up to 80% of travel expenses for one meeting with a limit of $1,000 for the BCCE or Spring National ACS Meeting. To be considered for this award, you must be in at least your third year as a member of the Division of Chemical Education at the time of application. The award application deadline is September 15, 2015. Click here for more information and to apply now.

Green Chemistry Education Roadmap Initiative Survey

Dear Member of the Division of Chemical Education:

The ACS Green Chemistry Institute invites you to participate in our Green Chemistry Education Roadmap Initiative Survey. We are seeking your input about current chemistry teaching practices, the importance of teaching certain chemistry concepts, and barriers to curriculum changes.

Sally Mitchell named 2015-16 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow

Congratulations to Sally Mitchell who was named a 2015-16 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow by The U.S.

How I Survived My First Year as a New Faculty Member

by David Wren, Assistant Teaching Professor & Director of the Chemistry Center at Wake Forest University, Department of Chemistry

Congratulations, you have a “real” job in academia. Prepare for the crushing weight of expectations, doubt that you really belong in front of the class, and unmatched excitement that you have finally “made it”. My first year teaching at Wake Forest University was the most difficult year of my life. It was also one of the most exciting. What I expected to be hard was much easier than what expected to be easy. Here is my autoethnographic study of my first year of as a new faculty member in a Chemistry department.

2016 BCCE is now accepting symposium proposals

2016 BCCE is currently accepting symposium proposals at http://bcce-submissions.com/

2015 ACS Fellows who are DivCHED members – Congratulations!

The American Chemical Society has named 78 members as ACS Fellows. Of these 78, 17 are Division of Chemical Education members.

WCC Rising Star Award, August 31, 2015 Application Deadline

The Women Chemists Committee is pleased to honor outstanding women chemists approaching mid-level careers who have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their respective fields each

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