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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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. 

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.

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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