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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ACS Fellows Nominations Due April 1, 2019

Nominations for ACS fellows opened February 1, 2019 and will close at 11:59PM on April 1, 2019.  The American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellows Program was created by the ACS Board of Directors i

Introduction to Theoretical Frameworks for Research in Chemistry/Science Education

Discipline-based educational research often builds upon three elements: a theoretical perspective or “lens;” a methodology or methodological framework; and a set of explicit research questions the

Music and Chemistry in Education Workshop sponsored by ACS SOCED

Attention ACS DivCHED Members!

Don't miss the Music and Chemistry in Education Workshop to be held during the Spring ACS Meeting in Orlando. The workshop is sponsored by the ACS Society Committee on Education, hosted by Peter Banks, and held in the Lake Eola A/B Room in the Hilton Orlando Hotel on Monday, April 1, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Find more details here!

Call for Nominations: The 2019 James Flack Norris Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Teaching of Chemistry

Deadline: April 15th, 2019

Nominations are invited for the 2019 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 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.

For more information on how to apply, download the Call for Nominations.

For more information about the Award including a list of past award recipients, see http://www.nesacs.org/awards_norris.html. Any questions about the Award or the
nomination process should be directed to the Chair of the Norris Award Committee, George A. O’Doherty, G.ODoherty@neu.edu.

Congratulations to the 2019 Elected Officers of the Division of Chemical Education

Congratulations to the following elected officers of the Division as they begin their roles on the Executive Committee.

Chair-Elect: Dawn Del Carlo (winner)

Symposia proposals for the fall ACS national meeting to be held in San Diego on August 25-29, 2019

Dear DivCHED Members,

Now that the turkey leftovers are dwindling, we send this reminder that it is already time to propose symposia for the fall ACS national meeting to be held in San Diego on August 25-29, 2019. 

Proposals are solicited for any chemical education-related topic. It would be especially great to have proposals related to the meeting's primary theme: “Chemistry and Water". Many thanks to those of you who have already submitted symposia for the meeting!

If you are interested in organizing a symposium, please send your symposium title, abstract, category (open, invited, or both) and contact information for each organizer to your meeting co-chairs, Iona Black (diblack4@gmail.com) and Li-Qiong Wang (li_qiong_wang@brown.edu) as well as Patrick Daubenmire (pdauben@luc.edu), CHED program chair.

In order to make the advertisement of the symposium in the C&EN Call For Papers we need your submission by Saturday, December 01, 2018. 

Later submissions will be considered but you will have missed the deadline to be advertised in C&EN.

We look forward to seeing many of you in San Diego next fall!

Iona Black, Li-Qiong Wang, and Patrick Daubenmire

"Team San Diego-Fall 2019"

Anna Wilson, 2018 DivCHED Outstanding Service Award

It is my distinct honor to draw attention to the recipient of the Division of Chemical Education’s Outstanding Service Award, our beloved Anna Wilson. 

In her nomination, it was suggested that this is the “Year For Anna”. And why?

She has completed her years of service as our Treasurer.  It also is a year when Anna is continuing her work with the Division by agreeing to stay on as a regular member of the Finance Committee. Thus, for many reasons it would be a perfect time to wrap our arms around Anna, recall her many accomplishments, and convey our appreciation for her years of service.

The composition of these comments was difficult, not because it is difficult to honor Anna – far from it!- but because, normally , when we need to compile information about our distinguished service recipients , Anna is the go-to for the institutional memory that we need. So I apologize at the outset for any omissions we might have here.

Anna has been a member of the division since 1975—let that sink in — 1975, the President was named Ford and the top music of the day was The Bee Gees “Jive Talkin” and the Captain and Tenille’s “Love Will Keep Us Together”. Over the years Anna  has performed a number of different leadership roles: Many of you know her as the Treasurer of the Division from 2000 until this past year but you might not recall that Anna was program chair for the 1998 BCCE in Ontario, Canada and later served a four year term as the Program Chair for the Division. 


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