Fall 2021 DivCHED Committee/Board Meetings and Special Event Schedule

The Division of Chemical Education will be holding their Fall 2021 committee, board, and social events during August 21-24, 2021 virtually via Zoom as well as hybrid meetings. Below you will find the schedule of meetings and events as well as links to register for  or join these meetings. Once your registration is approved, you will be emailed the Zoom information for each registered event.  Please pay special attention to our DivCHED Social Reception which is held Sunday, August 22, 2021 from 6:00PM to 7:00PM. We hope you will consider attending this event as it’s a great opportunity to meet other DivCHED members and colleagues.

If you have any questions, please email Heather Johnson at hljohnson@divched.org.

Times listed are Eastern Standard Time (SET)

Saturday, August 21, 2021
Exams Institute, Board of Trustees 
7:30AM – 12:00PM, HYBRID MEETING, Holiday Inn Atlanta Airport North, Empire Boardroom, Zoom link (no registration required)

Proposed Changes to ACS Division Funding

Proposed Changes to ACS Division Funding The spring 2021 ACS Councilors’ meeting will include a vote on changes to the formula used to allocate a portion of ACS dues out to the 32 technical divisions, including the Division of Chemical Education. We encourage you to read the summary below of the proposed changes and reach out to not only our CHED Councilors (Roxie Allen, Sally Mitchell) and Alternate Councilors (Laura Anna, Rachel Morgan Theall, Steven Fleming, Marty Perry), but also to your Local Section Councilors to let them know whether or not you support the proposed changes to the allocation formula. The DivCHED Executive Committee (“ExComm”) will be discussing this proposed change at the Open Session of our meeting on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 1:30 pm CST. 

What has been the historical allocation formula for technical divisions?

BCCE 2022 - Save the date!

BCCE 2022


Save the Date: July 31 – August 4, 2022

Location: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

We look forward to welcoming the chemistry education community to Purdue University to meet face-to-face at BCCE 2022! Save the dates in your calendar. The website will be opening soon with further information about conference themes that align to “New Approaches to Modern Challenges” and timelines for submission of symposia, workshops, and abstracts.

Congratulations to the winners of this year's DivCHED officer election

Chair-Elect: Vicente Talanquer
University Distinguished Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Arizona
Treasurer: Rick Moog
Professor of Chemistry
Franklin & Marshall College
Roxie Vought Allen
St. John’s School
K-12 Independent School
Houston, Texas
Clarissa Sorensen-Unruh
FT Chemistry Faculty
Central New Mexico Community College
Alternate Councilors  

Congratulations to the appointed and reappointed board members

The following members were elected to be appointed and reappointed to the ACS Exams Institute Board of Trustees or the Board of Publication during the Fall 2020 Executive Committee meeting . Congratulations and thank you for your service!

Exams Institute Board of Trustees

Dr. Alex Grushow, Chair, 2015-2017, 2018-2020, 2021-2023
Rider University
Professor & Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Dr. Thomas José, Member, 2015-2017, 2018-2020, 2021-2023
Blinn College
Professor of Chemistry

Board of Publication

2020 Outstanding Service to the Division Awardee, Marcy Towns

Dr. Marcy Towns, Purdue University

Dr. Marcy Towns, Purdue University, was awarded the 2020 Outstanding Service to the Division Award. Marcy's service includes:

  • Division leadership includes Chair succession, Program Chair, Alt. Councilor
  • Associate Editor, JCE
  • Member of the Exams Institute Board of Directors
  • Key member (sometimes chair) of several committees including CER, program committee, strategic planning, CPN
  • Organizing committee for 2006 BCCE and General chair for 2022 BCCE
  • Strong promoter of the Division, Chemistry, and Chemistry Education Research in the US and internationally.
  • Congratulations, Marcy! Thank you for your division service!

Congratulations to the 2020 ACS Fellows

The American Chemical Society named 53 members as ACS fellows in 2020. The following list includes those named who are DivCHED members. Congratulations!

Penny J. Beuning, Northeastern University
Deborah H. Cook, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (Retired)
David J. Malik, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (Emeritus)
Ajay Mallia, Georgia Gwinnett College Zaida
Cecilia Morales-Martinez, Florida International University (Emeritus)
Sarah E. Morgan, University of Southern Mississippi
Michael A. Morgan, Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School, Los Angeles
John M. Newsam, Tioga Research
MaryKay Orgill, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Erica A. Posthuma, University High School of Indiana
Sherri Conn Rukes, Libertyville High School
Margareta Séquin, San Francisco State University