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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Call for Division Innovative Project Grant Proposals. Apply by July 1st

The DAC Innovative Project Grant (IPG) program encourages division members to develop and implement new activities to strengthen their Divisions. All technical divisions are invited to apply for funding for up to two projects totaling up to $12,500 per year.

For consideration in the Fall funding cycle, the submission deadline is July 1, 2018. Funding decisions will be made at the ACS National Meeting in Boston, August 19-23, 2018. In order to be considered for funding for new projects, divisions are required to submit final reports for any previously funded IPGs. Complete a final report.

DivCHED featured on ACS Technical Division Webpage

As STEM education becomes the focus of many school systems throughout the nation, the teaching of chemistry applications is becoming more important. This is where the Division of Chemical Education (CHED) comes into play. Being one of the sciences, chemistry is vital to our way of life especially as technology inundates our environment. The need for qualified teachers is growing and CHED is stepping up to ensure that the need is met. View our new video and see what we are doing. View Now

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. 

Congratulations the DivCHED members who have been named ACS Fellows in 2017

We are fortunate to the include the following 2017 ACS Fellows in the DivCHED membership:

Allen, Roxie V., St. John's School
Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for sustained service as a leader in chemical education for facilitating professional development for teachers of chemistry, encouraging new teachers and students, and serving in many leadership roles.
Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for contributions to the Division of Chemical Education through service as a mentor for students and teachers alike in roles promoting chemical education excellence and equity in K-12.

Baysinger, Grace, Stanford Libraries
Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for significant contributions to the fields of chemical information education and chemistry librarianship, service on boards of scientific publishers, and as a mentor to other chemical information professionals.
Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for service to the Division of Chemical Information; to the Committees on Chemical Abstracts Service, Community Activities, and Publications; and on special ACS task forces, and for organizing symposia.

Corfield, Peter W. R., Fordham University
Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for his research, extensive work with teachers and students in science education, and his impact on diversity in the science workforce through work with minority and economically disadvantaged students.
Contribution to the ACS community: Honored for service in the New York Local Section for over 40 years, including his ongoing support and direction for the educational programs of the Westchester Subsection that he developed.

Goode, Regis Ann, Ridge View High School
Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized as a leader in secondary school chemical education as a teacher of Advanced Placement Chemistry and Chemistry in the Community, and for educating and mentoring others in the profession.
Contribution to the ACS community: Honored for over three decades of involvement in ACS chemical education projects, such as Chemistry in the Community, AACT, ChemMatters, and the Task Force for Safety Education Guidelines.

Gravely, Etta C., North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for 50 years of contributing to innovative chemistry pedagogy for precollege and college students. Facilitated positive quality change in chemical education at many institutions through the College Chemistry Consultant Services.
Contribution to the ACS community: Served in four elected Local Section offices, co-chairing two regional undergraduate research meetings-in-miniature, and chairing a national task force. Led the Local Section to win the outstanding section award.  

Hogue, Lynn, Miami University (Retired)
Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized as a leader, mentor, and role model in outreach and teacher education; her students are using the “Lynn Hogue” model of encouragement, excitement, and inspiration for the next generation.
Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for her excitement, enthusiasm, and innovation of chemistry outreach through her service on the Committee on Community Activities as Chair and the Committee on Public Relations and Communications.

Levy, Irvin J., Gordon College
Contribution to the science/profession: Honored for significant contributions in advancing the field of green chemistry education, including expanding the community of green chemists, contributing scientific communications, and increasing student engagement.
Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for excellence in service to the Division of Chemical Education (CHED), bringing in new, cross-Divisional programming to the CHED program and introducing relevant, green chemistry programming to the Division.

Peters, Dennis G., Indiana University, Bloomington
Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for outstanding mentorship and classroom teaching of graduate and undergraduate students, colleagues, and visitors. Known internationally for excellence in research involving organic electrochemistry.
Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for Local Section activities and sponsorship of undergraduate and graduate students, and for service on ACS award committees and in the Divisions of Analytical Chemistry and Chemical Education.

Varma-Nelson, Pratibha, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
Contribution to the science/profession: Work on face-to-face and cyber versions of Peer Led Team Learning has facilitated understanding of learning chemistry in small groups in the two environments and effective dissemination of innovations.
Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for providing fundamental support to chemists implementing peer teaching methods, serving in multiple capacities within the Division of Chemical Education, and providing national service to C&EN.

ACS Division of Chemial Education Travel Awards

Did you know.....

The Division of Chemical Education offers a number of travel awards to its members?

What Chemists Do - Mary Beth Mulcahy, Ph.D, investigator at the U.S. Chemical Safety Board

DivCHED member Mary Beth Mulcahy, Ph.D, is feature in the ACS What Chemists Do video series. Dr. Mulcahy is an investigator at the U.S. Chemical Safety Board. Listen as Mulcahy shares her experience working at the CSB and what it takes for young professionals to be an investigator.

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