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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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. 

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.

SEH DOCTORATES IN THE WORKFORCE, 1993-2013

In today’s economy, knowledge is key. Advanced education provides individuals with access to many opportunities for meaningful and impactful careers, and benefits employers who rely on new and better ideas to innovate and compete. Given the importance of these individuals to our economy, it is vital to understand their employment characteristics. Using this interactive infographic, explore the diverse pathways traveled by science, engineering, and health (SEH) doctorates as they progress through their careers.

Maximizing Your Conference Experience

By David Wren

Conferences are many things to many people. They can be both exciting and stressful, a lot of work and a lot of fun. Conferences can be expensive, when registration, travel, food and lodging are all factored in. So how do you maximize your conference experience? We (Younger Chemistry Education Scholars) asked 22 experienced conference-goers for their tips on how to get the most out of a conference. We are excited to share with you the results of this informal survey and hope you find their sage advice beneficial! So, before heading to your first or next conference, here are some pro-tips on getting the most out of your time at a conference.

CHED deadline for abstract submission for the ACS National Meeting in Washington D.C.

Hello CHED Folks and Friends!

This is a reminder that the CHED deadline for abstract submission for the ACS National Meeting in Washington D.C. is Monday, March 27, 2017.

The reasons the CHED abstract submission deadline is earlier than other divisions (April 10 for some) is:

1) the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco is April 2-6 with governance meetings 3-4 days beforehand, and few people remember to submit abstracts during the meeting;
2) the deadlines for program workup and completion fixed by ACS after the meeting are really tight; and,
3) the CHED program is often the largest and needs more time to prepare

Please get your abstracts submitted as soon as possible. We understand the difficulties behind the convergence of the Spring ACS meeting calendar with the Fall ACS meeting program deadlines, and we’ll work with folks as best we can. Thank you for your understanding and patience!

Please don’t hesitate to contact Washington D.C. chairs Denyce Wicht (dwicht@suffolk.edu), Beatriz Rios-Mckee (beatriz.rios-mckee@nokia.com), or me (miller_t1@heritage.edu) if you have any questions.

Cheers!
Denyce, Beatriz, and Tyson
ACS CHED Program Chairs for Washington DC Fall 2017

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