Upcoming Virtual Events

The Division of Chemical Education has some exciting events coming up this fall and they are virtual so you can attend!

The Chemistry Education Research Committee from the ACS Division of Chemical Education is starting a new Webinar series entitled "Build me an argument on..." These webinars will be dedicated to connecting chemistry education research to practice. The first webinar in this series will be presented by Jon-Marc Rodriguez from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I hope you can join us on Tuesday September 27 at 3 PM (PST) at https://arizona.zoom.us/j/84406721455 . More information can be found at: https://chemicalthinking.xyz/CHEDWeb/Web092722.

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The 2YC3 (Two-Year College Consortium), C3 (College Chemistry Canada), and new this year, ChemEd Xchange are sponsoring a virtual presentation series to advance our chosen vocation- teaching the exquisite wonders of the natural world through a chemistry lens. The general theme for this fall semester's virtual talks is Science In Our National Parks. All presentations are on a Friday and start at 1100 Pacific = noon Mountain = 100pm Central = 200pm Eastern.

Friday, September 23: From distant abstraction to urgent reality: Watching climate change reshape an iconic national park, Nate Stephenson (Scientist Emeritus, USGS)

Friday, October 7: What's in the water? Screening for trace organic contaminants in US national parks, Sarah Elliott (Hydrologist, USGS) and Dave VanderMeulen (Aquatic Ecologist, National Park Service)

Friday, October 21: The Dragonfly Mercury Project: Assessing mercury risk to ecosystem health across the US, Collin Eagles-Smith (Supervisory Research Ecologist, USGS) and Colleen Flanagan Pritz (Ecologist, National Park Service)

Friday, November 4: Using deliberation in the chemistry classroom to discuss the complex socio-scientific issue of water quality, Reni Joseph (St. Louis Community College) and Laura Wysocki (Wabash College)

To register for any or all four presentations listed below click here (or go to http://www.2yc3.org/meetings.htm). Registration = free. Please share this information with anyone else whom you think would be interested.