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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Engaging Students in Chemistry and Geochemistry with Environmental Issues and Career Pathways

The organizers of an ACS symposium (co sponsored Education and Geochemistry divisions) on organizing teaching around environmental justice for the Spring 2020 ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia invite you to participate. Please contact the convenors listed below if you are interested.

Engaging Students in Chemistry and Geochemistry with Environmental Issues and Career Pathways

Convenors: Kathryn Nagy and Daniel Morales-Doyle (University of Illinois at Chicago), Alanah Fitch (Loyola University Chicago)

Join us at the DivCHED Teacher/Social Reception

Attention ACS Meeting Attendees!

The Division Social Reception will be held in the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina Hotel in Marina Salon D/E. Join us from 5:00 - 6:30PM for appetizers, DivCHED awards and announcements, and speaker Derek Muller of Veritasium, “The Uncomfortable Effort of Thinking”.

Cosponsored by ACS ChemClubs, ACS Exams Institute, ACS-Hach Programs, American Association of Chemistry Teachers, and the Division of Chemical Education.

26th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, July 18-23, 2020

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Chemical Education is seeking proposals for symposia and workshops for the 26th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, which will be held at Oreg

DivCHED program symposia submissions for spring 2020 meeting

Dear Members of the Division of Chemical Education,

To be included in the C&EN announcement, symposia submissions for the CHED program for the spring 2020 meeting need to be received by July 1, 2019 at 12 noon EDT. If you are interested in organizing a symposium, kindly submit the following to Patrick Daubenmire (pdauben@luc.edu):

  1. Symposium title
  2. Names and email addresses of organizer/co-organizers
  3. Abstract for the symposium
  4. Symposium type – oral or poster or both
  5. Symposium submission type – contributed or invited or both

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

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)

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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