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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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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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What Chemists Do - Matthew Grandbois, Corporate Account Market Manager, Dow

DivCHED member Matthew Grandbois, Corporate Account Market Manager, Dow , is featured in the ACS What Chemists Do video series. Matthew Grandbois is a Corporate Account Market Manager at Dow Electronic Materials. Matt utilizes his background in R&D to develop technologies and products that meet the needs of Dow’s key customers. In his interview, Matt shares his story of how he uses his background and knowledge to serve customers and the types of skills young chemists need to work in the industry. Take a look at the video below.

Early Research published by the American Chemical Society

The e-version of Early Research published by the American Chemical Society is currently available online on a chapter-by-chapter pay-per-view basis. It can be easily accessed at the American Chemical Society (ACS) Symposium Series e-books link: http://pubs.acs.org/isbn/9780841231733. The Table of Contents of the book, the first five sections (Title, Copyright, Foreword; Preface; Guest Foreword; Praise for the Power and Promise of Early Research; and the Introductory Chapter) and the Subject Index can be viewed and downloaded free of charge. Information about the book and its chapter authors can also be viewed free of charge at http://www.bestearly.com/earlyresearchbook.

Congratulations to the 2017 Elected DivCHED Officers

Congratulations to the 2017 elected DivCHED officers as they begin their terms on the Executive Committee. The election results are as follows:

Chair-elect - Cheryl Frech

Secretary - Dan King

Councilor - Iona Black

Alternate Councilor - Marilyne Stains

Member at Large - Deanna Cullen

The Division wishes to acknowledge and thank those who ran int he 2017 election. Renee Cole (Chair-elect), Amiee Modic, Kara Pezzi, Paul Price (Councilor/Alternate Councilor), Scott Donnelly, Patrick Daubenmire (Member at Large), Dawn Del Carlo (Secretary).

We thank you, our members, for your participation in this effort.

CHED response to the Connelly Essay

Tom Connelly (ACS Executive Director and CEO) posed several questions about safety culture in an ACS Comment in C&ENews in the June 27, 2016 issue.   In September, Rod Bennett (DAC Chair), invited all ACS Technical Divisions to submit responses to these questions.   Cathy Middlecamp forward the request to the CHED Safety Committee.   A sub-group of the Safety Committee crafted a response which was subsequently modified a bit and endorsed by the CHED Executive Committee.  The response is posted here and will more permanently be linked at the Safety Committee website.

Safety Guidelines for Chemical Demonstrations

Download your copy of the ACS Division of Chemical Education Safety Guidelines for Chemical Demonstrati

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