In 1983, I met Dr. Jarvik at the Carrier Dome. Congratulations for receiving the top honor at Syracuse University. Persistence, passion, and failure drives success.
Come join us at the USA Science and Engineering Fair on April 16, 2016 at the Convention Center in Washington, DC for some Green Chemistry and Natural Dyes workshop.
Click here for the flyer: usasef_flyer
The American Chemical Society sponsors an Illustrated Poem Contest each year to help celebrate Earth Day. This year’s theme is: “The Great Indoors – Your Home’s Ecosystem”
The Central New York Section’s deadline is: April 2, 2016 and the entry must be received by this date. Information on where to send the poem and entry form are at the bottom of the form.
If you are not from Central New York, locate your coordinator at: http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/outreach/cced/cced-illustrated-poem-contest.html
Entry Form: PDF 2016 CCED Poetry Contest Entry Form (1)
Entry Form: word doc so you can type information before printing: 2016 CCED Poetry Contest Entry Form
Information/Rules flyer: CCED 2016 Poetry Contest Flyer (1)
Workshop for High School Teachers of Chemistry
The History of Chemistry for the Classroom
The ACS Division of the History of Chemistry is sponsoring a workshop for high school teachers of chemistry on the Saturday before the August, 2016 American Chemical Society meeting in Philadelphia (August 20). The event is free, but attendance is limited to 20 teachers. Applications are now being accepted. Send email to Gary Patterson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Location of workshop: Chemical Heritage Foundation, 315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA.
–Chemistry is much more than chemicals and formulae. The study of actual chemists is fascinating and history helps to put all of chemistry in perspective.
-Students respond more enthusiastically to chemistry that is part of the real history of humanity.
-When did chemical companies first open for business? When did the chance observation that adventitiously fermented grain yielded an interesting beverage lead to the regular use of beer? Why is fire so important in the history of humanity? Find out answers to these questions and more…
Details: The workshop will consist of lectures, roundtable discussions, great food, and a tour of the Chemical Heritage Foundation museum.
-The introductory lecture will cover the early history of the teaching of chemistry by Gary Patterson, the Historian of the Division.
-The history of inorganic chemistry by Jay Labinger from CalTech.
-The history of organic chemistry by David Lewis, the leading authority on the history of Russian chemistry.
-The history of physical chemistry by Cathy Cobb, the best known historian of physical chemistry and a current high school chemistry teacher.
-Seth Rasmussen and Carmen Giunta, the authors of the national standards for the inclusion of history in the chemistry curriculum will also be assisting.
The Chemical Tree, by William Brock: A copy of the book will be mailed to each participant and each participant will be expected to read the book in advance of the workshop so that teachers can participate fully in the discussions following each lecture.
-Continuing education credit is available for this event.
An application format is given below. The deadline for applications is May 1, 2016. Please fill out the application below and email to: Gary Patterson (email@example.com).
Application for the Chemical History Workshop
Chemical Heritage Foundation
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Home Mailing Address:
Will you also attend the High School Day at the ACS Meeting? ______
-Sunday, August 21, 2016
-The High School Chemistry Teacher Program is held at each National American Chemical Society meeting as part of the Division of Chemical Education program. This is a day of workshops and hands on activities specifically geared towards the high school setting. Registration is separate from this application.
Here is the link for the live stream event: Hacking your taste buds live stream
What a great time with ChemClubs from Montgomery County, MD
Sign up your chemclub for the the Party in the Box on November 16. 2015
This year the American Chemical Society will be organizing a ChemClub Party in the Box event. ACS will be sending the little box with goodies to the clubs that register for the party, and on November 16, 2015 ACS will be broadcasting some fun activities via You Tube while members of the local ChemClubs will join us here at the ACS as we celebrate 10 years of ChemClubs. The link to register your chemclub is below: