This program runs annually.
Enrollment for the 2016-17 school year begins
April 11, 2016.
Step 1. Decide Your Involvement
Chemists partner with science teachers to ignite students’ interest in science. Here are three ways you can be a Science Coach:
- Find and select an AACT teacher member. The chemist and teacher apply together to be in Science Coaches One-on-One.
- Apply to Science Coaches One-on-One without a teacher to be paired with one who lives nearby. (This does not guarantee a partner teacher.)
- Apply to be a Science Coach Group facilitator. Chemists monitor contribute to an online forum of three chemistry teachers.
Step 2. Sign Up!
Enrollment for the 2016-17 school year opens on April 11, 2016.
The application is a two-part process comprising applications from a chemist and partner teacher. Only after both application parts are completed will the partnership be considered for Science Coaches One-on-One (if applicable).
The AACT teacher initiates the application process by completing the form that can be found on the AACT website.
A chemist who doesn't have a teacher in mind or would like to facilitate a Science Coach Group can apply here.
Step 3. Application Evaluation
Applications are evaluated to determine how well they align with the mission of the ACS Science Coaches: To help science teachers provide innovative science education to their students through the enthusiasm of a volunteer chemist.