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2017 U.S. Chemistry Olympiad Team Announced
The U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad Program is proud to announce the team which will participate in the upcoming 49th International Chemistry Olympiad in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, July 6-15, 2017.
Steven Liu – Monta Vista High School - Santa Clara Valley Local Section
Joshua Park – Lexington High School - Northeastern Local Section
Harrison Wang – Hinsdale Central High School – Chicago Local Section
Brendan Yap – Carmel High School, Indiana Local Section
Jeffrey Shi – Marcellus High School – Central New York Local Section
Aniket Dehadrai – Oklahoma School of Science & Mathematics – Oklahoma Local Section
Congratulations to the Alpha Kappa team and we wish them luck in the upcoming competition.
Workshop: General Chemistry Performance Expectations
The American Chemical Society (ACS) invites faculty from two- and four-year higher education institutions to submit team (2-3 member) applications to a workshop to advance the development of general chemistry performance expectations as a means to enhance the alignment of course design, instruction, assessment, and student transition across and within higher education institutions. The 2017 workshop is scheduled for September 29-October 1 at the ACS Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Participants in the workshop will be introduced to the nature and use of performance expectations as an organizing principle for instruction, student knowledge development, and assessment. Accepted participants will be provided with background materials in advance and will be asked to participate in an introductory webinar and complete pre-workshop assignments during the late summer/early fall. Applicants will need to document, as part of the application process, that they will have the opportunity to implement successful plans during the Spring 2018 semester. Please contact Dr. Ashley Donovan (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information. Applications will be accepted until mid-July or until capacity of 35 participants is reached.
2017 ACS Fellows
The American Chemical Society has named 65 members as ACS Fellows. The new fellows will be feted at the society’s fall national meeting in Washington, D.C., in August.
The fellows program began in 2009 as a way to recognize and honor ACS members for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and ACS.
Nominations for the 2018 class of ACS Fellows will open in the first quarter of next year. Additional information about the program, including a list of fellows named in earlier years, is available at www.acs.org/fellows.
2017 SCI Scholars Announced
The 2017 roster of SCI Scholars has been announced. Supported by the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and ACS, the program places outstanding chemistry and chemical engineering undergraduate students in 10-week industrial internships.
Collaborative Opportunities Grants
These grants support activities developed by collaborations between two-year colleges, four-year institutions, industry, or other sectors.
The Best of ChemMatters: Connecting Science and Literacy
Our new publication The Best of ChemMatters: Connecting Science and Literacy helps high school science teachers to connect STEM content, scientific literacy, and reading comprehension. It features 12 teacher-tested lesson plans based on articles from ChemMatters, an award-winning magazine.
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