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Chemical Education is GOLDEN

25th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education
hosted by the University of Notre Dame, July 29 - August 2, 2018

 


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Birds of a Feather & DivCHED Committee Meetings

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Birds of a Feather are informal groups which meet to discuss issues common to the group. Below are the meetings that are currently scheduled for the 25th BCCE.

Please use the information on the "Schedule a Meeting" page to submit a request for a BoaF session at the BCCE.

Meetings labelled as "open" are open to any attendee. Feel free to join those meetings and groups which interest you. This would be a great time to become involved in various committees or interest groups within the Chemical Education community.

 

BIRDS of a FEATHER (BoaF) MEETINGS

 

Green Chemistry Commitment Summit Meeting & Lunch

Sunday, 9:00 am -1:30 pm
Location: 210-214 McKenna Hall
Organizer: Amy Cannon and Derrick Ward, Beyond Benign
Meeting type: Open

Description: The Green Chemistry Commitment is a consortium program of colleges and universities who are working to advance green chemistry in their chemistry courses and programs. This meeting will include faculty from signing institutions, along with faculty members interested in learning more about the program. The meeting will review the current state of the program, provide updates to signers and prospective signers, include a peer-to-peer session for sharing green chemistry best practices, and discuss program next steps. Contact Derrick Ward (Derrick_Ward@beyondbenign.org) to make lunch reservations.

 

Big 10 Lab Managers Social

Sunday 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: 106 McKenna Hall
Organizer: Eric Malina and Katie Moga
Meeting type: Closed

Big 10 Lab Managers Social is designed for lab managers to network and informally discuss program innovations. Hors devours available.

 

Two-Year College Chemistry Consortium (2YC3) General Membership Meeting

Monday, 12:15-1:45 pm
Location: Dining Hall South Dining
Organizer: Mary Roslonowski
Meeting type: Open

Description: The Two-Year College Chemistry Consortium is a group dedicated to maintaining and improving the quality of chemistry offerings in two-year colleges. In this General Membership session we will discuss upcoming meetings and updates to the group's operating manual and bylaws.

 

DivCHED Biennial Conference Committee

Tuesday, 12:15-1:30 pm
Location: Dining Hall South Dining
Organizer: Dan Sykes
Meeting type: Open

Description: An open discussion of the·benefits and resources available to those who are interested in hosting a future BCCE. Attend and find out more about DivCHED and the BCCEs!

 

Tackling the childcare-conference conundrum

Tuesday, 12:15-1:30 pm
Location: Dining Hall South Dining
Organizer: Marcy Towns
Meeting type: Open

Description: Conferences are vital forums for sharing research, developing new ideas, and networking. Face-to-face interactions remain a crucial component for ongoing education, intellectual stimulation, and career advancement. As noted in a recent PNAS article, (http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/03/13/1803153115) early-stage faculty and staff may face notable barriers to attendance. We’d like to have a discussion about how to best accommodate mothers, fathers, and families as they attend conferences. Attendees to this BoaF are welcome to share ideas, identify obstacles and challenges, and to network about this important issue.

 

Journal of Chemical Education Town Hall Meeting

Tuesday, 1:00-1:50 pm
Location: Auditorium McKenna Hall
Organizer: Mary Saecker
Meeting type: Open

Description: Journal of Chemical Education·Town Hall Meeting. Come meet the editors of the·Journal of Chemical Education·and discuss issues relevant to authoring and reviewing papers. Interested·readers, authors, and reviewers can learn about the·operation of the·Journal·and ask questions.

 

LGBTQIA BoaF Social

Tuesday, 5:00-6:30 pm
Location: Reading Room Jordan Hall
Organizer: Daniel Cruz-Ramírez de Arellano
Meeting type: Open

Description: This BOAF event is directed towards BCCE attendants who form part of the LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual) community and towards people who identify as straight allies to the LGBTQIA community. The purpose of the event is three-fold: (1) to allow a space where BCCE attendants who identify as LGBTQIA can network and get to know each other in order to create meaningful relationships that can serve as a network of support and advice for these individuals who often face particular challenges in academia due to their status as sexual minorities; (2) to provide straight allies to the LGBTQIA community a space to learn more about how they can be effective and inclusive allies at their home institutions; and (3) to lay the foundation for possible collaborations between chemistry education researchers to address the issue of underrepresentation of sexual minorities in the STEM disciplines and academia.

 

Teaching Stories - An open mic opportunity to share·“What I learned about teaching chemistry that I wish I’d known earlier”·

Tuesday, 5:00-6:30 pm
Location: Auditorium McKenna Hall
Organizer: Holly Walter Kerby and Maria Gallardo-Williams
Meeting type: Open

Description: National programs like Story Collider, The Moth, and Radio Lab feature scientists telling stories about what they do and why they do it. But what about teachers? What about chemistry teachers? We invite you to tell your story in the premiere of "The Mole," the story event for and by chemical educators. The topic for our BCCE 2018 premiere is: "What I learned later that I wish I'd known earlier." Stories should be 5-10 minutes. Sign up to share your hard-won wisdom by emailing a title, outline, and approximate length of your story to story masters Holly Walter Kerby (hkerby@madisoncollege.edu) or Maria Gallardo-Williams (mtgallar@ncsu.edu). Spots are limited (so sign up NOW). Questions & comments welcomed.

 

Environmental POGIL Activities·

Tuesday, 6:30-8:00 pm
Location: 202 McKenna Hall
Organizer: Caryl Fish
Meeting type: Open

Description: Are you interested in writing or using environmental POGIL activities for chemistry or environmental science courses? We would like to meet to discuss a project to identify, revise, and test activities. We would like to hear from people who use POGIL, but would like to help us develop more activities in all areas of environmental science.

 

DivCHED Committee on Computers in Chemical Education (CCCE)

Wednesday, 12:15-1:30 pm
Location: Dining Hall South Dining
Organizer: Xavier Prat-Resina
Meeting type: Open

Description: The Committee in Computers in Chemical Education runs every BCCE an open meeting to discuss recent projects and how we can best serve our mission to "encourage and support the development, assessment and use of computing technologies in chemical education".

 

OrganicERs / Active Learning in Organic Chemistry

Wednesday, 12:15-1:45 pm
Location: Dining Hall South Dining
Organizer: Cathy Welder
Meeting type: Open

Description: Come join us for an informal gathering of those who teach or plan to teach organic chemistry. This is a great way to meet or catch up with members of the Organic Educations Resources online community (www.organicers.org) or those who have attended the Active Learning in Organic Chemistry cCWCS mini-workshops. All welcome.

 

ACS Committee on Professional Training (CPT)

Wednesday, 12:15-1:45 pm
Location: 210-214 McKenna Hall
Organizer: Michelle Brooks/Edgar Arriaga
Meeting type: Open

Description: The Committee on Professional Training (CPT) of the American Chemical Society is responsible for administering the ACS approval process for departments that offer the Bachelor’s degree.· ACS publishes guidelines that describe the characteristics of excellence and rigor expected for programs that offer ACS certified Bachelor’s degrees. The current guidelines, which were approved in early 2015, are periodically revisited to maintain their currency. CPT is in the early phases of considering revisions to the guidelines, a process that is guided by feedback from the community and typically takes about three years. This session will provide participants with the opportunity to work in small groups to discuss and provide feedback on the ACS approval process.

 

DIVISION OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETINGS

 

New Members Lunch

Monday, 12:15-1:30 pm
Location: Dining Hall South Dining
Organizer: Michelle Head
Meeting type: Open

Description: New Members and First-time attendees can become acquainted with the various committees that make up the ACS Division of Chemical Education. ·Learn about the responsibilities of each committee and consider ways in which you might get involved.

 

BCCE Organizing Committee

Saturday, 6:00-7:00 pm
Location: 100-104 McKenna Hall
Organizer: Steve Wietstock
Meeting type: Closed

Description: Meeting for the 2018 and 2020 organizing committees to discuss the events of the BCCE

 

DivCHED Biennial Conference Committee (BCC)

Sunday, 09:00 am -12:00 pm
Location: 106 McKenna Hall
Organizer: Dan Sykes
Meeting type: Open

Description: A discussion of the business of the BCC including updates from the 2018 and 2020 BCCE planning teams.

 

DivCHED Younger Chemistry Education Scholars (YCES)

Sunday, 10:00 am -12:00 pm
Location: Auditorium McKenna Hall
Organizer: Jordan Harshman
Meeting type: Open

Description: The Younger Chemistry Education Scholars (YCES) is dedicated to recruiting and retaining active members in the chemistry education research community. Please join us to talk about ways that we can continue to stay connected.

 

DivCHED International Activities Committee (IAC)

Sunday, 12:00 -1:30 pm
Location: 106 McKenna Hall
Organizer: Resa Kelly
Meeting type: Open

Description: A meeting of the DivCHED International Activities meeting. If you have an active interest in global relations in the field of chemistry education (practice and research), please attend.

 

DivCHED Committee on Computers in Chemical Education (CCCE)

Monday, 12:15-1:30 pm
Location: Dining Hall South Dining
Organizer: Xavier Prat-Resina
Meeting type: Closed

Description: The Committee in Computers in Chemical Education runs every BCCE a closed meeting to discuss recent projects and how we can best serve our mission to "encourage and support the development, assessment and use of computing technologies in chemical education".

 

DivCHED Chemical Education Research Committee (CER)

Tuesday, 12:15-1:45 pm
Location: Dining Hall South Dining
Organizer: Jack Barbera
Meeting type: Open

Description: The ACS Division of Chemical Education (DivCHED) Chemical Education Research (CER) committee invites you to join our meeting. We hold open discussions about various committee agenda items to foster scholarship and encourage improvements the quality of chemistry education research. Friends of the CER committee are welcome to join in discussion as well as become involved in committee initiatives.

 

DivChed Regional Meeting Committee

Tuesday, 12:15-1:30 pm
Location: Dining Hall South Dining
Organizer: Marty Perry
Meeting type: Open

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DivCHED Pre-College Committee

Wednesday, 5:00-6:30 pm
Location: 106 McKenna Hall
Organizer: Rachel Morgan Theall
Meeting type: Open

Description: A meeting of the DivCHED Pre-College Committee. Come see the activities of the committee and become involved with committee events.

 

2018 BCCE Organizing Committee

Thursday, TBA
Location: 100-104 McKenna
Organizer: Steve Wietstock
Meeting type: Closed

Description: Meeting for BCCE organizing committees from 2018 and 2020 to recap the events of the BCCE in preparations for the 2020 meeting

 

DivCHED Biennial Conference Committee (BCC)

Thursday, 12:00-2:00 pm
Location: Oak Room South Dining
Organizer: Dan Sykes
Meeting type: Closed

Description: A wrap-up discussion of the 2018 BCCE and other business.

 

DivCHED Board of Publications

Sunday-Thursday, all day-
Location: 420A Jordan Hall
Organizer: Ellen Yezierski
Meeting type: Closed

Description: Private Meetings

Do you have a topic to discuss that is not in the meeting program?

 

Then propose a Birds of a Feather Meeting. Send a message to the bcce email address with the title, preferred date and time of the meeting, along with the organizer's name, and a description. We will do our best to find a convenient location for you to meet with other members of your flock...

Contact us:

 

Phone: 574-631-2302

Email: bcce2018@nd.edu

Mail:

Dr. Steven Wietstock
General Chair, BCCE 2018
331 Jordan Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

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