(New England Association of Chemistry Teachers)
Date: August 11 - August 14, 2014
Place: Fitchburg State University
Conference information and an on-line registration link can be found at: http://www.neact.org/.
Preliminary program can be found in this brochure.
Please also forward this information to others who might be interested, especially those who are training to be High School or Middle School chemistry teachers. FSU will be offering a graduate course (SCED 7006) in conjunction with the conference. This will require fulfilling additional requirements, and further details are available in the brochure and at the website.
FSU will also be sponsoring an Hors D'oeuvres reception and offering a tour of our new Science Building on Monday August 11th from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. This will be held in the Liscotti Pavilion of the Science Center (333 North St.; parking in the Weston lots across the street). The invitation is extended to all those interested or associated with our chemistry program including high school, middle school, and college chemistry faculty, alumni, Chemistry Program Advisory Committee members, and other well-wishers. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com by Wednesday, August 6th if you are able to attend.
The Central Massachusetts division of the American Chemical Society organized the CCED-2014 Illustrated Poem contest based on the theme “Wonders of Water”. We received over 300 entries from schools in the Central Massachusetts region. The winners of the regional contests were:
First place – Anoushk Yadav, Florence Roche School
Second place – Grace Lavalley, Oakham Center School and Norah Wilson, Oakham Center School
Third place – Jahlynia Hutchinson, Oakham Center School
First place – Paige Irving, Whitin Elementary School, Nick Kirby, Millville Elementary School and Julia Normandin, Millville Elementary School
Second place- Hannah Langevin, Dudley Elementary School and Bo Lane Smith, Oakmeadow School
Third place – Zophia Cherrier, Douglas Elementary School, Caroline Sanford, Whitin Elementary School and Kayla Brooks, Whitin Elementary School
First place- Shayla Keane, Mountview Middle School
Second place- Ambar Hammond, Mountview Middle School
Third place- Daniel Manter, Mountview Middle School, Kaylie Silva, Douglas Middle School and Sara Finnegan, Douglas Middle School
First place- Eduardo Perez, North High School and Ashley Nikosey, North High School
One of our winners, Julia Normandin of Millville Elementary School won the second place in the national contests for grades 3-5.
The awards presentation ceremony for the poetry contest was held at Fitchburg State University on May 27th. More than 100 students from local schools along with their families and teachers participated in this event. Ms. Susan Edwards, producer of the documentary “Marion Stoddart: The Work of 1000” spoke about the life and achievements of Marion Stoddart and the pivotal role she played in cleaning the Nashua river.
We would like to thank the following volunteers who served as judges for this contest: Dr. Margaret Hoey, Dr. Aisling O’Connor, Dr. Erin Rehrig, Dr. Lisa Grimm, Dr. Daniel Welsh, Dr. Jack Ludlam, Dr. Christopher Masi, Dr. Mark Turnbull, Mr. Ian Murray, Ms Bobbie Lamont, Ms. Susan Edwards, Ms Bonnie Cook, Ms Catherine Karp and Ms. Cola Parker.