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NEACT 2018 Summer Conference

Posted by Erica Costello on June 10, 2018 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Summer Conference 2018

“Challenges in Teaching Chemistry” @ Middlesex School, Concord, Massachusetts

August 17-18, 2018

Keynote Speaker: Sam Kean

The New York Times best-selling author

Daily programs at the new Rachel Carson Center will include opportunities to attend workshops on topics including:

Promoting open productive discussions in chemistry classrooms

Addressing student misconceptions

Balancing chemical equations creatively

Teaching chemistry topics with card sorting

Organic Lab for the High School Classroom

Introduction to free modeling resources for HS Students

Participate in “Chemistry Camp”: a discussion of real challenges that you experience at your school.

Join us on Field Trips including to the Middlesex School Observatory.

Complete registration for NEACT members: $125 for both days**

Includes: a light breakfast, lunch, breaks and Friday night dinner

PDPs will be available for Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut teachers.

**Purchase orders are accepted

1st time attendee? There is financial help. Ask about our scholarships.

Email Contact: Kathys5@cox.net

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Short Notice: April 12 Boston Event

Posted by Erica Costello on April 10, 2018 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)


APRIL 12, 2018

The University of Massachusetts Club

One Beacon Street, 32nd Floor, Boston, MA 02108

Join the ACS Editors and local professionals for an exciting program on careers in the sciences, preparing a manuscript, peer review, and searching for jobs with SciFinder. Don’t miss the opportunity to build your network and make lasting connections.

The event is FREE and open to all students and early career researchers studying the applied sciences in the Boston area!

Registration is required. All registered attendees will receive complimentary breakfast and lunch.



Extended: April 10th New Deadline

Posted by Erica Costello on April 7, 2018 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Final Reminder!

The abstract submission deadline for the upcoming Central Massachusetts Undergraduate Chemical Research Symposium has been extended to Tuesday, April 10 at 5:00 PM.

This event, sponsored by the Central Massachusetts Section of ACS, will be held at Fitchburg State University on Saturday, April 14 starting at 9:00 AM. The morning will kick off with a career panel of local leaders from industry and academia for students to consider and ask questions about future career paths.

Students are then invited to present their work in the poster competition with cash prizes up to $150, awarded for top posters in two categories:

* Biochemistry and Organic

* Analytical, Inorganic, and Physical Chemistry

The symposium will wrap up with a box lunch provided by CMSACS and an awards ceremony. Register to attend the symposium (for free!) and submit an abstract at https://goo.gl/hvNjhx.

Hope to see you on April 14!

Steven Fiedler & Dennis Awasabisah