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AACT membership support for high school chemistry teachers

Posted by Lee, Young-Jin on May 10, 2016 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

To promote professional development of local high school chemistry teachers, we will support their AACT (American Associate of Chemistry Teachers) membership ($50/year) for the first year. Below is the details.

* She or he should be a high school chemistry teacher of the school district within the limit of Ames Local section.

* We support only the first year membership. You should pay yourself and send us the receipt (email is fine), then we will send you the reimbursement.

* If you are not sure whether you are qualified, please check with the Ames Local section chair.

* This program is subject to funding availability, but we intend to continue for the foreseeable future. 

* Please let the chemistry teachers know in your area.


Mini-grant program

Posted by Lee, Young-Jin on May 10, 2016 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Thanks to the healthy budget of the Ames local section, we have some funds available we would like to use to promote public awareness of chemistry in the local area. Here's some guidelines:


a. Deadline: There will be two deadlines per year: Jun 1st and Jan 1st. This is intentional to meet with the deadlines of ACS innovative project grants, that are due Jun 30th and Jan 31st, so that we may get some money back from ACS or provide more fund through ACS.

b. Fund size: The size of each grant is up to $500, but could be flexible depending on specific needs. We expect we will have more awards in the first two years, and intend to continue in the coming years subject to fund availability.

c. Eligibility: Any ACS local section member or anybody involved in chemistry education (e.g. high school chemistry teachers) can apply.

d. Form: Please send the chair ([email protected]) a half page proposal before the due date. Include 1) project title, 2) name of proposer and contact information (email, phone, mailing address to send a check), 3) project details, 4) expected impact, 5) data/time/place of the event (if applicable), and 6) any supporting information (if applicable).

e. Supported projects: Any activity that will enhance public awareness of chemistry. Examples include, but not limited to:

i) Chemistry lab equipment for high school or middle schools.

ii) College undergraduate club for science demonstration to public (such as SCUM at ISU that are currently funded).

iii) Chemistry related event preferentially for public education/awareness.

f. If you are currently being funded (e.g., SCUM), you don't have to re-apply.

g. We are especially interested in funding high school chemistry labs. Please send this message to your local high school chemistry teachers, and encourage them to apply. The high school has to be located within the boundary of Ames local section. Ames Local section currently covers Hamilton, Hardin, Boone, Story, Marshall, Polk, and Jasper county.

h. Any inquiry is welcome to the chair.

i. If we have too many high-quality proposals, some projects may be funded in the next cycle.


Volunteer to be 2012 CCED Coordinator for your Local Section

Posted by Site Administrator on December 6, 2011 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Come sign up to be a Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED) Coordinator for your Local Section. This is a wonderful opportunity to spearhead activities and generate interest at the community level. The 2012 Theme is “Rethinking Recycling – It’s Easy to Be Green!” You can join the CCED Network Group to connect with fellow coordinators and plan your activities.

As CCED Coordinator, you will be notified of the upcoming CCED Illustrated Poem contest and when CCED products are replenished in the ACS store.

As you begin planning activities, we encourage you to submit your scheduled CCED events here. We welcome your proactive efforts.


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