JCE 90.04—April 2013 Issue Highlights

JCE April 2013 Cover


Chemists Celebrate Earth Day—Our Earth: Handle with Care!

The April 2013 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online []. This latest issue of JCE plus the content of all past issues, volumes 1 through 90, are available at .

This year marks the 10th anniversary of , an ACS annual event that seeks to bring international focus to environmental causes, such as clean air, water, and energy, to illustrate the positive role chemistry plays in preserving Earth. The 2013 theme—Our Earth: Handle with Care!—features the general topics of water, air, recycling, and plants and soil.Articles on environmental and green chemistry throughout the April issue can help you make the most of this annual celebration.

by Catherine H. Middlecamp

 by Alena Kubátová and Daphne E. Pedersen

Green Chemistry

 by Sarah Prescott

 by Erin M. Gross

by M. Gabriela T. C. Ribeiro and Adélio A. S. C. Machado

Energy & Fuels

by Timothy J. Wallington, James E. Anderson, Donald J. Siegel, Michael A. Tamor, Sherry A. Mueller, Sandra L. Winkler, and Ole J. Nielsen

by Nitash P. Balsara and John Newman

 by John Summerfield

Environmental Chemistry Laboratories

 by David Hayes and Bozena Widanski

 Melissa A. Maurer-Jones, Sara A. Love, Sharon Meierhofer, Bryce J. Marquis, Zhen Liu, and Christy L. Haynes

by Natasha A. Andrade, Laura L. McConnell, Alba Torrents, and Cathleen J. Hapeman

 by Samantha A. Radford, Ronald E. Hunter, Jr., Dana Boyd Barr, and P. Barry Ryan

by Brian K. Niece and James F. Hauri

by Esteban Malel and Deborah E. Shalev

by Shan-Hu Lee, Souptik Mukherjee, Brittany Brewer, Raphael Ryan, Huan Yu, and Mahinda Gangoda

 ConfChem: Green and Sustainable Chemistry

ConfChem online conferences are free, open to the public, and run by the ACS DivCHED Committee on Computers in Chemical Education (; The discussed Green and Sustainable Chemistry and in this issue showcase a variety of case-based learning initiatives in chemical education that have been developed through the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science ().


Commentaries on Undergraduate Education

by Anne B. McCoy and Ron W. Darbeau

 by Kristina Klara, Ning Hou, Allison Lawman, and Li-Qiong Wang


Chemical Education Research on POGIL

by Anthony Chase, Deblina Pakhira, and Marilyne Stains


From the Archives:

To further celebrate Earth Day 2013— Our Earth: Handle with Care—you can enjoy access to a collection of previously published articles, hands-on experiments, and demonstrations from the Journal of Chemical Education on the topics of water, air, plants & soil, and recycling available at .


Author Resources

Thinking of to the Journal of Chemical Education? There are numerous author resources available on JCE’s ACS Web site, including:


But Wait…There’s More!

You will find all of the articles mentioned above, and many more, in the Journal of Chemical Education [].  Articles that are edited and published online ahead of print () are also available. The will be available as a sample issue for the entire year; if you like what you read, consider a .