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ChemEd X articles address topics in chemical education ranging across the entire spectrum of the chemical sciences.

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by Mary Saecker
Thu, 09/13/2018 - 12:25

The September 2018 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: reticular chemistry; laboratory research experience for students; historical perspective; chemistry and the environment; laboratories using color to understand chemistry; electrochemistry laboratories; DIY instrumentation; organic semiconductors; orbitals; computer-based learning and computational chemistry; from the archives: paper chromatography.

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by Jenelle Ball
Sun, 09/09/2018 - 00:18

Jenelle Ball, the immediate past chair of AACT, shares some current events and visions  related to ACCT. This is the first of what we hope will be a series of informal articles highlighting the benifits of joining AACT. 

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by ChemEd X
Tue, 08/28/2018 - 12:45

ChemEd X organized and hosted its inaugural symposium, Chemical Education Xchange: Engaging with Contributors, featuring invited speakers during BCCE 2018 at Notre Dame. The presentations of our Lead Contributors and Associate Editors were well-received. ChemEd X plans to host similar symposia at future conferences.

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by Mary Saecker
Thu, 08/16/2018 - 18:27

Relevant Topics for Instruction and Assessment

The August 2018 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: the chemistry of candy and sugar, examining virtual learning for laboratories, strengthening student understanding of acid-base chemistry, building scientific communication skills, emphasizing learning, sustainability and green chemistry, cost-effective resources and techniques, laboratory investigations, ConfChem conference on mathematics in undergraduate chemistry instruction, erupting from the archive: soda geysers.

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by Erica K. Jacobsen
Tue, 08/14/2018 - 13:42

Erica Jacobsen shares highlights from the August 2018 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education.

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by Amiee Modic
Fri, 08/10/2018 - 16:48

Texas teachers Roxie Allen and Amiee Modic share a few nuggets about BCCE 2018 along with some reasons why you might think about attending in 2020.

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by Deanna Cullen
Sun, 07/22/2018 - 08:39

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by Erica K. Jacobsen
Wed, 07/18/2018 - 09:07

Erica Jacobsen shares highlights from the July 2018 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education.

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by Stephanie O'Brien
Tue, 07/17/2018 - 09:35

The summer is an ideal time for reflection, a time to process and grow as an educator. This summer I was fortunate enough to attend the POGIL® National Meeting at Washington University in Saint Louis as well as assist as one of the facilitators at the Northeast Regional Meeting at Manhattan College. While there are numerous ways to spend your summer vacation, I wanted to share some reasons why POGIL® draws me in time and again.

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by Mary Saecker
Sun, 07/15/2018 - 16:51

Innovation and Scholarship

The July 2018 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: connecting art and energy, solar cells, examining organic chemistry students’ understandings, computer-based learning, molecular symmetry and visualization, inquiry-based learning, safety management, biochemistry, watching the archive: chemistry goes to the movies.

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