Chemical Education and Workforce Issues : Workshop Reports/Summaries

The Division hosts many workshops, symposia, and other meetings that provide information or bring together policy-makers, members of industry, scientists, and the general public to discuss timely issues. Discussions at workshops and other events are often published in workshop summaries, websites, newsletters, and other formats to preserve and make publicly accessible the information or discussions from the event.

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Undergraduate Chemistry Education (2014)

Chemistry coursework is part of many undergraduate degree programs, from pre-medicine to environmental science, and from biology to chemical engineering -- making effective science education an important topic to the chemistry community. Now, new Medical College Admission Test requirements may change the way chemistry is taught to pre-med students, driving a surge of interest in undergraduate chemistry education. The National Research Council'... More >>

Challenges in Chemistry Graduate Education: A Workshop Summary (2012)

Chemistry graduate education is under considerable pressure: pharmaceutical companies, long a major employer of synthetic organic chemists, are paring back their research divisions to reduce costs; chemical companies are opening research and development facilities in Asia rather than in the United States to take advantage of growing markets and trained workforces there; and universities, are under significant fiscal constraints that threate... More >>

The Role of the Chemical Sciences in Finding Alternatives to Critical Resources: A Workshop Summary (2012)

Critical elements, including rare earths, precious metals, and other rare elements of the periodic table, are used in essentially all electronic devices and in many other everyday applications, including catalytic converters and photovoltaic technologies. Widespread concern over their future availability led the Chemical Sciences Roundtable to convene a workshop on the role of the chemical sciences in finding alternatives to these critica... More >>

Chemistry in Primetime and Online: Communicating Chemistry in Informal Environments (2011)

Most Americans get their information about science from television, the Internet, and other informal venues rather than in the classroom. The chemical sciences and technology community could increase its impact on improving general chemical literacy by evaluating current approaches to informal education and learning how best to navigate both new and old media. The workshop "Chemistry in Primetime and Online: Communicating Chemistry in Informa... More >>

Strengthening High School Chemistry Education Through Teacher Outreach Programs (2009)

The United States will need a strong chemical workforce to address future challenges, including demand for renewable energy, advanced materials, and sophisticated pharmaceuticals. High school chemistry teachers play a critical role in engaging and supporting the chemical workforce of the future, but they must be sufficiently knowledgeable and skilled to produce the levels of scientific literacy that students need to succeed. More >>