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Upcoming Events

 

2021 Community Forum Series

We are currently looking for people that are interested in facilitating community forums for 2021.  Currently we are looking at doing one about every other month.  If you are interested, please contact Scott Donnelly donnelly@2yc3.org

 

 

Friday March 19th  – 11 am PT / noon MT / 1 pm CT / 2 pm ET

Community Forum  60 minutes - Register Here

From Busy Hands to Busy Minds: General Chemistry Labs- What Does the Future Hold?

Rebecca Eikey, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, College of the Canyons

 

Pamela Auburn, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry, Lone Star College-University Park

 

Thomas A. Holme, PhD, Professor of Chemistry, Iowa State University; Editor-In-Chief Journal of Chemical Education

General chemistry labs have changed significantly as a result of the COVID19 pandemic. What have we have learned from this? And what do we think will be the outlook for general chemistry post-COVID 19? Join us for a discussion on what we have learned so far.

 

 

Friday March 26th  – 11 am PT / noon MT / 1 pm CT / 2 pm ET

Community Forum  60 minutes - Register Here

Teaching, The Best Kept Secret!

Terri Michelle Chambers, Ed.D., American Chemical Society, Director, ACS Learning and Career Development, Education Division

Jennifer Nielson, Ph.D., Brigham Young University, Associate Dean of the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences and Professor of Chemistry

ACS, in partnership with Get the Facts Out, is pleased to offer the presentation "Teaching, The Best Kept Secret!". Did you know that teachers in the United States rate their lives better than all occupation groups, trailing only physicians?* In this presentation we will dig into some data many students and faculty find surprising about the teaching profession. We will also share strategies and resources for communicating the facts about the profession so that students will have accurate information about their career prospects. We hope you will be able to join us for this informative presentation. Can't make it? Feel free to share this information with a colleague (or two) at your institution.
*Survey of 172,000 working adults by Gallup-Healthways

 

Friday April 2nd  – 11 am PT / noon MT / 1 pm CT / 2 pm ET

Community Forum  60 minutes - Register Here

How to Convince Others (that safety is important and that you are serious about it)

 

James Kaufman, PhD, Founder and President Emeritus of the Laboratory Safety Institute

Throughout the world, this is the most frequently asked question. The answer is simple and, for the most part, inexpensive. The short answer is to create a more effective lab safety program. This interesting and entertaining one-hour presentation provides an overview of some of the 33 critical program elements. It confronts one of the more common excuses for not having or improving the lab safety program... "it costs too much." This is simply not true. Excellent lab safety programs do not need to cost large amounts of money. Participants will learn how to convince others by creating a more effective lab safety program (without a purchase order or requisition). You don’t want to miss this opportunity for a highly informative, worthwhile and enjoyable learning experience. This presentation is a unique opportunity to take a look at your lab safety program to see how you’re doing and how you can do it even better. Participants will receive the Laboratory Safety Institute’s (LSI) lab safety program review checklist with 33 components. And you will learn how to use this checklist to evaluate your program both qualitatively and quantitatively. The result is a simple, clear, low/no cost path for lab safety program development and improvement. And, with courage, you can score your program on a scale of zero to 100!

 

 

Friday April 9th  – 11 am PT / noon MT / 1 pm CT / 2 pm ET

Community Forum  60 minutes - Register Here

Ungrading: Using Creative, Socially Just Student Evaluation

 

Clarissa Sorensen-Unruh, Chemistry Instructor, Central New Mexico Community College

ACS, in partnership with Get the Facts Out, is pleased to offer the presentation "Teaching, The Best Kept Secret!". Did you know that teachers in the United States rate their lives better than all occupation groups, trailing only physicians?* In this presentation we will dig into some data many students and faculty find surprising about the teaching profession. We will also share strategies and resources for communicating the facts about the profession so that students will have accurate information about their career prospects. We hope you will be able to join us for this informative presentation. Can't make it? Feel free to share this information with a colleague (or two) at your institution. *Survey of 172,000 working adults by Gallup-Healthways

 

 

2021 Online Conferences:

Interested in presenting?  Have an idea?  Would you like to be a coordinator for a future online conference?  Contact Scott Donnelly (donnelly@2yc3.org),  Your experience is valuable, and we would love for you to share it with us!

 

226th 2YC3 Conference – Spring 2021 April-May 2021

227th 2YC3 Conference – Fall 2021 October-November 2021

 

2022 In-Person Conferences

Our traditional events are small, regional affairs (~100 people) with low registration costs (~$50 not including membership for $25).  Come join us for these two-day events where you can meet other community college chemistry instructors in person!  These events are tentatively planned, with the current health crisis in mind.  If you would like to host a conference (and we would LOVE for you to) please email Kathy Carrigan at kcarriga@pcc.edu

 

228th 2YC3 Conference – Tentative Spring 2022

Rochester Community and Technical College in Rochester, Minnesota

 

27th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education – Summer 2022

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

 

229th 2YC3 Conference – Tentative Fall 2022

Wake Tech Community College, Southern Wake Campus; Raleigh, North Carolina

Past Events

 

Videos, supporting information and minutes for all events held in 2020 and 2021 are available here to current members.
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