The ACS High School Chemistry Teachers Group has been active in Central Ohio for many years. The group started as an "Interest Group" and, in 2000 the Columbus Section offered teachers the opportunity to join as Affiliate Members. In 2009 the American Chemical Society changed its bylaws so that high school chemistry teachers can become regular members of the Society.
Thus, High School Chemistry Teachers in Central Ohio can participate in the benefits that ACS membership offers, including access to regular meetings, special educator events, ACS curriculum resources, and participation in the enthusiastic, teacher-driven activities, such as the Summer Workshop. For information on this workshop, please contact Jeff Bracken: firstname.lastname@example.org
Members are instrumental in the success of various programs such as the Chemistry Olympiad, Science Fairs, National Chemistry Week, to mention a few.
Each year the Columbus Section gives an award to the Outstanding High School Chemistry Teacher of the Year and his/her school.
The ACS has noted that older and/or retired chemists often have different interests than those in full career. Thus the Society established the
For the last several years the Columbus Section has subsidized luncheon meetings of our local
Typical locations have been the Rumpke Recycling Center, Edison Welding Institute,
Suggestions for speakers, programs and topics are always welcome. For further information contact Tom Weeks at email@example.com or the current section chair.