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CURRENT MEETING

  • Spring 2016, San Diego, California, March 13-17, 2016
    Denyce Wicht & Iona Black, meeting co-chairs
    High School Day: Sally Mitchell & Jenelle Ball
    Program Theme: Computers in Chemistry
    STATE-OF-THE-ART: n/a
    GSSPC Organizers: Anthony Tomaine (atomaine@purdue.edu) and others from Purdue University
            "Resolving the Big Picture: Bringing Molecules into Focus
    Contact: Carly Schnoebelen (carlyschnoebelen@gmail.com)
    Recruit symposium topics/organizers
    Spring 2015
    Call for Papers email blast
    6/7/2015
    Call for Papers from program chairs to ACS
    6/29/2015
    Program Committee meets at National Meeting
    Aug 2015
    Call for Papers published in C&EN
    8/17/2015
    MAPS Opens for author abstract submission
    8/17/2015
    MAPS Suggested (soft) Close to Authors
    10/23/2015
    MAPS Closes to Authors
    10/26/2015
    MAPS Closes to Symposium Organizers
    11/2/2015
    Preliminary program from program chairs to ACS Meetings (Even programming check)
    11/9/2015
    Even programming call
    11/11/2015
    Room requests
    11/13/2015
    Final technical program from program chairs to ACS (MAPS closes to program chairs)
    11/23/2015
    Catering requests
    TBA
    Preliminary program publishes in C&EN
    1/18/2016
    Report prepared for ExComm & PC
    2/12/16
    Final technical program publishes in C&EN
    2/22/2016
    Next! Program Committee meets at National Meeting
    3/12/2016
    National meeting begins
    3/13/2016
          Call For Papers
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
          Submitted symposia:
             
          GSSPC:
              
              
          Standard sessions for spring meeting:
              Std? - Climate Literacy Symposium (contact Keith Peterman and Greg Foy)
              Std? - Citizens First! Using Real-World Contexts for Engaging Students in Learning Chemistry
              State of the Art?
              ACS Award for Achievement in Research for the Teaching and Learning of Chemistry
              ACS-CEI Award for Incorporating Sustainability into Chemistry Education
              George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education
              Faculty Development Initiatives (contact: Wayne Jones)
              Chemistry Education Research (Peer-reviewed and General)
              Chemistry Education Research (Graduate Student Research Forum)
              Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice (contact Ed Brush and Jane Wissinger)
              Instructors and Researchers Advancing Graduate Student Education (contact Sarah Hansen)
              International and Multicultural Perspective (contact Sonali Raje and Sarah Hansen) 
              Research on Learning in the Lab (contact Santiago Sandi-Urena)
              NSF-Catalyzed Innovations in Undergraduate Education
              Process-Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL)
              Undergraduate Research Papers (Oral; contact Carmen Gauthier and Nicole Snyder)
              High School Program (includes Conant Award lecture)
              Polymer Ambassador Program for K-12 (contact: Sherri Rukes - note: the title for the session differs with each meeting)
              General Papers
              General Posters
              Undergraduate Research Posters: Agricultural and Food Chemistry
              Undergraduate Research Posters: Analytical Chemistry
              Undergraduate Research Posters: Biochemistry
              Undergraduate Research Posters: Biotechnology
              Undergraduate Research Posters: Chemical Education
              Undergraduate Research Posters: Computational Chemistry
              Undergraduate Research Posters: Environmental Chemistry
              Undergraduate Research Posters: Geochemistry
              Undergraduate Research Posters: Green Chemistry & Sustainability
              Undergraduate Research Posters: Inorganic Chemistry
              Undergraduate Research Posters: Medicinal Chemistry
              Undergraduate Research Posters: Nanochemistry
              Undergraduate Research Posters: Organic Chemistry
              Undergraduate Research Posters: Physical Chemistry
              Undergraduate Research Posters: Polymer Chemistry
              Successful Student Chapters at Sci-Mix
          
    TO BE ADDED - PC meeting agenda
    TO BE ADDED - Report to Executive Committee
    TO BE ADDED - Draft Final Program
    TO BE ADDED - Complete Program

ON DECK MEETING

  • Fall 2016, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 21-25, 2016
    MaryKay Orgill & Patrick Daubenmire, meeting co-chairs
    High School Day: Sally Mitchell & Audrey Smeltzer
    Program Theme: Chemistry of the People, by the People and for the People
    STATE-OF-THE-ART
    GSSPC Organizers: Ben Partridge and others from UPenn
            "From Bench-to-Bench and Beyond: Engaging People with High Impact Chemistry"
    Contact: Ben Partridge (bpart@sas.upenn.edu)

    Executive Committee appoints new Program Chair for 2017-2019

    Recruit symposium topics/organizers
    Fall 2015
    Call for Papers email blast
    11/1/2015
    Call for Papers from program chairs to ACS
    12/7/15
    Call for Papers published in C&EN
    1/25/16
    MAPS Opens for author abstract submission
    1/25/16
    Next! Program Committee meets at National Meeting
    3/12/2016
    MAPS Suggested (soft) Close to Authors (email blast)
    3/21/16
    MAPS Closes to Authors
    3/28/16
    Symposium Organizer's workbooks available in box
    about 3 days later
    MAPS Closes to Symposium Organizers
    4/8/16
    MAPS access opens for Program Chairs
    about 3 days later
    Preliminary program from program chairs to ACS Meetings (Even programming check)
    4/18/16
    Even programming call; Location preference
    4/20/16
    Receive Draft Final Program
    4/25/16
    Room requests
    4/29/16
    Final technical program from program chairs to ACS (MAPS closes to program chairs)
    5/2/16
    Catering requests
    TBA
    Preliminary program publishes in C&EN
    6/27/16
    Report prepared for ExComm & PC
    7/22/16
    Final technical program publishes in C&EN
    8/1/16
    Program Committee meets at National Meeting
    8/20/2016
    National meeting begins
    August 21, 2016
        Call For Papers
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        Submitted symposia:
    
        GSSPC: (contact: current GSSPC organizer)
    
        Standard sessions for fall meeting:
            Need to check - State of the Art? 
            Need to check - Citizens First! Using Real-World Contexts for Engaging Students in Learning Chemistry
            Need to check - NSF Catalyzed Innovations in the Undergraduate Curriculum
            Undergraduate Research Papers (Oral; contact Carmen Gauthier and Nicole Snyder)
            Chemistry Education Research (organizers from previous fall)
            Green Chemistry: Theory & Practice (contact Ed Brush and Jane Wissinger)
            Process-Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) (contact: Rick Moog)
            Polymer Ambassador Program for K-12 (contact: Sherri Rukes - note: the title for the session differs with each meeting)
            High School Program (contact: current year high school chair)
            General Papers (contact: Steven Fleming)
            General Posters (contact: Program Chair)
            Undergraduate Research Posters: Agricultural and Food Chemistry (contact: Nicole DiFabio)
            Undergraduate Research Posters: Analytical Chemistry (contact: Nicole DiFabio)
            Undergraduate Research Posters: Biochemistry (contact: Nicole DiFabio)
            Undergraduate Research Posters: Biotechnology (contact: Nicole DiFabio)
            Undergraduate Research Posters: Chemical Education (contact: Nicole DiFabio)
            Undergraduate Research Posters: Computational Chemistry (contact: Nicole DiFabio)
            Undergraduate Research Posters: Environmental Chemistry (contact: Nicole DiFabio)
            Undergraduate Research Posters: Geochemistry (contact: Nicole DiFabio)
            Undergraduate Research Posters: Green Chemistry & Sustainability (contact: Nicole DiFabio)
            Undergraduate Research Posters: Inorganic Chemistry (contact: Nicole DiFabio)
            Undergraduate Research Posters: Medicinal Chemistry (contact: Nicole DiFabio)
            Undergraduate Research Posters: Nanochemistry (contact: Nicole DiFabio)
            Undergraduate Research Posters: Organic Chemistry (contact: Nicole DiFabio)
            Undergraduate Research Posters: Physical Chemistry (contact: Nicole DiFabio)
            Undergraduate Research Posters: Polymer Chemistry (contact: Nicole DiFabio)
            Successful Student Chapters at Sci-Mix (contact: Nicole DiFabio)
            Sci-Mix (contact: Program Chair)
    
        


FUTURE MEETINGS


  • NEW PROGRAM CHAIR BEGINS


  • Spring 2017, San Francisco, California, April 2-6, 2017
    Cinzia Muzzi & Irv Levy, meeting co-chairs
    High School Day: Sally Mitchell
    Program Theme: Advanced Materials, Technologies, Systems and Processes
    STATE-OF-THE-ART: TBD
    GSSPC Organizers: Susette Ingram and others from Georgetown University
            "Water Sustainability: Chemists in Pursuit of Clean Water"
    Contact: Susette Ingram (georgetowngsspc@gmail.com)
  • Fall 2017, Washington, DC, August 20-24, 2017
    Christine Jaworek-Lopes & Beatriz Rios-McKee, meeting co-chairs
    High School Day: Sally Mitchell
    Program Theme: Chemistry's Impact on the Global Economy
    STATE-OF-THE-ART: TBD
    GSSPC Organizers: TBD

  • Spring 2018, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 18-22, 2018
    Carmen Gauthier & Nicole Snyder, meeting co-chairs
    High School Day: TBD
    Program Theme: Energy Solutions and the Environment (proposed)
    STATE-OF-THE-ART: TBD
    GSSPC Organizers: TBD
    Solicit interest for new Program Chair in 2020

  • Fall 2018, Boston, MA, August 19-23, 2018
    Patrick Daubenmire & Deborah Bromfield-Lee, meeting co-chairs
    High School Day: TBD
    Program Theme: Nanotechnology (proposed)
    STATE-OF-THE-ART: TBD
    GSSPC Organizers: TBD
    Appoint Program Chair Elect for 2019 (chair 2020-2022)


    Program Chair Elect shadows these meetings

  • Spring 2019, Orlando, FL, March 31-April 4, 2019
    Irv Levy & Amy Cannon, meeting co-chairs
    High School Day: TBD
    Program Theme: TBD
    STATE-OF-THE-ART: TBD
    GSSPC Organizers: TBD
  • Fall 2019, San Diego, CA, August 25-29, 2019
    Iona Black & Li-Qiong Wang, meeting co-chairs
    High School Day: TBD
    Program Theme: TBD
    STATE-OF-THE-ART: TBD
    GSSPC Organizers: TBD

  • NEW PROGRAM CHAIR BEGINS

  • Spring 2020, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 22-26, 2020
    Tyson Miller & TBD, meeting co-chairs
    High School Day: TBD
    Program Theme: TBD
    STATE-OF-THE-ART: TBD
    GSSPC Organizers: TBD
  • Fall 2020, San Francisco, California, August 23 - 27, 2020
    TBD & TBD, meeting co-chairs
    High School Day: TBD
    Program Theme: TBD
    STATE-OF-THE-ART: TBD
    GSSPC Organizers: TBD

  • Spring 2021, San Antonio, Texas, March 21 - 25, 2021
    TBD & TBD, meeting co-chairs
    High School Day: TBD
    Program Theme: TBD
    STATE-OF-THE-ART: TBD
    GSSPC Organizers: TBD
    Solicit interest for new Program Chair in 2023

  • Fall 2021, Atlanta, GA, August 22-26, 2021
    TBD & TBD, meeting co-chairs
    High School Day: TBD
    Program Theme: TBD
    STATE-OF-THE-ART: TBD
    GSSPC Organizers: TBD
    Appoint Program Chair Elect for 2022 (chair 2023-2025)


PAST MEETINGS


TIMELINE FOR PLANNING A NATIONAL MEETING


Legend: MC, meeting co-chairs; PC, program chair

T-12 mo     Immediately after national meeting email blast to membership for symposia      MC/PC

T-9 mo      Load symposium list to the abstract system; standard symposia plus submitted      PC

T-8 mo      Abstract submission opens; Email blast to membership to submit                 MC/PC

T-7 mo      Abstract deadline nears; Email blast to membership                             MC/PC

T-5 mo      Abstracts closed. Organizing into sessions. This is the busy month!            MC

            Select symposia related to meeting thematic programming                           PC
            
T-4.5 mo    Even Programming email/call                                                       PC

            Organize Sci-Mix; invite selected Thursday authors                                PC
            
T-4 mo      (spring only) Invite oncoming spring/fall HS chair to attend                      PC

            Program is frozen to organizers

            VEMS request (High School Luncheon; GSSPC reception; others?)

T-3 mo      Location is known. Book your rooms early!                                      MC/PC

            Recommend sessions for ACS Presentations on Demand                                PC
            
            Early registration opens                                                       MC/PC

T-2 mo      Catering request (High School morning/afternoon; others?)                         PC

            Email to organizers re: Registration, A/V, Wifi, at venue                      MC

T-1 mo      View from the Chair to newsletter                                                 PC

            Program Committee report to Executive Committee                                   PC

            Brief agenda for committee meeting to members                                     PC
            
            (fall only) Renewals of members, new members to Nominating Committee              PC

            (fall only) Identify high school chair for spring/fall beginning in 18 months     PC
            
T-10 days   Full Agenda to Committee                                                          PC

            Include public transport info from airport                                        PC
            
            Confirm numbers for high school luncheon                                          PC
            
            Plan meals with meeting teams                                                     PC
            
T-1 day     Print attendance sheet for High School Day                                        PC

MEETING     Saturday

                Breakfast  Meeting co-chairs & High School organizer(s)              
                10:30-noon Program Committee Meeting                                       MC/PC
                1:00-1:30  Executive Committee (closed session)                               PC
                1:30-4:00  Executive Committee Meeting                                     MC/PC
                4:00-5:30  Executive Committee (closed session)                               PC
                
                3:30-5:00  High School Task Force Meeting                                  MC
                TBA        Help prep High School Day                                       MC
            
            Sunday-Thursday
            
                30 minutes before meeting: Meet & Greet with each organizer                MC/PC
                                           (note attendance a few times)
                                           
                Working meals with next meeting co-chairs & current meeting co-chairs         PC

POST        Check that attendance is correctly added                                          PC

            Send thank you to organizers and presiders                                        PC
                                       

SAMPLES OF EMAIL LETTERS TO ORGANIZERS

- Soon after PACS opens: email 1
- Info about PACS:
  • PACS User Instructions for Organizers (revised 11/11): download
email 2
- Reminder to review: email 3
- Two weeks before PACS closes: email 4
- One week before PACS closes: email 5
- Two days before PACS closes: email 6
- Two days after PACS closes,
  • Send individual reminders to organizers who have not organized their symposia (essentially a copy of email 6, but targeted at those who are not on schedule).
- One week after PACS closes,
  • Send preliminary program to organizers (not for public sharing)
  • Ask about conflicts
  • Revise schedule and send out again. Send individual reminders to organizers who have not organized their symposia (essentially a copy of email 6, but targeted at those who are not on schedule).
- One week after PACS closes: email 7
- Two weeks after PACS closes: email 8
- Four weeks after PACS closes: email 9
- One week before meeting: email 10
- One week after meeting: email 11
- Four weeks after meeting: email 12

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Updated 2/9/2016

nameemail addressterm expires
Iona Black diblack4@gmail.com 2013-2018
George Bodner gmbodner@purdue.edu 2009-2017
Deborah Bromfield-Lee dblee-acs@melifera.com 2015-2017
Amy Cannon Amy_Cannon@BeyondBenign.org 2011-2016
Patrick Daubenmire pdauben@luc.edu 2013-2018
Carmen Valdez Gauthier cgauthier@flsouthern.edu 2009-2017
Nick Grossoehme grossoehmen@winthrop.edu 2016-2018
Bill Harwood bill.harwood@uni.edu 2009-2017
Judith Iriarte-Gross judith.iriarte-gross@mtsu.edu 2009-2017
Steven Fleming sfleming@temple.edu 2012-2017
Christine Jaworek-Lopes jaworek@emmanuel.edu 2011-2016
Wayne Jones wjones@binghamton.edu 2009-2017
Irv Levy irv.levy@gordon.edu 2006-2016 (Chair)
Joe March march@uab.edu 2009-2017
Andy Marsh marsh@lvc.edu 2013-2015
Cathy Middlecamp chmiddle@wisc.edu 2014-2016
Tyson Miller Miller_T1@heritage.edu 2016-2018 (Chair elect)
Emily Moore emily.moore@colorado.edu 2015-2017
Cinzia Muzzi muzzicinzia@deanza.edu 2016-2018
MaryKay Orgill marykay.orgill@unlv.edu 2013-2018
Paul Rillema Paul.Rillema@wichita.edu 2009-2017
Beatriz Rios-McKee beatrizmckee@me.com 2012-2017
Wendy Schatzberg schatzberg@dixie.edu 2015-2017
Julie Smist jsmist@springfieldcollege.edu 2016-2018
Nicole L. Snyder nsnyder@snyderglycosciencegroup.org 2008-2016
Li-Qiong Wang li_qiong_wang@brown.edu 2015-2017
Denyce Wicht dwicht@suffolk.edu 2016-2018

* Waiting for confirmation


Possible new members for the coming year

Waiting for confirmation: Julie Smist, Cinzia Muzzi
Pending invitation: Tyson Miller


USEFUL RESOURCES

ACS Meetings link
DivCHED Program Committee link
DivCHED Operations Manual link
ACS Network High School Day Programming forum (private group; contact program chair for access)