Chem Ed

Click on the links below for more information about the NCACS Chemical Education subcommittee:

What is the subcommittee about?

This subcommittee works on issues relevant to K-12 science educators, seeking to link chemistry professionals in government, industry and higher education with area elementary, middle and higher teachers and provide other professional development opportunities for K-12 educators..

When and where does it meet?

The NC-ACS Education Subcommittee meets monthly at Neomonde in Morrisville at 6-7pm. The next meeting date is Thursday, November 3, 2019. Contact Dr. Caroline Sloan for more information.

What's on the listserv and who can join it?

The Education Subcommittee listserv provides updates on committee activities and professional development and support opportunities. Anyone can join it.

To subscribe or unsubscribe the the NC-ACS Education Subcommittee listserv, send an email to from the address that receives the email and include the one-line message, "subscribe ncacs_ed" or "unsubscribe ncacs_ed."

How can I join the group?

The North Carolina section of the American Chemical Society is sponsoring a limited number of reduced priced memberships to the newly formed American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT).

Any K-12 educator in our area can join. Just fill out this form and by a return email from AACT, you will be given instructions on how to activate your reduced priced, one-year membership for only $10. The other $40 of your membership will be paid for by the NC-ACS.

To learn more about AACT and preview their K-12 instructional materials and other resources, visit their website at

If you have any questions, their Member services can be reached by phone at (877) 233-7440.

How do I get more info?

For more information, contact committee co-chair, Caroline Sloan, PhD.

What is Project SEED and who can participate?

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Project SEED program gives economically disadvantaged high school students a unique opportunity to spend 8 to 10 weeks in the summer working side-by-side with scientists to conduct hands-on research. Find out how you can get exposure to chemistry, prepare for college, and learn about science career paths.

For more information about about participating, sponsoring a student, or partnering with our local section to make Project SEED in our area happen, go to the NC-ACS Project SEED page.

What science-fun events are in our area?

Museum of Life and Science, Durham

NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

Marbles Kids Museum, Raleigh

FIRST Robotics competitions

NC Zoo, Asheboro

What is a content expert?

It's a chemist whose expertise may be a resource to educators.

Contact Dr. Caroline Sloan to find out if there is a content expert who might be able to help you or your classroom.

Are you a Chemistry Content Expert? Fill out this google form to get involved: