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References on 'teaching abstract models' needed


A colleague in Applied Linguistics that is looking for references on '*teaching abstract models*' to help support a psycholinguistics manuscript. They reached out to our local DBER group, and I figured someone in the CER community might have references to contribute. If you do, please send them to me ( and I will pass them along. Many thanks!


Cottrell Scholars Collaborative Graduate TA Workshop


This announcement is sent on behalf of the Cottrell Scholars Collaborative Graduate TA Workshop team. The objective of this project is to facilitate broad adoption of interactive and evidence-based teaching and learning strategies by harnessing the potential of teaching assistants (TAs). We will pursue this objective with several coordinated activities including a 2.5-day TA workshop; development of online and print materials; and development of a professional network of TAs and instructors.


Abstracts for ChemEd symposia due for ACS Great Lakes Regional Meeting


The next 2019 ACS Great Lakes Regional Meeting will be held May 1-4, 2019 in Lisle, IL (just outside of Chicago). The meeting will focus on Careers, Education, and Sustainability.

We welcome abstract submissions for chemical education symposia in the following areas:

Assistant/Associate Director of the TN STEM Education Center (TSEC)

We would love to consider someone with a strong CER background for this position, please share broadly with prospective candidates. Thanks! Greg

The Tennessee STEM Education Center (TSEC) at Middle Tennessee State University invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Director of the Tennessee STEM Education Center. Start date for the position may be as early as March 1, 2019. This is a 12-month, full-time (non-tenurable) appointment which will include an appointment in the appropriate academic department.

January Webinar – Kinsey Bain and Maia Popova

In January, the RSC Chemical Education Research Group webinar will be celebrating two early career researchers. Each speaker will take 30 minutes to present and discuss their topic.

It’s just math: Investigating undergraduate student understanding of chemical kineticsKinsey Bain

Organic chemistry students’ challenges with coherence formation between reactions and reaction coordinate diagrams - Maia Popova