The American Chemical Society (ACS), the SENCER Centers of Innovation Southwest and South, and Bellhaven University welcome you to Jackson, Mississippi and to our symposium with a theme of STEM Education in Mississippi: Issues and Innovations. Throughout a full-day of activities, we will focus on use of innovative and proven pedagogy to reduce barriers to learning, student success, and retention. Presenters include educators and administrators from throughout the country. 

We look forward to seeing you at Belhaven’s Kim Center -- Friday, September 29, 2017! Remember to REGISTER so we know how many meals to prepare!

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Keynote Address [clear filter]
Friday, September 29


Teaching (and Learning) with Energy, Food, and Trash
Energy, food and trash! One's own campus provides an almost inexhaustible source of content. Equally importantly, topics in campus energy use, food supply chains, and waste ñdisposalî can help engage students in learning content in their introductory chemistry, physics, biology, and environmental science courses. Furthermore, these topics offer opportunities for undergraduate research and civic engagement A win-win-win scenario!

For 20 years, I served on the author team, including as editor-in-chief, of Chemistry in Context, a national project of the American Chemical Society. This textbook engages students in learning chemistry through real-world contexts such as air quality, stratospheric ozone depletion, water, and energy. Five years ago, I began using the real-world context of my own university campus, connecting campus issues to larger regional and global ones. This presentation tells the campus stories, both what worked well and what did not.

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Catherine Middlecamp

Peterson Family Dean of Arts & Sciences, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Professor Cathy Middlecamp is a Fellow of the American Chemical society (2009) and the Immediate Past Chair of Division of Chemical Education.  She has received two national ACS awards: the 2015 Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences and... Read More →

Friday September 29, 2017 7:30pm - 8:20pm
Kim Center at Belhaven University