For readers interested in chemistry safety programs in undergraduate colleges and universities, please note that a CHED/CHAS sympo sium on “Safety in the Undergraduate Classroom” is scheduled for the national American Chemical Society meeting in Anaheim in March 2011. This email solicits papers for that symposium. The symposium description is:
“In 2008 the ACS Committee on Professional Training published the revised Guidelines for Bachelor’s Degree Progr ams which affirm that undergraduate chemistry programs must include safety education ‘as an integral part of the chemistry curriculum’ and that ‘throughout their studies students must experience safety proced ures and processes.’ This symposium will include presentations of ho w different colleges and universities design and implement safety instruction in chemistry courses, both in individual courses and in curriculum-wide progra ms. By sharing successful programs, we can all improve what we do on our home campuses and better educate our students for their future careers as safe scientists.”
Abstracts submission opened on August 23 and will c lose on November 1. Abstracts may be submitted at: http://por tal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PP_SUPERA RTICLE&node_id=432&use_sec=false&sec_url_var=region1& __uuid=4a6243b7-7507-41ab-a43d-ab47cee2ab78
Previous similar symposia at the ACS meeting in San Francisco (March 2010) and the BCCE (August 2010) offered many useful ideas about academic safety programs to attendees.
Interim queries may be directed to me.
David C. Finster
Professor, Department of Chemistry
University Chemical Hygiene Officer
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