From: "Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety" <secretary**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] New National Academies Report on Informal Chemistry Communication
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2016 06:27:03 -0700
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I think that it's encouraging that the NAP included Prudent Practices in the list of related documents... o

- Ralph

Learn about Effective Chemistry Communication in Informal Settings at the American Chemical Society National Meeting

Join members of the Effective Chemistry Communication in Informal Settings committee as they present the report"s findings and conclusions at the 2016 American Chemical Society National Meeting in San Diego.

Increasingly, chemists are communicating about their work in informal learning settings such as science festivals, museums, science caf╠ęs, and online media--experiences that help increase public appreciation of chemistry and inspire interest in chemistry careers.

However, there are few resources to guide chemists in ways to explain their research to non-specialists. Effective Chemistry Communication in Informal Settings reviews current efforts to communicate chemistry in informal settings and draws on existing research to help chemists plan and develop effective outreach activities. A report PDF is available for download.

American Chemical Society National Meeting Event
Wednesday, March 16, 9:00 a.m. PDT
ACS Press Center
Room 16 B
San Diego Convention Center

Members of the report"s authoring committee will present the report"s findings and conclusions and answer questions at a press conference. Conference registration is required to attend. A live video webcast of the discussion will be available.

Effective Chemistry Communication in Informal Environments
Chemistry plays a critical role in our daily lives, community issues, national policy, and global events. Yet the public may be ill-informed, misinformed, or worse, chemophobic. Evidence-based outreach, communication, and engagement ...
Chemistry in Primetime and Online: Communicating Chemistry in Informal Environments: Workshop Summary
It is critical that we increase public knowledge and understanding of science and technology issues through formal and informal learning for the United States to maintain its competitive edge in today's global economy. Since most Americans learn ...

Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: Handling and Management of Chemical Hazards, Updated Version
Prudent Practices in the Laboratory--the book that has served for decades as the standard for chemical laboratory safety practice--now features updates and new topics. This revised edition has an expanded chapter on chemical management ...

Strengthening High School Chemistry Education Through Teacher Outreach Programs: A Workshop Summary to the Chemical Sciences Roundtable
A strong chemical workforce in the United States will be essential to the ability to address many issues of societal concern in the future, including demand for renewable energy, more advanced materials, and more sophisticated pharmaceuticals. ...

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