News and Updates


The 2012 BCCE Committee Members

2012 BCCE Volunteers
Jens Breffke – The Pennsylvania State University
Kenton Chodara – The Pennsylvania State University
Marguerite Ciolkosz – Retired Chemistry Teacher
Stuart Friesen –

Wednesday Events and Meetings at the BCCE!

7:15 AM – 8:00 AM Symposia presiders and workshop organizers prepare rooms/load presentations

8:00 AM – 9:15 AM Plenary address by Dr. Stephen Pruitt

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Children’s

BCCE Registration/Check-in on Wednesday!

We have staff in the HUB 7:30-9:30am Wednesday for conference check-in. If you can’t make the designated hours, please email Dan Sykes (

Locations of Refreshment Breaks

Refreshments/food tables are located:

Life Sciences Building – lower level area outside rooms 00x through 01x LFS
Thomas Building – outside 100 Thomas
Wartik Building – 1st floor hallway

Tuesday Events and Meetings at the BCCE!

7:15 – 8:00 AM Symposia presiders and workshop organizers prepare rooms/load presentations

8:00 AM – 9:15 AM Plenary address by Dr. Subha Das

8:00 AM –

Room Changes for Workshops!

Below are new room assignments for several workshops:

Tuesday 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

W53: 151 N Frear W25: 258 Willard W13: 106 Chambers

Tuesday 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Open Meeting ACS DivCHED Committee on Computers in Chemical Education!

Open Meeting
Wednesday, August 1, 12:30 PM in 301D Life Sciences Building

The ACS DivCHED CCCE (Committee on Computers in Chemical Education) is organizing an

New Information on Social Events, Tours, etc.!!

Click here for new Information on social events, tours and other activities!

Internet/Wireless Access – updated Sunday, July 29, 2012 – please read!

Information regarding internet/wireless access has been updated and also appears below:

Obtain an Access Account:

1. Upon arrival, request a temporary PSU access account (times/locations below). 2. You must provide

Focus Groups!

The US Department of Education has funded a project involving Project Kaleidoscope, the American Chemical Society, and 10 other disciplinary societies to help faculty engage undergraduate students in building solutions

Attending the New Members or Birds-of-a-Feather Meetings? Interested in any of the tours? Need information? Click here!

If you plan to attend the New Members Meeting (12:30-2:00 PM Monday, July 30 in Pollock Commons) or Birds-of-a-Feather Meetings (12:30-2:00 PM Monday and Tuesday, July 30 and 31 in

Tours: Breazeale Nuclear Reactor, Chemistry Res/Inst Labs, Winery, Steam Ecology, Palmer Art Museum

A number of spaces are still open for the following tours/activities:

Lion Ambassador Tour of Penn State and Penn State’s history, 9:30 AM
Breazeale Nuclear Reactor, 2:00

BCCE Spouse/Guest Program

Below is the tentative schedule for the Spouse/Guest Program (ages 13+) for the 2012 BCCE conference:

9:30-11:00 AM Lion Ambassador tour of the campus and Penn State’s history

BCCE Children’s Program

The Children’s Program (ages 5-12) will be held on-site – the base of operations will be 109 Whitmore Lab but the children will be out and about visiting a number

Daily Updates! click on the News+Updates (megaphone icon) for all the latest updates

New information posted for oral and poster presentations…click on the Presenters’ tab!

Registration Deadline: July 20, 2012

Registration Deadline: July 20, 2012!

New Member & Birds-of-a-Feather Meetings

New Member & Birds-of-a-Feather Meetings

Plenary Speaker, Stephen Pruitt, in the News!


Need Assistance/Information? Click on this link!

Need Assistance/Information? Click on this link!

Early reduced-rate registration ends May 31

Need to register? Click here!

Pennsylvania Act 48 for teachers attending the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education!

Penn State is an Act 48-approved provider. Prior to enrolling, professional educators are encouraged to confirm that this program fits their school district’s professional development plan for Act 48.

Technical Symposia Schedule

Technical Symposia Schedule

Workshop Schedule

Workshop Schedule

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