North Jersey Section
American Chemical Society

ChemTAG

Chemistry Teacher Affiliates Group of the North Jersey Section of ACS


About ChemTAG

NJACS ChemTAGChemTAG, the Chemistry Teacher Affiliates Group of NJACS, is a discussion group of area elementary & high school chemistry teachers who gather periodically for sharing ideas and networking.

All members of the group receive access to the Section’s monthly online newsletter, The Indicator, and are entitled to attend all sectional functions. ChemTAG offers participants the opportunity to network and to share teaching resources. We welcome new Teacher Affiliates and encourage participants to join the national chemistry teacher organization, the American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) for $50/year.  This is a community of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and is for K-12 teachers.  Join at teachchemistry.org.

Contact: Abbie Young:  ayoung@njacs.org

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(Recent Event)

Apr 18, 2018 – ChemTAG – Livingston – “Chat & Chew”

You’re Invited:   Local area teachers invited to participate in an activity swap as well as to discuss the topic of Lab Safety both inside our classrooms as well as in the stock room.

What, When and Where:

Topics: "Chat & Chew"
  • Principles of Green Chemistry
  • Where to begin: How to ensure
    your labs and prep room are safe
    for you and your students.
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Time: 4:15 - 6:00 PM
Place: Livingston High School
30 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston, NJ 07039
RSVP: Abbie Young:  byoung@livingston.org
Diane Sigalas: dsigalas@livingston.org
Flyer: 2018-04-18_ChemTAG_Livingston_HS.pdf
 

2018-04-18

(Past Event)

Mar 7, 2018 – ChemTAG – Livingston – “Chat & Chew”

You’re Invited:   Local area teachers invited to participate in an activity swap as well as to discuss the topic of Lab Safety both inside our classrooms as well as in the stock room.

What, When and Where:

Topics: "Chat & Chew"
  • Activity Swap: Lessons that Worked
  • Lab safety: How to create a safe
    environment for our students
    and ourselves
Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Time: 4:15 - 6:00 PM
Place: Livingston High School
30 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston, NJ 07039
RSVP: Abbie Young:  byoung@livingston.org
Diane Sigalas: dsigalas@livingston.org
Flyer: 2018-03-07_ChemTAG_Livingston_HS.pdf
 

2018-03-07

(Past Event)

Feb 14, 2018 – Two NJ Students Win Project SEED Scholarships

Project Seed2017-18 Project SEED Scholars

[Excerpt from an article by Linda Wang in the C&EN News. The full article is here.]

The ACS Committee on Project SEED has announced the winners of its 2017–18 college scholarships. The recipients, who were selected from participants in ACS’s Project SEED research program, received one-year nonrenewable scholarships of up to $5,000 to help cover tuition and fees during their first year of college. The 27 scholarships for the 2017–18 academic year, which have a total value of $135,000, were funded by private corporations and individual donors. Additionally, three Project SEED alumni in their sophomore year received the three-year renewable Ciba Specialty Chemicals scholarship, which provides $5,000 per year.

Project SEED is ACS’s summer research program that enables economically disadvantaged high school students to conduct hands-on research. For more information, visit www.acs.org/projectseed.

Alfred & Isabel Bader

Alfred Bader is one of the founders of Aldrich Chemical, now Sigma-Aldrich. The Baders have supported Project SEED for many years and contributed to the initiation of the Summer II SEED program.

National SEED Scholars from New Jersey

Camila Sierra Gutierrez graduated from Union City High School in New Jersey. Under the mentorship of Roman Voronov and Long Pham at New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, she conducted research titled “Simulation of Artificial Bone Tissue: Chemotaxis of Stem Cells in Microfluidic Devices.” She is majoring in chemical engineering at Hudson County Community College in Jersey City, N.J.

Nicole Taylor graduated from East Orange STEM Academy in New Jersey. She conducted research titled “Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 with Microwave-Enabled One-Pot Metal/Carbon Catalysts” under the mentorship of Huixin He at Rutgers University in Newark. She is majoring in chemical physics and physics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.

2018-02-14

(Past Event)

Dec 12, 2017 – ChemTAG – Livingston – “Chat & Chew”

You’re Invited:   Local area teachers are invited to discuss phenomena-based assessments and creation of NGSS-aligned scenario item cluster format questions.

What, When and Where:

Topics: "Chat & Chew"
  • Phenomena-Based Instruction & Assessent
  • NGSS Format Test Questions
  • Where to begin: How to create scenario based,
    item cluster questions for science assessments
Date: Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017
Time: 4:15 - 6:00 PM
Place: Livingston High School
Old Queen's Campus
30 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston, NJ 07939
RSVP: Abbie Young:  <byoung@livingston.org>
Diane Sigalas: <dsigalas@livingston.org>
Flyer: 2017-12-12-ChemTAG-flyer-Chat-and-Chew.pdf
 

2017-12-12

(Past Event)

Aug 17, 2017 – ChemTAG – NJSTA Conference on STEM / NGSS

ChemTAG

ChemTAGChemTAG is a discussion group of area elementary & high school chemistry teachers who gather periodically for sharing ideas and networking.

The group will participate in a STEM / NGSS conference in August co-sponsored by NJSTA and Rowan University.

What, When and where:

Title: Using NGSS to Focus the Future  
Date: Thursday August 17, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Place: Rowan Hall - College of Engineering
Rowan University
600 North Campus Drive,
Glassboro, NJ 08028
Details: NA
Contact: Bobby Gorman <rosellerams@yahoo.com>


2017-08-17

(Past Event)

Jun 5, 2017 – ChemTAG – Rutgers – Stable Isotopes & Geology

ChemTAG

ChemTAGChemTAG is a discussion group of area elementary & high school chemistry teachers who gather periodically for sharing ideas and networking.

Join Us

At a meeting hosted by the Morris/Essex local chapter of ACS’s ChemTAG on Monday, June 5th at the Rutgers Geology Museum as we explore the many uses of stable isotopes in geology.

Dr. Lauren Neitzke, Director of the Rutgers Geology Museum, will be presenting

There is a $5 registration to cover the cost of light refreshments.

What, When and Where:

Title: Stable Isotopes and their
Applications in Geology
Speaker:Dr. Lauren Neitzke
Date: Monday June 5, 2017
Time: 4:30 - 8:00 PM
Place: Rutgers Geology Museum
Old Queen's Campus
85 Somerset Street,
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Parking: Parking is free. Use Lots 11, 26 & 30. Lot 11 is closest! [ details ]
Register: Please register by paying the $5.00 fee:
Flyer: 2017-06-05-ChemTAG-flyer-Geo-Science.pdf
Contact: Bobby Gorman <rosellerams@yahoo.com>

2017-06-05

(Past Event)

Feb 26, 2017 – Montclair State Open House re: MS Chemistry Scholarship

Montclair State Univ

OPEN-NJ Scholarship Program

Dear NJ-ACS members:

I want to let Northern NJ young chemists know about a scholarship we have at Montclair State University for M.S. study in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Biochemistry.

The program is called OPEN-NJ.   For details, please visit www.montclair.edu/csam/open-nj and view this flyer.

Basically the scholarship pays for most of a student’s tuition for a 2 year M.S. program at MSU (Chemistry, Biochemsitry, Pharmaceutical Biochemistry). Classes are at night starting at 5:30 pm or later Monday–Thursday.

On Sunday, February 26th, there will be a graduate open house at MSU. Students can meet with me and other chemistry faculty to discuss the program, and Open House attendees who apply to a program will receive a $60 application fee waiver.

Here is the link to register for the open house: register

Thanks,

Nina M. Goodey, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
College of Science and Mathematics
Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07043
goodeyn@mail.montclair.edu
973-655-3410

2017-02-26

(Past Event)

Feb 9, 2017 – ChemTAG Organizing Meeting in Edison

ChemTAG

ChemTAGChemTAG is a discussion group of area elementary school & high school chemistry teachers who gather periodically for sharing ideas and networking.

The group is planning an organizational meeting to revitalize itself for 2017.

When and where:

Date: Wednesday February 9, 2017
(or Wed Feb 16 in case of snow on the 9th)
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Place: J.P. Stevens High School
855 Grove Ave
Edison, NJ 08820   [ directions ]
Parking: Park in parking areas to the right as you enter or around the back
Agenda: See the [ flyer ]
RSVP: Michele Lumsden, michele.lumsden@edison.k12.nj.us
Rosemarie Pittenger, rosemarie.pittenger@edison.k12.nj.us
Contact: Bobby Gorman, rosellerams@yahoo.com

2017-02-09

(Past Event)

Feb 1, 2017 – ChemTAG Organizing Meeting in Livingston

ChemTAG

ChemTAGChemTAG is a discussion group of area elementary school & high school chemistry teachers who gather periodically for sharing ideas and networking.

The group is planning an organizational meeting to revitalize itself for 2017 [ flyer ]

When and where:

Date: Wednesday February 1, 2017
Snow Date: Wednesday February 8, 2017
Time: 4:30-6:30 PM
Place: Livingston High School
30 Robert Harp Drive
Livingston, NJ 07939
Alt Date: Wednesday February 8, 2017   (if snow)
RSVP: Abbie Young, byoung@livingston.org
Diane Powell, dpowell@livingston.org
Contact: Bobby Gorman, rosellerams@yahoo.com

Logistics for the meeting

1. DIRECTIONS to Livingston High School (30 Robert H Harp Drive, Livingston, NJ 07039):
www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/livingston-lancers-(livingston,nj)/map.htm

2. PARKING: Pass the front of the school on the “oval”. Make the first right onto Madonna Drive. Make an immediate right into the staff parking lot.

3. ENTERING THE BUILDING: Enter through the main entrance at the front of the school. You will need to provide photo ID to the security guard who will check you in and give you a visitor’s pass.

Once in the building, continue down the short hall past the main office. Make a left. Use the first stairwell (on your left, about halfway down the hall) to go to the second floor. Exit the stairwell towards the left. Make the first left to cross into the “Science Wing”. The meeting is in S23. We will put up signs showing the way.

4. WHAT TO BRING: copies to share of a lesson that has worked well for you.

2017-02-01

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