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Awards Announced

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2007 James Flack Norris Award

The Journal of Chemical Education now has a new service for individual subscribers: automatic renewal. Our Automatic Renewal Program is new for 2008 subscriptions. It enables those of you paying by credit card to check a box that will “confirm that the credit card entered below will be charged on an annual basis for the subscription type indicated”. This option is available however you subscribe or renew: on the paper renewal form or online at the JCE Online Store. Of course, checking the box is voluntary, but we expect that subscribers will find it very convenient.

Diane M. Bunce, a professor of chemistry at The Catholic University of America has been selected as the recipient of the 2007 James Flack Norris Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Teaching of Chemistry. The award will be presented at the monthly meeting of the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society (NESACS) on Thursday, November 8, 2007 at Harvard University. The award is presented annually by NESACS to recognize an individual whose dedica- Diane Bunce tion and excellence in the teaching of chemistry have had wide-ranging effects on the profession. Bunce received her B.S. degree in Chemistry from Le Moyne College in 1972, her MAT from Cornell University in 1973, and her Ph.D. in Chemical Education from the University of Maryland in 1984. She joined the faculty of Catholic University as Lecturer in 1985 and has remained there for her entire academic career, being promoted to professor in 2006. Bunce is being recognized for her studies of how students learn chemistry, for her work on assessment and evaluation, and for her research in chemical education. Nominations for the 2008 James Flack Norris Award will be due by April 15, 2008. Please see the NESACS Web site as (accessed Aug 2007) for details.

Plan Ahead: Earth Day 2008 The Journal will again celebrate Earth Day, and will do so by featuring articles related to the Earth Day theme in its February 2008 issue. The topic is Water and the theme will be Streaming Chemistry. We plan to have articles, lab experiments, a Classroom Activity, a Resource Paper, and more… So mark your calendar to look for the February 2008 issue in mid-January—in plenty of time to prepare to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, 2008. Congratulations to Us! Congratulations are in order! The Journal of Chemical Education has been rated second in cost effectiveness in the Education–Scientific Disciplines category in a study of 6,000 journals by, a journal ranking system that evaluates the influence of scientific journals using the same sort of network-based mathematics that Google uses to rank Web pages. Using their measures of citation influence and the list prices for scholarly journals, more than 6,000 academic journals were ranked. The most cost-effective journals are the likely “must buy” periodicals for even small libraries wishing to cover the subject area. The Journal of Chemical Education ranked number 2 in terms of cost-effectiveness in the field of Education–Scientific Disciplines; see ring=priceper&resultsperpage=100&grping=%25&finecategory =HB&Submit=Search (accessed Aug 2007).

Announcements­ Share Your News with the JCE Community! Send contributions to the JCE Announcements column to ­E lizabeth A. Moore, associate editor, by email at [email protected] or at the address on the masthead. Contributions should be concise, to the point, and appropriate for the Journal’s audience. They may be edited for ­clarity, timeliness, or length.

Proposal Deadlines National Science Foundation Directorate for Education and Human Resources These NSF deadlines have been established or are ­anticipated.

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers Full Proposals, Institutional Transformation Dec. 6, 2007 Full Proposals, Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation and Dissemination January 17, 2008 Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Full Proposals October 11, 2007 Preliminary Proposals April 24, 2008 Alliances for Broadening Participation in STEM (ABP) Full Proposals (Educ. Research Proj.) October 12, 2007 Full Proposals (Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation) October 12, 2007 Course, Curriculum & Lab Improvement (CCLI) Full Proposals, Phases 2 and 3 January 10, 2008 Discovery Research K–12 (DR-K12) Preliminary and Full Proposal dates vary depending on focus; see NSF EHR Web site for details

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Award Deadlines ACS Award for Affordable Green Chemistry The American Chemical Society has established a new Award for Affordable Green Chemistry, supported by an endowment from the Rohm and Haas Co. The award will recognize outstanding scientific discoveries that lay the foundation for environmentally friendly products or manufacturing processes at a cost comparable to or less than current technologies. The award will also recognize discovery of new eco-friendly chemistries with potential to yield products or manufacturing processes that are less expensive than existing alternatives. The first recipient of the award will be recognized at the ACS Spring 2009 national meeting in Salt Lake City. The award consists of $5,000, a certificate, and a plaque. Nominations may be made until November 1, 2007. For additional details

and nomination criteria, and to apply for the award, visit ACS Award for Affordable Green Chemistry at http://www.chemistry. org/portal/a/c/s/1/acsdisplay.html?DOC=awards\Affordable_ Green_Chemistry.html (accessed Aug 2007).

Courses, Seminars, Meetings, Opportunities QuestBridge National College Match Program The QuestBridge National College Match helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to some of the nation’s most selective colleges. More information and applications to the program (available without charge) are at collegematchtext/ (accessed Aug 2007).

Proposal Deadlines

Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive ­Research: Workshop Opportunities (EPS) Full Proposals accepted any time Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Full Proposals, Chemistry November 9, 2007 Full Proposals, other sciences early November 2007 Informal Science Education (ISE) Preliminary Proposals March 13, 2008 Full Proposals June 19, 2008 Integrative Graduate Education & Research Traineeship Program (IGERT) Full Proposals (by invitation only) October 5, 2007 Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) annually on the fourth Thursday in January NSF Scholarship in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (S-STEM) Letter of Intent October 10, 2007 Full Proposals November 13, 2007 Letter of Intent July 10, 2008 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring Full Proposals March 4, 2008 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Full Proposals, REU Site (Antarctic) June 6, 2008 Full Proposals, REU Site August 18, 2008 Science Learning Centers (SLC) Full Proposals, spring target date February 4, 2008

Official deadline dates for proposals will be specified in the new program solicitation for each program, to be published at least three Julys before the relevant deadline date. Consult the NSF Education and Human Resources (EHR) Web site (http:// and that of its Division of Undergraduate Education ( jsp?div=DUE) for the most up-to-date listings and guidelines; phone: 703/292-8670; email: [email protected].

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.*

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Camille Dreyfus Teacher–Scholar Awards Program: January 9, 2008 Faculty Start-Up Awards Program: May 8, 2008 Henry Dreyfus Teacher–Scholar Awards Program: June 26, 2008 New Faculty Awards Program: May 8, 2008 Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry: May 22, 2008 Senior Scientist Mentor Program: Completed Proposals: October 4, 2007 Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences: Completed Proposals (by invitation): November 15, 2007

* New submission guidelines may apply; for details, check the Dreyfus Foundation Web site at Further information and confirmation of the above deadlines may be obtained from The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc., 555 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 100223301; phone: 212/753-1760; email: [email protected]; http:// Research Corporation

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Cottrell College Science Awards: May 15 and Nov. 15 Cottrell Scholar Awards: September 1 Research Innovation Awards: suspended 2004–2007 Research Opportunity Awards: May 1 and October 1 Special Opportunities in Science Awards: suspended 2006–2008

Further information may be obtained from Research Corporation, 4703 East Camp Lowell Drive, Suite 201, Tucson, AZ 85712; phone: 520/571-1111; fax: 520/571-1119; email: [email protected]; WWW: NOTE: check this Web site for information about a new requirement for submitting applications online.  •  Vol. 84  No. 10  October 2007  •  Journal of Chemical Education 1605