The Polymer Education Committee of the American Chemical Society offers annual awards for excellence to high school and junior high school science teachers who have introduced the study of polymer chemistry into their classrooms. Previous award recipients have instituted courses in polymer chemistry; developed texts, demonstrations, lab experiments, computer programs, and videotapes that facilitate inclusion of polymer chemistry concepts in already existing science courses; or shared their own interest in the subject with other teachers through workshops and mentoring activities. One awardee and three honorable mentions will receive cash awards and classroom materials.
The nomination deadline is January 31. For more information, contact the Polymer Education Coordinator, Miami University--Middletown, 4200 E. University Blvd., Middletown, Ohio 45044; (513) 424-4444, Ext. 369.