4 Lyman C. Newell Grants available for the 75th NEACT Summer Conference

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4 Lyman C. Newell Grants available for the 75th NEACT Summer Conference

The Northeastern Section of the American Society (NESACS) is offering four Lyman C. Newell Grants for the New England Association of Chemistry Teachers’ 75th Annual Summer Conference.  
 
This year, the conference is being held at Fitchburg State College in Fitchburg, MA.  Details for the conference can be obtained at NEACT.org.The total fees for Monday evening through Thursday morning, including registration, room and board, banquets and socials are approximately $430.00.  Each Newell Grant will be for $225, paid to the NEACT Summer Conference Registrar/Treasurer.
 
While preference will be given to teachers who are new to teaching or returning to teaching, the awards are open to all secondary school chemistry teachers.  Applicants need not be members of the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society or of NEACT.  Apply to NEACT directly.  Please contact Kathy Siok <Kathys5@cox.net> the Registrar -Treasurer at NEACT or contact her by mail at: 86 Spring Road, North Kingstown, RI  02852, or via phone at 401.885.1608.
Please make contact as soon as possible. There is no deadline for applying for the Grant.  You will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Name, Address and home telephone number
  • Number of years you have been teaching
  • Present school, the courses you taught this year and the courses you expect to teach next year
  • Why you are a good candidate for a grant
  • Whether you are interested in a partial or full grant.

The Lyman C. Newell Grants commemorate a former chair of the Northeastern Section who was a distinguished chemist, teacher, and historian of chemistry.  For many years he was chair of the Chemistry Department at Boston University.  Lyman Newell served as the first president of NEACT from 1898 to 1900 and expressed a continuing interest in training chemistry students throughout his long career.  His efforts are continued by grants that bear his name.