Public Outreach: A 25 Year Perspective

Public Outreach: A 25 Year Perspective

ACS Webinars: National Chemistry Week


ACS has joined with the Nanoscience Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net) to celebrate 25 Years of National Chemistry Week (NCW), October 21-27, 2012. The theme “Nanotechnology: The Smallest BIG Idea in Science” will be highlighted as well as the wonderful outreach resources designed to bring nanoscience to life!  Come hear from our speaker how NCW started as a one-day event and has grown to a nationally-recognized effort highlighting the influence of chemistry in everyday life.

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What You Will Learn

  • Learn about the 25 Years of National Chemistry Week
  • NCW 2012 Information and Resources
  • NISE Network outreach information and resources
  • Information and who to contact for your local NCW Celebrations
  • What is the NSF-funded Nanoscale Informal Science Education (NISE) Network.
  • How to find exciting nanotechnology hands-on activities from the NISE Network, now customized with chemistry content for NCW.
  • And much more…


Webinar Details

Date: Thursday, August 9, 2012

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Fee: Free



Meet Your Experts

Lynn Hogue has more than 40 years of experience in chemistry education. She recently retired after 16 years as the Associate Director of Miami University’s Center for Chemistry Education. While at the Center, she also was the director of its teacher and student programs and was a lead instructor for more than 50 funded National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Petrochemical Refiners Association, and Ohio Board of Regents programs. She is co‐author of 14 teacher resource books and a guest lecturer and workshop presenter at the national and international levels. Currently, Lynn serves as the Chair of the ACS’s Committee on Community Activities.


Darrell Porcello is the Director of the Center for Technology Innovation at UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science and one of the partners of the NSF-funded NISE Network (  Over the last decade, this group developed informal science education products and programs focused on nanotechnology including: 1) a permanent museum exhibition and companion website (, 2) a two-week nanotechnology summer camp in partnership with UC Berkeley’s Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems (COINS), and 3) an online media presence for the Fred Friendly Seminars-produced PBS series (  Dr. Porcello is also director of a digital library of online hands-on activities and services for science museums and education professionals located at


The Fine Print

ACS Webinars™ does not endorse any products or services. The views expressed in this presentation are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the American Chemical Society.



3 Responses to “Public Outreach: A 25 Year Perspective”

  1. Tuwanna says:

    If one cannot attend webinar will it be available after Aug 9, for viewing online. Thank tou.

  2. admin says:

    The video recording will be posted within one week of the 9th to this webpage.

  3. madeleine nawar says:

    I have been working on, and learning about the various aspects of nanotechholog; yet I am ammazed how little is done in the area of public outreach. I am glad that ACS is providing this opportunity for the community of practitioners- nano-COPs!

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