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"Chemistry Colors Our World!" - Resources for National Chemistry Week, the Classroom, and Beyond

Erica K. Jacobsen
Erica K. Jacobsen Erica K. Jacobsen currently serves as a chemical education consultant. Her work includes producing resource materials for the American Chemical Society (ACS) ChemClub program, writing for ChemMatters magazine, and contributing to the JCE ChemEd Xchange and ACS ChemClubs blogs. She was also an author for ACS’s “Energy Foundations for High School Chemistry” project. She worked at the Journal of Chemical Education for over ten years, serving as editor of its Precollege Chemistry section and overseeing the Journal's high school-related content and events, including teacher workshops. Prior to joining the Journal staff, she taught grades 11 and 12 chemistry, Advanced Placement chemistry, and physics. Her “classroom” for the past ten years has been her dining room table, as she homeschools her children. She also volunteers as an ACS Science Coach teaching science to kindergarten through fourth graders at Columbia Lutheran School in The Dalles, Oregon.

Analice Sowell
Analice Sowell Analice Sowell is the chair of the Science Department at Memphis University School in Memphis, Tennessee. She currently teaches Honors Chemistry for first year students and an advanced chemistry course in Materials Science. She was honored with the school’s 2014 Outstanding Teaching Award for dedication to her students. She holds a B.S. in chemistry and an M.A. in teaching, both from Christian Brothers University. Analice has been an active member of the American Chemical Society for over a decade and has served at both the local section and national levels in governance capacities. Until recently, she served on the Committee on Community Activities where she helped lead the development of several National Chemistry Week and Chemists Celebrate Earth Day themes. A research chemist in the paper industry before moving into the classroom, she eagerly gets her own chemistry students involved in community outreach activities and frequently takes them to local elementary schools to assist in presentations.

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