The 'E' in ICCRE
This study of the role of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in chemistry education begins by discussing the lack of computer-based enhancements in the study of chemistry and goes on to describe ACS efforts to deal with this problem, including a member survey, formation of the Computer Secretariat to coordinate computer-related activities within the ACS, establishment of a network for electronic conferencing, symposia dealing with computers in chemistry, newsletters, and teacher workshops. A bachelor's program at Southern Methodist University in which chemistry majors can pursue a minor in computer science is described. Interaction between the ACS and the Mathematical Association of America to determine how the capabilities of computers have changed the mathematics skills needed by chemistry students and a plan to make Chemical Abstracts and CAS ONLINE available to schools at discounted rates are also noted. The ACS bachelor's degree approval program is discussed, and a section on computers in chemistry which is appended to the ACS Guidelines for Approval of Bachelor's Programs is attached. (MES)
Lykos, P. The 'E' in ICCRE.