NESACAS awards the Lyman C. Newell Grants for the Annual Summer Conferences of the New England Association of Chemistry Teachers each year. Grants are awarded to partially cover the cost of the conference for up to four high school teachers. The four-day conference gives participants opportunities to work in the lab and to design new activities, to view demonstrations and to discuss units of study. The conference is usually held at an educational institution in New England in early August and is co-sponsored by NEACT and that institution.
The Lyman C. Newell Grants commemorate a former chair (in 1925) 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 (New England Association of Chemistry Teachers) 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.
Prof. Newell also was first chair of the HIST division of the ACS and more about Prof. Newell can be found on the HIST division website.
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.
To submit a nomination, please contact Dr. Ruth Tanner (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair of the NESACS Continuing Education Committee
Rick Linden, RHAM High School
Cindy Scheetz, New Haven Public Schools
Manju Prakash, Fairmont Preparatory Academy
Hilary Blanchard, Recent graduate-St Joseph’s College
Mary Jac Reed, Fairfield Ludlow High School
Jennifer Walker, Wilmington High School (MA)
Mary Jac Reed Fairfield, Ludlowe High School (CT)
Andrew Angle, Watkinson School (CT)
Maureen Clark, Phoenix Central Schools (NY)
Richard Boucher, King Philip Regional High School, Wrentham, MA
Katherine Fogary, Boston Latin Academy, Dorchester, MA
Ann Lambert, King Philip Regional High School, Wrentham, MA
Richard Moran, Canton High School, Canton, MA
Esther Hines, Lexington High School, Lexington, MA
Nancy Jean Ward, East Bridgewater High School, East Bridgewater, MA
Kimberly Rebello, Bristol Plymouth Technical High School, Taunton, MA
Marcia Boccuzzi, Fairfield Ludlowe High School, Trumbull, CT
Lorraine Kelly, Hull High School, Hull, MA
James Kresel, Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, Oak Bluffs, MA
Patricia Brandl, Medford High School, Medford, MA
Ernestine Struzziero, Lynnfield High School, Lynnfield, MA
Linda Ryan, Shrewsbury, MA
Douglas Baker, Center Barnstead, NH
Cheryl Nowak, Rockland, MA
Pamela Bergquist, Somerville, MA