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ChemEd 2019

ChemEd 2019  • July 21st - 25th

Hosted by: North Central College

ChemEd 2019

Wentz Science Center • Opened March 2017

North Central College

131 S Loomis Street

Naperville, IL 60540

Meal Plan Hours

Monday - Thursday:

Breakfast: 7am-9am

Lunch: 11 am - 1 pm


Monday Dinner: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Tuesday Dinner:  5:30 pm - 6:30 pm 

Yellow sticker = B, L, D     Blue sticker = L & D


Thursday Lunch Reminder:

For those that REQUESTED Thursday Boxed Lunches will be labeled w/your name!


Mole Breakfast, was selected & paid for at registration - check your email to confirm your registration for that event! 6:02am @ Wentz Concert Hall on Tuesday!

Hotel Shuttle:


6:30 am - 10 am & 5 pm - 10 pm



5:15 am - 10 am & 5 pm - 10 pm


5:30 am - 10 am & 9 pm - 11 pm

All departures/pickups are from Lot G and the Fairfield Inn Parking Lot

Professional Development:

Sign in & out for PD hours on iPads located at a station on the south end of the 1st floor of the ​Wentz Science Center.


Digital "Trading Post"

Presenters that have chosen to share their materials or presentation slides are organized HERE by presenter name or HERE organized in schedule format!


*thank you to our presenters for sharing!*

                         Dorm Check-out:

Check-out (regardless of what dorm you stayed in) is scheduled from 10 am - 2 pm this Thursday at New Hall Multi-purpose Room (where Sunday check-in occured).  Leave your linens in your room & bring your keys to check-out!

Checking out of the dorms before 10 am on Thursday?

Return your keys to the front desk at Ward Hall on the first floor (7am - 9pm).   ------>

If it's between 9pm & 12am call 331-300-1110, someone will meet you at Ward Hall.

Wanting to check out before 7am? 

Contact in advance to make arrangements.

Going on a tour to Argonne or Fermilab on Thursday afternoon?

The college is aware that you are going on a trip that extends past the conference,

please check-out at Ward Hall (front desk) when you return from your trip.


Ward Hall Entrance

Cancelled Sessions:

Polymers: Teaching Science and Math Concepts with Gooey Labs (Monday July 22nd, 9:45am-11:15am @ WSC 223) - Debbie Goodwin

Teaching Elementary School Science Using Children's Literature (Monday, July 22 • 1:25pm - 3:30pm) - Barbara Manner

Solids - the “neglected” state of chemistry (Monday July 22nd, 2:00pm-3:30pm @ WSC 321) - Debbie Goodwin

Soap Making: Good for Teaching Basic Concepts and Good for your Community (Tuesday July 23rd, 1:25pm-3:30pm @ WSC 319 - LAB) - Sue Klemer

Gowin’s Vee: Reworking an “old” lab organizer for the new NGSS Practices (Wednesday July 24th, 3:50pm-4:45pm @ BE 120) - Sue Klemmer

Letter to Attendees

Check-in on Sunday will occur 11am-9pm

@ New Hall Dorm

451 S. Brainard St., Naperville, IL 60540

Schedule Announced!

(rooms assignments are subject to change)

Limited Capacity Workshop Summary

(RSVP by a google form emailed to you soon)

Sched Tutorial Here

North Central College, located in Naperville, Illinois will be hosting the 25th ChemEd conference from July 21st to 25th, 2019.  North Central College is a comprehensive liberal arts college with a population of roughly 3,000 students.  ChemEd takes place on a college campus allowing for hands on labs, workshops, and demonstrations.  This biennial conference is one of the largest for educators involved in teaching Chemistry in North America.  It is an opportunity for educators to gather together for five days to learn and exchange their teaching ideas in a friendly and motivating environment.  ChemEd creates a community for dedicated and involved science educators.

The University of Waterloo hosted the first ChemEd in 1973.  After 44 years, the conference has matured to include many traditions such as the Reg Friesen lecture, children/family programs, Mole Day breakfast, 6.02K Mole Stroll, and an end-of-conference celebration.

Naperville is a family friendly town, conveniently located 28 miles west of Chicago.  Historic downtown Naperville is only a few blocks from North Central College’s campus providing a wide array of shops, restaurants, and entertainment.  For a quick trip to Chicago, the Metra train station is a ten-minute walk from campus.

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