|Members of the NEACT Executive Committee|
|Mel Govindan opens the day with a warm welcome.|
|Prof. Nancy Budwig from Clark University made us all feel right at home.|
|Mary Christian-Madden introducing Sr. Mary Virginia Orna|
|Sr. Mary Virginia Orna entertaining the crowd with her scientific story telling.|
You can read the descriptions of the concurrent sessions on this google doc: Short Program Descriptions.
|A group of teachers working together to computer simulations from Concord Consortium.|
|Daniel Damelin from Concord Consortium led a workshop on using modeling in the chemistry classroom|
|Dr. Jim Kaufman presented an excellent talk about lab safety.|
|Participants are experimenting with redox reactions that produce color changes with different indicators.|
|Dr. Mathangi Krishnamurthy from Fitchburg State University led a lab program.|
The group gathered for the annual NEACT banquet, where we were treated to an Italian themed meal. We all enjoyed time to discuss the workshops from the day and to get to know our fellow chemistry teachers over a relaxed meal. At the banquet, Kathy Siok was awarded the John J. Swistak Award. This award was in recognition of Kathy's work behind the scenes for the summer conference every year, along with her many years of service to NEACT in a wide range of roles. It was a pleasure to join in thanking Kathy for all of her dedication our group.
|Kathy Siok was the recipient of the John J. Swistak Award for 2015 in honor of her years of service in NEACT.|
Now it's time to look ahead to next summer! The 77th NEACT Summer Conference will be going back to the usual four-day format. Plans are already in place for an exciting conference at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, Mass. The theme for the conference is "Chemistry, Naturally". Look for more information for presenters and participants on the NEACT website. Here's a link to the flier for Summer 2016. I hope to see you there!