Honoring Community College Chemistry Teaching | November 15, 2010 Issue - Vol. 88 Issue 46 | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 
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Volume 88 Issue 46 | p. 49 | ACS Comments
Issue Date: November 15, 2010

Honoring Community College Chemistry Teaching

By Bonnie A. Charpentier, Chair, Board of Directors
Department: ACS News
Keywords: education, community college

The first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges was recently held to highlight the role of community colleges in developing the U.S.’s workforce and advancing the country’s educational goals. Community colleges are currently the largest part of the nation’s higher education system, with an enrollment of more than 8 million students. Enrollment is growing rapidly.

What does this mean for chemistry? According to data from the National Science Foundation (nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf04315), 44% . . .

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