Hosted by UC San Diego
March 21-23, 2014
National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE - pronounced no-be-shay) West Regional Meeting being held March 21-23, 2014, on the University of California, San Diego campus. The meeting is a three-day educational and technical event consisting of different multidisciplinary workshops and symposiums focusing on chemistry, chemical engineering, and professional development opportunities for students, STEM educators, and industry professionals. Keynote speakers include Dr. Kimberly Prather (UCSD, SIO, CAICE Director) and Dr. Joseph Francisco (Purdue University, former national ACS and NOBCChE president, member of the National Academy of Sciences).
The primary purpose of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE - pronounced no-be-shay) is to initiate and support local, regional, national, and global programs that assist people of color in fully realizing their potential in academic, professional, and entrepreneurial pursuits in chemistry, chemical engineering, and related fields. The Organization promotes careers in science and technology as an achievable goal for elementary, middle, and high school students. In addition, NOBCChE encourages college students to pursue graduate degrees in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. NOBCChE makes a difference!
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For K-12 Science Educators and STEM Professionals
The workshop is a FREE, one-day, hands-on event that provides educators with science-based activities that can be implemented in the classroom. Teachers will receive at least one complete kit of materials for each activity, a certificate of completion, and can earn up to 5 hours of professional development credit. Refreshments will be provided. Upon conclusion of the workshop, participants are invited to attend the Conference Welcome Reception at the Birch Aquarium from 6-9 PM.