(2YC3) Conference | March 11-12

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(2YC3) Conference | March 11-12
SANDIEGOCITYCOLLEGEHOSTSCHEMISTRYCONSORTIUM
213TH2YC3CONFERENCETOBEHELDONMARCH11-12
SANDIEGO–February18,2016–SanDiegoCityCollege(SDCC)ispleasedtoannouncethatthe
213thTwo-YearCollegeChemistryConsortium(2YC3)conferencewilltakeplaceoncampuson
March11and12,2016.Thethemeoftheevent,“TeachingChemistryThroughitsSocialImpacts,”
complementsCityCollege’sfocusonsocialjustice.
2YC3isanationalgroupofchemistryeducatorsprimarilyfromcommunitycollegesthatmeetsquarterly
toenhancestudentlearningthroughprofessionaldevelopment.From60-110communitycollege
professionalsareexpectedtoattendtheconferenceatSDCC.
“Weareexcitedtohostthisconferenceformanyreasons,especiallythatitgivesustheopportunityto
engageinanationalexchangeofideasaboutcommunitycollegechemistryrighthereinSanDiego,”said
RobertKojima,Ph.D.,assistantprofessorofchemistryandthelocalarrangementschairforthe
conference.“Thefactthatitprovidesuswithanopportunitytoshowcaseournewstate-of-the-art
sciencebuildingwithmodernlabsisniceaswell.”
KojimanotedthathostingtheconferencealsoprovidesSDCCchemistryprofessorswiththechanceto
learnaboutthegreatertrendsoccurringinthechemistryworld,andexposethenationaldiscourseto
thelocalcommunity.Inaddition,participantswillhavetheuniqueopportunitytohelpshapethefuture
ofchemistrycurriculaattwo-yearcolleges.
Followingthe2YC3ConferenceatCityCollege,theAmericanChemicalSociety(ACS)willholditsannual
conferenceattheSanDiegoConventionCenterMarch13-17,withanexpectedattendanceofaround
14,000.2YC3isaffiliatedwiththeACS’sDivisionofChemistryEducation,thusmanyattendeeswillbe
goingtobothconferences.
“Wearelookingforwardtowelcomingchemistryeducatorsfromacrossthecountrytoourcampus,”
saidAnthonyBeebe,presidentofSDCC.“Ourchemistrygroupispleasedtohavetheopportunityto
collaboratewithcolleaguesonbestpracticesinadvancingthechemistrycurriculum.”
Tolearnmoreabouttheconference,visitwww.sdcity.edu/2yc3.
AboutSanDiegoCityCollege
Establishedin1914,SanDiegoCityCollegeservesastheeducationalcornerstoneofdowntownSanDiego.
A60-acreurbancampus,CityCollegeservesmorethan16,000students,offering200degreesandmajors,500
certificates,and1,800day,evening,andweekendclasses.CityCollegeispartoftheSanDiegoCommunityCollege
District(SDCCD),thesecondlargestofCalifornia’s72communitycollegedistricts,whichalsoincludesMesa
College,MiramarCollegeandContinuingEducation.
Formoreinformation,visitwww.sdcity.edu.

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