Chemical Education Division

Founded in the late 1960s, the Chemical Education Division supports RACI state branch chemical education groups through facilitating activities with secondary school teachers and students (including titration competition heats, crystal growing and lecture tours). In this way we can help advance the teaching of chemistry at both the secondary and tertiary levels, and promote interest in, and understanding of, chemistry.


Our purpose


We created the Chemical Education Division to:

  • provide a networking platform for those with a common interest across multiple education sectors
  • disseminate the latest research in, and applications of, chemistry education and practice
  • provide for the professional development of secondary and tertiary educators
  • encourage students to embark on a career in chemical sciences and teaching.


Regular Events 


Our Chemical Education Division is very active in holding regular events. Highlights include:

  • A Symposium scheduled in between RACI Congress events which aims to bring together the diverse community representing chemistry educators (engaged in research and practice) who teach in tertiary and secondary contexts in Australia
  • events on Discipline Day at the Australian Conference for Science and Mathematics Education
  • utilising the Chemistry Discipline Network (ChemNet) to share news and resources to subscribers in order to build strong communication for the Division and reach the wider community of chemistry educators.




Divisional Awards


We present a range of awards to recognise the contribution of our members to chemical education. Highlights include:

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Divisional committee

Position Name
Chair Elect - Dr Reyne Pullen
Treasurer - Dr Stephanie S. Schweiker
Chair - Dr Erica Smith
Secretary - Dr Sara Kyne
Past Chair - Gwen Lawrie
ECR Representative - Dr Stephen George-Williams


Become involved


If you would like more information on our Chemical Education Division, or how to become involved, please contact us

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