September 29, 2006 Meeting
Joint with the Chicago Chemists Club
Education Night
Paul B. Kelter
Paul Kelter

University Distinguished Teacher/Scholar
Professor and Director of General Chemistry
University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign

The Lessons I’ve Learned from 25 Years of Teaching

Date:  September 29, 2006
Location:    Benedictine University
Lisle, IL

Cost:  $20.00 for members of ACS and their guests, $22.00 for non-members,
     $10 for students or unemployed

Registration is FULL!  Dinner reservations are required and should be received in the Section Office via phone (847-647-8405), fax (847-647-8364), email (, or web by noon on Tuesday, September 26.   PLEASE HONOR YOUR RESERVATIONS.  The Section must pay for all dinner orders.  No-shows will be billed.

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5:00 - 6:00  PM   Job Club
5:15 - 6:15  PM   Topical Group Meeting
6:00 - 7:00   PM   Social Hour/Poster Session
7:00  PM    Dinner
8:00  PM    General Meeting

Topic: The Lessons I’ve Learned from 25 Years of Teaching

Paul Kelter, University Distinguished Teacher/Scholar, Professor and Director of General Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Abstract:  I will discuss with you the philosophical basis, and practical outcomes, of my teaching mostly large lecture classes in first-year chemistry for the past 25 years.

Biography:  Professor Kelter received his B.S. from the City College of the City University of New York in 1976 and was awarded a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry in 1980 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UN-L). Before coming to the University of Illinois (2003) as Professor and Director of the General Chemistry Division, he worked as an Educational Specialist for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, was on the faculty of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and, most recently, held the M. F. Rourk Chair in Chemistry and Chemical Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Topical Group Meeting

Zafra M. Lerman
" Using Chemistry as a Bridge to Peace in the Middle East "

Map and Directions

Parking:   Free


Dinner Served Buffet Style

Garden Salad with choice of dressing
Fresh Fruit Salad


Teriyaki Chicken Breast
Broiled Whitefish
Vegetarian Spinach Lasagna

California Blend Vegetables
Dessert:  Fruit Pie

Updated 9/25/06