Distinguished Service to the Section:
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Marie Callender’s Restaurant
21211 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503
We are pleased to announce that Michael Morgan has been selected to receive our Section’s Agnes Ann Green Award. The dinner will be held at Marie Callender’s Restaurant, 21211 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503. Check-in is at 6:00 pm, dinner at 7:00 and the presentation is at 8:00.
Biography: Michael Morgan is currently the Honors and Advanced Placement Chemistry teacher at Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School. He received his degree at UC Santa Cruz under the direction of Professor Frank C. Andrews. Since UCSC he has become heavily involved in the field of Chemical Education serving twice as a fellow of the Institute for Chemical Education at the University of Wisconsin working for Professor John W. Moore.
For many years Mr. Morgan wrote a regular column entitled “Ideas From the Coast” for the now defunct journal “Connecting with Chemistry” and in 2015 he became a featured contributing author for the journal ChemEdx.org. He has served as a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Chemical Education: Software. Over the past 25 years he has presented over 100 workshops, conferences, and lecture demonstration shows on topics ranging from “Chemistry in our Everyday Lives” to “Chemical Philately: A Perforated History of Chemistry.”
Since the early 1990’s Mr. Morgan has been working with the ACS in a variety of activities. On the national level he serves on the advisory board for the ACS Chemistry Clubs program and is also a member of DIVCHED’s “Precollege Chemistry Committee”. He currently plans and hosts the AACT’s yearly “Update for Chemistry Teachers” meeting held at Occidental College. He serves on the SCALACS Executive Committee and was Chair of the Southern California Section in 2016. He has also chaired the Education Committee for several years coordinating the annual High School Teachers Meeting, the Paul Shin Memorial High School Teacher of the Year Award and co-hosting the Educational Awards Banquet.
In the last three years he has served AACT as a Regional Representative, been a candidate for President, and presented workshops at the National level for AACT. Mr. Morgan has been the recipient of the Southern California ACS Teacher of the Year Award and has received the 2013 Western Regional Award for Excellence in High School Teaching.
Reservations: There is a choice of entree of Chicken Broccoli Pasta, Braised Pot Roast or Honey Ginger Glazed Salmon. The cost is $25 payable in cash or check at the door. For reservations, please email Nancy Paradiso at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, November 21st.
Prior meetings this year:
- 2018-01-25: Dinner Meeting at CSULA with John Pollard, University of Arizona
- 2018-04: Chemists Celebrate Earth Week Events
- 2018-05-01: Tolman Award Dinner honoring Prof. Jeffrey Zink, UCLA
- 2018-05-11: Tour of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
- 2018-05-18: Educational Awards Banquet
- 2018-10-27: Nano Western Regional Meeting at Caltech
- 2018-11-03: High School Chemistry Teachers Meeting
- 2018-12-01: Agnes Ann Green Distinguished Service Award Dinner honoring Michael Morgan