A one-time-only non-secure ACS exam has been adopted by nearly 500 chemistry departments

Chemical education professor and ACS exams director Kristen Murphy was interviewed by C&EN news about this year’s non-secure testing option for ACS exams. Professors had been worried that the ACS exams would become another yearly tradition canceled by COVID-19. The usual process for writing a new exam takes a committee 2 years, Murphy says, but the institute produced sets of questions for general chemistry and organic chemistry, it’s most popular exams, in only 3 weeks. Professor Murphy has been working diligently to elevate chemical education at UWM.