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Mamie Moy

Department of Chemistry

Office: Fleming, 10
Contact: mmoy@uh.edu - 713-743-2720

Education: M.S., University of Houston, 1952; B.S., University of Texas at Austin, 1950

The critical, national need for a scientific literate citizenry is addressed in the development of curriculum and teacher enhancement programs in chemical sciences particularly, at the precollege levels. Basic to the effective teaching of chemical sciences is the K-12 teacher's competency in chemistry content as well as skills in manipulating hands-on activities. Chemical education is a dynamic process requiring continuous assessment of trends and directions. The need to ensure quality and to maintain academic standards in chemical education must always underlie curriculum changes and development.

Mrs. Moy is also the faculty liaison for the Neptunium Chapter of Iota Sigma Pi, a National Honorary Organization for Women Chemists.

Believing that everyone can learn if given the opportunity, Mamie Moy strives to ensure that her students have every opportunity to explore the world of the interdisciplinary natural sciences. As professor of chemistry, her enthusiasm about chemistry and her sincere enjoyment of teaching bring joy to the learning process. Moy's dedication shines also in her work as director of the SMART center, a facility for the continuing education and training of elementary and high school teachers.

  • Southeastern Texas Section Award of the ACS, 1988
  • University of Houston Teaching Excellence Award, 1977
  • Texas Executive Women, Women on the Move Awardee, 2001
  • YWCA Outstanding Woman in Education, 1996
  • Asian Pacific American Women Leadership Institute, Star Thrower Awardee, 2001
  • Distinguished Service to Science Education Award by National Science Teachers Association, 2003
  • Helen M. Free Award for Public Outreach, by the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, 2004