Monday, 23 May 2005: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

Room 209 (Science & Engineering Resource Center)

College Education (COED)

About the General Chemistry Laboratory II

Chemistry, being an experimental science, has made the General Chemistry Laboratory an almost universally accepted addition to the formal Freshman chemistry lecture course. The laboratory requires active participation by students in an informal but controlled atmosphere. It allows both teacher-student and peer-peer interactions. As such, it can provide a powerful learning experience. On the other hand, relative to a lecture, the laboratory is expensive and labor intensive and, as currently practiced, many laboratories fall short of their potential. To what extent can, or should, 21st century technology and philosophy be applied to this academic classic. The speakers will provide and evaluate diverse solutions.
Organizer:Rudolph W. Kluiber
1:00 PM Keynote Address: Is the Textbook Dead?
John C. Kotz
1:50 PM Does the chemistry teaching laboratory have a future?
Melanie M. Cooper
2:35 PM Using Technology to Teach: Are Lab Instructors Really Needed?
Rudolph W. Kluiber
3:15 PM Million Dollar Data: Students constructing confidence in the laboratory
Stephen DeMeo
3:45 PM Undergraduate Research Center for Chemistry & Closely Allied Fields
Margaret Czerw, Gregory F. Herzog, John Krenos, Joseph A. Potenza, Paul Schueler, Diane C. Trainor
4:10 PM A One Semester First Year Seminar: An Interdisciplinary Study of the SARS Virus
Julie B. Ealy

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