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Sunday, August 3 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
S1: Big 10 Gen Chem Labs: Advances, Innovations, and Challenges

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This symposium will provide a forum for discussing the current state of the general chemistry labs at universities in the Big 10 Conference. Topics of discussion, while aimed at large, research-oriented chemistry departments, will be relevant to most any other size chemistry department. This symposium invites presentations that outline any innovative approach to teaching general chemistry labs, whether successful or not. The organizers believe sharing both successes and failures will stimulate discussion and facilitate progress for all involved.

Presider: Joe Keiser, Penn State

Related Papers

Introduction (2:00 pm to 2:05 pm)
P1: If it's Tuesday this must be Belgium: Curriculum cycles in chemistry (2:05 pm to 2:25 pm)
P2: Streamlining labs: Serving more with less (2:25 pm to 2:45 pm)
P3: Quarters to semesters: Downsizing and detours (2:45 pm to 3:05 pm) [WITHDRAWN]
P4: Contextually relevant labs in an introductory chemistry sequence (3:05 pm to 3:25 pm)
Break (3:25 pm to 3:40 pm)
P5: Food science version of general chemistry lab (3:40 pm to 4:00 pm)
P6: Integrating an electronic lab notebook and lab manual content: Using a flexible digital platform to facilitate problem-based experiments in general chemistry (4:00 pm to 4:20 pm)
Panel Discussion (4:20 pm to 4:40 pm)


Joe Keiser

Penn State University


Michelle Driessen

University of Minnesota

Sunday August 3, 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm
MAK B1138