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Tuesday, August 5 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
S51: Undergraduate Research in Chemistry: Expanding Opportunities and Broadening Participation

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Engaging undergraduate chemistry students in research is a valuable enterprise which utilizes some of the best practices of higher education. Chemical educators have demonstrated leadership in developing, implementing, and evaluating curricular and classroom approaches for increasing the number and diversity of student researchers. Presentations regarding individual or group projects in lecture or laboratory, redesigned courses which focus on a specific research topic, and/or the general undergraduate research process are welcome. Faculty who have incorporated research activities and/or projects into specific collegiate chemistry classes are invited to share their experiences. Expanding participation in research, while ambitious and potentially rewarding, also poses difficulties and challenges that differ from those accompanying traditional chemistry instruction. This symposium is an opportunity to communicate best practices and innovative ideas related to increasing the number and quality of undergraduate chemical researchers. 

Presider: Rebecca Jones, George Mason University

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Rebecca Jones

George Mason University


Tim Born

Grand Valley State University

Timothy Chapp

Allegheny College

Tuesday August 5, 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
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