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Thursday, August 7 • 9:30am - 12:30pm
S56: Engaging Students in Physical Chemistry

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Presentations in this symposium may include new laboratory or classroom exercises, new approaches to the structure of the physical chemistry curriculum, active learning pedagogies, the inclusion of contemporary research topics in the curriculum, and the interface of physical chemistry with other disciplines.  Discussions will include issues in the physical chemistry curriculum and strategies to improve student engagement.

Presider: Craig Teague, Cornell College

Related Papers

Introduction (9:30 am to 9:35 am)
P966: Adding data workshops to spectroscopic experiments in order to teach students how to puzzle out solution strategies (9:35 am to 9:55 am)
P967: Kinetics of cyclohexenyl cation formation: An ideal experiment for physical chemistry or advanced organic chemistry lab (9:55 am to 10:15 am)
P968: AFM force-distance, single molecule spectroscopy of titin: An undergraduate physical chemistry laboratory experiment (10:15 am to 10:35 am)
P969: Assembly of a vacuum chamber: A hands-on approach to introduce vacuum science (10:35 am to 10:55 am)
Break (10:55 am to 11:10 am)
P970: Path to a laser spectroscopy experiment as part of an undergraduate laboratory (11:10 am to 11:30 am)
P971: Effect of ionic strength on the configuration of a polymer in aqueous solution (11:30 am to 11:50 am)
P972: Using the biggest magnet: Development of a problem-based lab using the Earth's magnetic field to teach NMR spectroscopy (11:50 am to 12:10 pm)
Panel (12:10 pm to 12:30 pm)

Moderators
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Craig Teague

Associate Professor, Cornell College
I teach physical chemistry, general chemistry, and other courses in the undergraduate curriculum. I also do student/faculty research. I am interested in active learning, especially through Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning. My student/faculty research centers on investigations of molecular interactions at the nanoscale, mostly to address energy-related questions.

Thursday August 7, 2014 9:30am - 12:30pm
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