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Wednesday, August 6 • 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

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Introduction (9:30 am to 9:35 am)
P742: Using team-based learning strategies to promote student engagement in a thermodynamics course (9:35 am to 9:55 am)
P743: Mnemonic devices for thermodynamic relationships (9:55 am to 10:15 am)
P744: Student-centered physical chemistry (10:15 am to 10:35 am)
P745: Using screencasting to make a symbolic math program accessible to physical chemistry students (10:35 am to 10:55 am)
Break (10:55 am to 11:10 am)
P746: Excel®-based graphical model of ro-vibrational spectra to integrate quantum mechanical, statistical mechanical and spectroscopic concepts (11:10 am to 11:30 am)
P747: Reading, writing, and arithmetic: Is there a better balance for engaging physical chemistry students? (11:30 am to 11:50 am)
P748: Emphasizing connections in physical chemistry: The case of statistical thermodynamics (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.

Wednesday August 6, 2014 9:30am - 12:30pm
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