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Monday, August 4 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
S19: Authentic Research Experiences in the First and Second Year Curriculum: A spectrum-From Non-Science Major Courses to Organic Chemistry

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Authentic research experiences allow students to practice being scientists; to be exposed to the way chemists approach problems, how knowledge is acquired, and the use of evidence to support that knowledge. The ability to embrace uncertainty, not knowing the “right” answer, is an integral aspect of this experience, but it is often a difficult process for freshmen and sophomores. This symposium invites discussion on the use of authentic research projects in the first and second year laboratory curriculum. Presentations should include important aspects of the successful incorporation of research projects into the curriculum as well as the challenges faced in the development of the program. The inclusion of tools used in the assessment of student gains related to the development of scientific inquiry skills is also encouraged.

Presider: Brenda Harmon, Oxford College of Emory University

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Nichole Powell

Oxford College of Emory University

Monday August 4, 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm
MAK B1100