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Gomez, Frank A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1990
Discussed are the background, objectives, statement of need, target population, program activity, budget, staffing, funding, problems, and evaluation of the project. Suggestions for the initiation of analogous programs are provided. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Hispanic Americans, Latin Americans, Minority Groups
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Parker, O. Jerry; And Others – Journal of Chemical Education, 1990
Described is a Master of Science Teaching Degree program which involves the collaboration of seven departments: biology, chemistry and biochemistry, physics, geology, geography, computer science, and mathematics. Degree requirements, course descriptions, and rationale for the program are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Course Descriptions, Degree Requirements, Educational Cooperation
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Taft, Hessy L. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1990
Described is a curriculum survey of general chemistry courses at the college level and an evaluation survey of the advanced placement chemistry examination. Results indicated that the AP chemistry course should remain broad in coverage and should expand its laboratory component. Analyses also indicated that the AP exam was appropriate and valid.…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Advanced Placement, Chemistry, College Science
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Harwood, John J. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1989
Reported are the results of a survey conducted to identify which analytical methods are most commonly used in nonacademic analytical laboratories. Laboratory supervisors' ratings of various aspects of chemical education are included. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Educational Assessment, Graduate Study
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Journal of Chemical Education, 1988
Editorially reviews the history of reform in science education from the 1920s to 1983. Highlights agreement among the various reports. Specifies the role of chemistry education in science reform. Announces a new book from the National Research Council, "Opportunities in Chemistry, Today and Tomorrow." (CW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Educational History, Elementary School Science
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Beall, H.; Berka, L. H. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1990
Summarized are the comments of four chemists who spoke at a conference on chemistry in March 1989. Presenters included Frank H. Westheimer of Harvard University, John L. Burmeister of the University of Delaware, Henry A. Bent of the University of Pittsburgh, and Miles Pickering of Princeton University. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Conference Proceedings, Educational Trends
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Mills, Ian M. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1989
Discussed are some of the issues which were considered when the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry revised its guide to notation in physical chemistry. Included are the choice between SI and non-SI units and choosing sensible names and symbols for quantities. (CW)
Descriptors: Atomic Structure, Chemical Nomenclature, Chemistry, Classification
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Wittcoff, Harold – Journal of Chemical Education, 1987
Explores some of the ways that lead is being replaced in the production of gasolines. Discusses the effects these changes are having on the chemical industry. Contrasts the use of ethyl alcohol from renewable sources with alcohols depending on the availability of isobutene. (TW)
Descriptors: Chemical Industry, Chemistry, College Science, Energy