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Schaller, Chris P.; Graham, Kate J.; McIntee, Edward J.; Peterson, Alicia A.; Strollo, Christen M.; Jakubowski, Henry V.; Fazal, M. A.; Johnson, Brian J.; Jones, T. Nicholas; Raigoza, Annette M. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
A novel laboratory curriculum is presented, developed around some common tasks of a laboratory researcher in chemistry: purification, synthesis, and measurement. The capstone of the sequence is an integrated laboratory, leading to a more independent research experience. Students who have completed this laboratory curriculum appear to perform…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Science Curriculum
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Mousavi, Maral P. S.; Sohrabpour, Zahra; Anderson, Evan L.; Stemig-Vindedahl, Amanda; Golden, David; Christenson, Gary; Lust, Katherine; Bühlmann, Philippe – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
This article describes an ongoing initiative of the Department of Chemistry (Chem. Dept.) at the University of Minnesota (UMN) to support the mental health of graduate students. With the increasing pressure on students to carry out novel research, publish articles, learn a broad range of skills, and look for career opportunities, the levels of…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Mental Health, Stress Variables, Graduate Study
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Johnson, Sadie M.; Javner, Cassidy; Hackel, Benjamin J. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
The goal of this study was to create an accessible, inexpensive, and engaging experiment to teach high school and undergraduate chemistry or biology students about intermolecular forces and how they contribute to the behavior of biomolecules. We developed an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) to probe specific structure-function…
Descriptors: High School Students, Undergraduate Students, Chemistry, Molecular Biology
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Graham, Kate J.; McIntee, Edward J.; Raigoza, Annette F.; Fazal, M. Abul; Jakubowski, Henry V. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
A cohort program to increase retention of under-represented groups in chemistry was developed at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University. In particular, this program chose to emphasize early career mentoring and early access to research. This goal was chosen because research has been repeatedly shown to increase scientific identity…
Descriptors: STEM Education, School Holding Power, Disproportionate Representation, Chemistry
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Gagnon, Nicole L.; Komor, Anna J. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
Adult learners seeking a high school equivalency degree are a highly motivated group of students that almost universally meet outreach audience goals of serving minority, low-income, and other disadvantaged populations. Despite the demonstrated need of this population, these students are not commonly served by university-sponsored science outreach…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, High School Equivalency Programs, Science Education, Outreach Programs
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Beussman, Douglas J.; Walters, John P. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
Virtually all modern chemical instrumentation is controlled by computers. While software packages are continually becoming easier to use, allowing for more researchers to utilize more complex instruments, conveying some level of understanding as to how computers and instruments communicate is still an important part of the undergraduate…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Science Education, Chemistry, Computer Uses in Education
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Ting, Jeffrey M.; Ricarte, Ralm G.; Schneiderman, Deborah K.; Saba, Stacey A.; Jiang, Yaming; Hillmyer, Marc A.; Bates, Frank S.; Reineke, Theresa M.; Macosko, Christopher W.; Lodge, Timothy P. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
We present a collection of hands-on experiments that collectively teach precollege students fundamental concepts of polymer synthesis and characterization. These interactive experiments are performed annually as part of an all-day outreach event for high school students that can inform the development of ongoing polymer education efforts in a…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, Plastics, Science Experiments
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Campos, Antonio R.; Knutson, Cassandra M.; Knutson, Theodore R.; Mozzetti, Abbie R.; Haynes, Christy L.; Penn, R. Lee – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
Spectrophotometry and colorimetry experiments are common in high school and college chemistry courses, and nanotechnology is increasingly common in every day products and new devices. Previous work has demonstrated that handheld camera devices can be used to quantify the concentration of a colored analyte in solution in place of traditional…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Spectroscopy, Secondary School Science, High Schools
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Miller, Stephen R. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
A summary of fundamental changes made to the undergraduate physical chemistry curriculum in the Chemistry Department at Gustavus Adolphus College (beginning in the 2013-2014 academic year) is presented. The yearlong sequence now consists of an introductory semester covering both quantum mechanics and thermodynamics/kinetics, followed by a second…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Undergraduate Study, Science Curriculum, Quantum Mechanics
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Wyllie, Graeme R. A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
The antibacterial chemical triclosan is a common component in personal care products but recently the subject of many reports concerning environmental toxicity and health impacts. Although triclosan concentration in a soap can be determined simply via high-performance liquid chromatography, this is a technique not routinely available in the…
Descriptors: Spectroscopy, Laboratory Experiments, Undergraduate Students, Chemistry
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Graham, Kate J.; Schaller, Chris P.; Jones, T. Nicholas – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
The ability to access chemical literature is an important skill for the developing chemist. Although the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University chemistry department had implemented a variety of individual exercises into the introductory course sequence to help students develop literature searching skills, second-year students still…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Undergraduate Students, Organic Chemistry
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Hein, Sara M.; Kopitzke, Robert W.; Nalli, Thomas W.; Esselman, Brian J.; Hill, Nicholas J. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
A discovery-based Grignard experiment for a second-year undergraduate organic chemistry course is described. The exclusive Grignard reagent formed by the reaction of 1-bromo-4-fluorobenzene (1) with Mg is 4-fluorophenylmagnesium bromide (2), which is treated with either benzophenone or CO[subscript 2] to produce the corresponding fluorinated…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Spectroscopy, Scientific Concepts, College Science
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Mann, Francis M. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
Many small-molecule antioxidants found in whole fruits and vegetables are analyzed and identified in this laboratory module for upper-division biochemistry courses. During this experiment, students develop their knowledge of the bioactivity of fruit and vegetable products while learning techniques to identify vitamins and nutritionally derived…
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Identification, Food, Science Instruction
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Jensen, Mark B. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
An instrumentation-based laboratory curriculum combining traditional unknown analyses with student-designed projects has been developed for an introductory analytical chemistry course. In the first half of the course, students develop laboratory skills and instrumental proficiency by rotating through six different instruments performing…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Instrumentation, Student Projects, Laboratory Training
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Schaller, Chris P.; Graham, Kate J.; Johnson, Brian J.; Jakubowski, Henry V.; McKenna, Anna G.; McIntee, Edward J.; Jones, T. Nicholas; Fazal, M. A.; Peterson, Alicia A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
A one-semester, introductory chemistry course is described that develops a primarily qualitative understanding of structure-property relationships. Starting from an atoms-first approach, the course examines the properties and three-dimensional structure of metallic and ionic solids before expanding into a thorough investigation of molecules. In…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Chemistry, Qualitative Research, Molecular Structure
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