2010 BCCE: CWCS Symposium

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CWCS Workshop alumni made presentations on their workshop experiences and their initiatives to incorporate materials from the workshop into their teaching. We had a busy schedule, with Forensic Science and Chemistry and Art mini workshops before and after the symposium.

Date: 

03 Aug '10 to 04 Aug '10

City: 

Denton

Location: 

University of North Texas

Conference Presentations

  • Sarah Kenick University of New Hampshire at Manchester

    After attending the Green Chemistry in Education Workshop in 2006, I redesigned the organic chemistry course sequence and introduced a larger outreach project. The organic chemistry laboratory sequence contains green laboratory activities, and the lecture course has integrated green chemistry...

  • Jessica Rogers Lubbock Christian University

    All nurses need a background in chemistry, as any chemistry teacher well knows and any nursing student will fight against. This paper describes a process that attempted to meet the needs of nursing students in a pre-nursing undergraduate class. A nursing chemistry laboratory was taught in...

  • James Spell Columbia Collage

    Extraordinary Chemistry, a non-majors chemistry course taught at Columbia College, SC (a private liberal-arts women

  • David M. Collard Georgia Institute of technology

    In the period 2001-2010, CWCS organized 103 workshops at 31 consortium institutions on 25 different topics for > 1200 participating faculty members. We suggest that the attendees in CWCS workshops represent a large pool of potential participants in multifaceted communities of scholars....

  • Lawrence Kaplan Williams College

    The CWCS workshops provide a modern perspective on selected topics and an approach for including these topics in the undergraduate curriculum. The teaching/learning strategies employed in the Forensic Science workshop have been described previously. The workshop uses the fascination with crime...

  • John Woolcock Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    The popularity of CSI: Crime Scene Investigations and other fictional crime dramas that focus on the work of forensic scientists, has created the so-called

  • Eric Schurter Muskingum University

    The two part general chemistry laboratory in forensics was developed to illustrate the use of fluorometry for tracing materials tagged with fluorophores and the detection of nitrated explosive residues. The laboratory uses UV-light sources for detection and identification of single fluorophore...

  • Deirdre Belle-Oudry University of Arizona

    We have recently implemented forensic case studies in our non-majors quantitative analysis laboratory course. Students in this course have a wide array of interests ranging from environmental to nutritional science. Since forensic science is a popular subject that appeals to so many people, it...

  • Robert Long Eastern New Mexico University

    How several lab experiments used in the traditional two-semester organic lab course at Eastern New Mexico University have been modified to add critical thinking components (subsequent to a 2005 CWCS workshop) to promote better student engagement. One lab modified was a kinetics experiment (using...

  • Mary DiSano Monroe COmmunity College

    Forensic Science courses have become increasingly more popular on college campuses due in part to the rising popularity of television shows such as CSI and Law and Order. This type of course is particularly appealing to the non-science major student. Most Forensic Science courses are...

  • Dalila Kovacs Grand Valley State University

    CHM 245 & 248 are two subsequent organic laboratory courses designed for chemistry majors at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in Michigan. The experience gained by coordinating & teaching these courses after participating in the Green Chemistry Workshop, organized by Center for...

  • Huggins Msimanga Kennesaw State University

    In fall 2003, we created an introductory forensic chemistry course at KSU with the goal to impact more students with scientific knowledge. The course attracted both freshman and junior students. Its point of attraction was creation of a crime scene where students collected