CWCS workshop program alumni made a series of presentations at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society on March 21, 2010 in San Francisco. The focus of the presentations was how the speakers have incorporated materials from the workshop into their own teaching. The session began with a brief overview of the CWCS by Cianan Russell. This was followed by two presentations (available below) by alumni of CWCS Forensic Science workshops led by Larry Kaplan at Williams College: M. Scott Goodman (Buffalo State) and Maria Schiza (Millerville University). The remainder of the presentations focused on other CWCS workshops.
Impact of an NSF advanced forensic science workshop on the development of a new forensic chemistry course│
The increased interest in Forensic Science seen in society, has served as a "trigger" for the initiation of Forensic Science programs in several undergraduate universities. Faculty from different scientific backgrounds and different disciplines, have been involved in teaching Forensic Science...
Center for Workshops in the Chemical Sciences (CWCS): An overview of the workshops, communities of scholars, and the assessment│
From 2001-2009, CWCS has provided 90 workshops at 30 host institutions on a variety of topical areas. The material from the workshops has been used by a large number of the 1500 participants to improve undergraduate education at their home institutions. The workshops serve as the foundation of a...
The author attended a CWCS forensic workshop at Williams College in Summer 2002. This experience directly resulted in the funding of a NSF-CCLI (A&I) proposal. The funding allowed full development of a new upper-level course (Forensic Chemistry Laboratory), which covers several topics...