Teaching organic laboratory courses via student-driven research, centered on green chemistry concepts & principles

Author(s): 

Dalila Kovacs

Author Affiliation: 

Grand Valley State University

Event: 

Year: 

2010

Abstract: 

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 Workshops in Chemical Sciences, at University of Oregon (July 09) will be presented. A series of traditionally required experiments were run in parallel with new or greener versions. Research projects covering the last five laboratory sessions were designed; the actual completion of the research project shifted the project