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Program Management System - 21st BCCE - Physical and Computational Chemistry in the Undergraduate Curriculum: Applied, Interesting, and Relevant

Symposium Title: Physical and Computational Chemistry in the Undergraduate Curriculum: Applied, Interesting, and Relevant
Descrption: Key aspects of student engagement are student interest and the ability of students to see the applicability and relevance of the material to their immediate world and/or their future careers. This symposium focuses on these aspects of physical and computational chemistry. One session focuses on the use of computational chemistry in undergraduate classrooms and laboratories. Activities range from classroom activities (demonstrations, simulations), stand-alone laboratory experiments, supplements to wet laboratory experiments, an entire course, and in undergraduate research. Presentations at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum are included. A second session explores non-computational physical chemistry lecture instructional material and laboratory experiments that make physical chemistry interesting and relevant to students.
Program: 21st BCCE
Audience: College
Organizer: Craig Teague
CoOrganizers: Roy Jensen
Restrictions: none known, but if computational chemistry workshops are scheduled then it would be best if this symposium did not conflict with those workshops
Part 2 of 2 - Computational Chemistry [2010-08-04 14:00:00 - 17:00:00] - Craig Teague, Presider
Start TimePresenterTitle
14:00:00 introduction
14:05:00Josh BeckhamVirtual drug screening as a tool to advance understanding of biochemistry in a freshman research class
14:25:00Roy JensenComputational chemistry first!
14:45:00Stacey StoffregenIncorporating computational chemistry exercises throughout the organic laboratory curriculum: From understanding molecular geometry to rationalizing observed reactivity
15:05:00Keith KuwataDeveloping an elective course on applications of electronic structure theory
15:25:00 break
15:40:00Jean du ToitMolecular modelling, a new exciting part of a chemistís toolbox
16:00:00Jason MontgomeryUndergraduate research in computational nanophotonics
16:20:00 discussion
Part 1 of 2 - Physical Chemistry [2010-08-04 09:00:00 - 12:00:00] - Roy Jensen, Presider
Start TimePresenterTitle
09:00:00 introduction
09:05:00Erik EppPhysical chemistry in practice DVD
09:25:00Jonathan Rienstra-KiracofeA fresh look at p-nitrophenylacetate hydrolysis kinetics with and without catalysis by Š-chymotrypsin: A two-part biophysical chemistry experiment
09:45:00Robert ParsonInteractive engagement strategies in undergraduate physical chemistry: Peer instruction, just-in-time-teaching, and in-class group activities
10:05:00Kim LinenbergerWhat is fresh meatís true color? An upper-level undergraduate laboratory investigating the effects of ligand binding using optical and paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy
10:25:00 break
10:40:00Kristina LantzkyDifferential thermal analysis in the physical chemistry laboratory
11:00:00John DudekModifying the bomb calorimetry experiment for physical chemistry laboratory
11:20:00 discussion

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