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ERIC Number: EJ1088237
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Providing Students with Interdisciplinary Support to Improve Their Organic Chemistry Posters
Widanski, Bozena; Thompson, Jo Ann; Foran-Mulcahy, Katie; Abafo, Amy
Journal of Chemical Education, v93 n1 p93-97 Jan 2016
A two-semester-long interdisciplinary support effort to improve student posters in organic chemistry lab is described. In the first semester, students' literature search report is supported by a workshop conducted by an Instruction Librarian. During the subsequent semester, a second workshop is presented by the Instruction Librarian, an English professor, and the Assistant Director of the college's Learning Center. In that workshop, the students are shown PowerPoint applications to enable them to produce digital posters. They also learn the conventions of scientific poster layout and design, scientific writing style, use of graphics, and correct ACS documentation. The interdisciplinary support culminates in a poster competition at the end of the second semester. The digital posters created not only exemplify professional scientific design and content; they are also easily transported, presented, and stored and eliminate the expense of printed posters.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio