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ERIC Number: EJ1161196
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Incorporating Polymer Science Lecture Topics into the Beginning Organic Chemistry Course to Engage Students' Interest in Current and Future Applications
Howell, Bob A.
Journal of Chemical Education, v94 n11 p1655-1661 Nov 2017
The impact of polymeric materials on the well-being of citizens of the modern world is enormous. These materials enhance virtually every facet of life--from clothing and personal care items to housing and transportation. Yet despite this, and the fact that most chemists work in a polymer or polymer-related area, polymeric materials have traditionally gotten scant attention in the undergraduate chemistry curriculum. This is now beginning to change. The American Chemical Society now recognizes that undergraduate training in chemistry without inclusion of polymeric materials is inadequate. Inclusion of polymeric materials enhances the curriculum in several ways. It serves to generate student awareness, to create enthusiasm for chemistry, to promote good student performance, and to provide a sound basis for future career development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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