ERIC Number: EJ1175825
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Development of an Undergraduate Course in Chemical Laboratory Safety through an Academic/Industrial Collaboration
Huston, Ericka M.; Milligan, John A.; Powell, Jaclyn R.; Smith, Ashley M.; Neal, David; Duval, Keith M.; DiNardo, Mark A.; Stoddard, Charles; Bell, Peter A.; Berning, Aric W.; Wipf, Peter; Bandik, George C.
Journal of Chemical Education, v95 n4 p577-583 Apr 2018
A 14 week undergraduate course on laboratory safety was developed at the University of Pittsburgh. The first segment of the course consists of a series of lectures intended to increase the students' knowledge and appreciation of safety. In the second segment, experts from both academia and industry present and discuss case studies on specialized issues in laboratory safety. The course culminates with interactive exercises, written assignments, and student capstone projects, which reinforce an understanding of the course principles and encourage undergraduates to take leadership and ownership of safety. The creativity exhibited through the student projects and the results of a post-semester survey suggest that the course inspired students to take a greater role in promoting safety culture.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, College Science, Laboratory Safety, Undergraduate Students, Case Studies, Risk Assessment, Hands on Science, Cooperative Learning, Science Laboratories, School Business Relationship, Partnerships in Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh)
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