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Dillner, Debra K.; Ferrante, Robert F.; Fitzgerald, Jeffrey P.; Schroeder, Maria J. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2011
Interest in undergraduate student research has grown in response to initiatives from various professional societies and educational organizations. Participation in research changes student attitudes towards courses as they realize the utility and relevance of what they are learning. At the U.S. Naval Academy, the chemistry majors' curriculum was…
Descriptors: Productivity, Majors (Students), Undergraduate Students, Student Research
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Spencer, Harry E. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1996
Explores the comparative performance of various segments of the student sample in general chemistry courses relative to their scores on the mathematical SAT test. Results indicate that mathematical skill measured by the SAT scores is an important factor in determining grades while factors that are not important in determining grades are gender…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Chemistry, Ethnic Origins, Evaluation
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Karukstis, Kerry – Journal of Chemical Education, 2005
The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) hosts an annual undergraduate research poster session on Capitol Hill to communicate to the US Congress the importance of undergraduate research and to express thanks for the federal funding of undergraduate research programs. At the "Posters on the Hill" event held on 19 April 2005 in the Rayburn House…
Descriptors: Student Research, Exhibits, Legislators, Lobbying
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Szu, Evan; Nandagopal, Kiruthiga; Shavelson, Richard J.; Lopez, Enrique J.; Penn, John H.; Scharberg, Maureen; Hill, Geannine W. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2011
Successful completion of organic chemistry is a prerequisite for many graduate and professional programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, yet the failure rate for this sequence of courses is notoriously high. To date, few studies have examined why some students succeed while others have difficulty in organic chemistry. This…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), At Risk Students, Organic Chemistry, Science Instruction
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Harpp, David N. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2004
This article is a general summary of the James Flack Norris Award Lecture given in November 2003. It chronicles various events leading up to the award centering on teaching chemistry to very large classes and providing information to the general public through a unique University Office for Science and Society.
Descriptors: Science Education, Chemistry, Teaching Methods, Higher Education
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Jacobsen, Erica K. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2004
Many simple actions such as eating or reaching for a pain reliever, which we perform without thinking, are tied to chemistry. The American Chemical Society has capitalized on this ubiquitousness with their chosen theme for National Chemistry Week (NCW) 2004: "Health and Wellness."
Descriptors: Wellness, Chemistry, Organizations (Groups), Health Programs
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Cardellini, Liberato – Journal of Chemical Education, 2005
Harold Kroto is professor of chemistry at Sussex University and President of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), offers an insight into the way his discoveries, and his interpretation, were influenced by his other interests in the wider fields of chemistry and by his passionate interest in art. He shares his views on the discovery of…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Creativity, Cooperation, Interviews
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Ault, Addison – Journal of Chemical Education, 1999
Discusses mathematical shortcuts that can be used to estimate the pH of most aqueous solutions. (WRM)
Descriptors: Acids, Chemistry, Estimation (Mathematics), Higher Education
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Underwood, A. L. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1984
Presents examples of chemical equations which, although they occur in different contexts, have the same mathematical formalism. Suggests pointing out similarities to assist students in relating physical situations to mathematical form. (JM)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Equations (Mathematics), Higher Education
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Derting, Terry L.; Cox, James R. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2008
Over the past three decades, computer-based technologies have influenced all aspects of chemistry, including chemical education. Pen-based computing applications, such as the tablet PC, have reemerged in the past few years and are providing new ways for educators to deliver content and engage students inside and outside the classroom and…
Descriptors: Organic Chemistry, Lecture Method, Computer Uses in Education, Science Instruction
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Goodstein, Madeline P. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1983
Discusses a conceptual scheme which may be used to unify the mathematical approach in chemistry. Includes sample problems demonstrating flaws in the present treatment of dimensional analysis, suggesting that such instruction should focus on relationships. Also considers who should teach rate concept and dimension analysis. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, High Schools, Higher Education
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Bosse, Stephanie A.; Loening, Nikolaus M. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2008
X-ray crystallography is an essential technique for modern chemistry and biochemistry, but it is infrequently encountered by undergraduate students owing to lack of access to equipment, the time-scale for generating diffraction-quality molecular crystals, and the level of mathematics involved in analyzing the resulting diffraction patterns.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physical Sciences
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Lin, Huann-shyang; Cheng, Hsiu-ju; Lawrenz, Frances – Journal of Chemical Education, 2000
Describes a study of high school students' and chemistry teachers' understanding of the gas laws which focused on the application of scientific concepts in practical situations instead of mathematical calculations in theoretical situations. (Contains 13 references.) (WRM)
Descriptors: Chemistry, High School Students, High Schools, Kinetic Molecular Theory
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Selco, Jodye I.; Beery, Janet – Journal of Chemical Education, 2004
Students employ mathematics and physical chemistry in a project called Pollution Police to establish spectroscopic selection rules, and apply them to detect environmental contaminants from infrared spectra. This interdisciplinary project enables students to gain multiple information on molecular symmetry, and its role in the development of…
Descriptors: Pollution, Chemistry, Student Projects, Environmental Education
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Worrell, Jay H. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1987
Describes a six-week summer program for gifted high school students in mathematics, science, and computer programing, conducted by the Center for Mathematical Services at the University of South Florida. Discusses the assessment tests used and the courses and topics taught, particularly the chemistry concepts and skills. (TW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College School Cooperation, Computer Literacy, Gifted
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