Symposium Schedule of Events

Tentative Schedule of Events.
Cleveland State University’s
Spring 2013 General Chemistry Symposium
March 14 and 15
The schedule will be updated as new talks/workshops are added.

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Thursday, March 14
 
Location: Main Classroom Atrium
9:00 – 9:45 AM
Registration and continental breakfast of coffee, juice, fruit, and pastry
Location: Main Classroom Atrium

Morning Sessions
Location: Main Classroom Auditorium

10:00 – 10:15 AM

Introduction by Dr. David Ball, Interim Chair of Chemistry
Department, Cleveland State University.

Welcoming Remarks by
Dr. Meredith Bond, Dean of College of Science and Health
Professions, Cleveland State University

10:15 – 10:45 AM Dr. Paul Sampson, Kent State University
Implementation of ALEKS Chemistry as an Assessment and Remediation Tool for General Chemistry I
11:00 – 11:45 AM Dr. Andy Jorgensen, The University of Toledo
Challenges in Teaching General Chemistry
12:00 – 1:15 PM Lunch served in Student Center Atrium

Afternoon Sessions
Location: Main Classroom Auditorium

1:30 – 2:20 PM Dr. George Bodner, Purdue University
I’m Finally Beginning to Understand Why I Didn’t Understand…
2:30- 3:15 PM Dr. Robert Ferguson, Cleveland State University
Project vs Problem Based Learning
3:30 – 3:55 PM Dr. Lynne Divis, Franciscan University
Guided Inquiry and Significant Figures in Measurements
4:00 – 4:25 PM Dr. Salah Blaih, Kent State University
Metal Cations Separation and Analysis: A Module in General Chemistry Lab
4:30 – 6:00 PM POSTER SESSION: All attendees are invited to relax and enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres during the poster session     
Location: Main Classroom Atrium

POSTERS

  Dr. Sheryl Mason and Dr. Scott Mason, University of Mount Union
Reimaging the General Chemistry Sequence
  Ms. Melinda Z. Kalainoff, UC Santa Barbara
How are lecture and Lab Functions Integrated in an Undergraduate General Chemistry Studio Learning Environment?
  Mr. Larry Miller, Westminster College
Revised First-Year Curriculum with an Inorganic Chemistry Course: Ten Years Later

Friday, March 15

8:30 – 9:45 AM
Registration and continental breakfast of coffee, juice, fruit, and pastry
Location: Main Classroom Atrium

Morning Sessions I:
Laboratory Teaching
Location: 3rd Floor Basic Science Building
SI 340

9:00 – 9:05 AM Introduction by Dr. Jerry Mundell, Director of the Freshman
Chemistry Program, Cleveland State University
9:05 – 9:45 AM Mr. George Kemper, RA and Paul Orban, BHDP Architects
Trends in Academic Laboratory Design
10:00 – 11:00 AM Mr. Peter Psarras, Cleveland State University
Electronic Delivery of Course Content
11:00 – 11:30 PM Dr. Regan Silvestri, Baldwin-Wallace University
Chemical Magic to Engage Students      
11:45 – 1:15 PM Lunch served in Main Classroom Atrium

Morning Sessions II:
Technology in Teaching
Location: Main Classroom Auditorium

9:00 – 9:05 AM Introduction by Dr. Jacob Weingart
Cleveland State University
9:05 – 9:45 AM Dr. David Spurgeon, Executive Brand Manager (Editor), McGraw-Hill Higher Education, eLearning
The Digital Revolution in Chemistry Education
10:00 – 10: 45 AM Dr. Melissa Barranger Mathys, Ursuline College
Gneral Chemistry and the MCATA 2015 Exams
11:00 – 11:45 PM Ms. Melissa Hoagland, Cengage Learning
The New OWL Program
11:45 – 1:15 PM Lunch served in Main Classroom Atrium

Afternoon Sessions:
Afternoon Session I
Problem Based Learning
Location: Main Classroom Auditorium

1:30 – 2:20 PM Dr. Melanie Cooper, Michigan State University
Evidence Based Curriculum Reform
2:30- 3:20 PM Dr. Anne O’Connor, Cleveland State University
Research Experiences to Enhance Learning (REEL)
3:30 – 3:55 PM Dr. Kermin Martinez-Hernandez, St. John Fisher College
Problem Based Learning
4:00 – 4:25 PM Professor Heather Allen, Ohio State University
Atmospheric Chemistry and Corrosion
4:30 – 4:54 PM Dr. Neocles Basil Leontis, Bowling Green State University
Molecular Workbench
5:00 – 5:25 PM Dr. Dr. Shahrokh Ghaffari, Ohio University – Zanesville
Investigating The Relationship Between Student Performance And Average Time Spent On Chemistry Exams
5:30 PM Dr. Jerry Mundell, Cleveland State University
Closing Remarks and Discussion

Afternoon Workshops
Location: Main Classroom MC 134

2:30 PM Christine Sell, Cleveland State University
How to Search for Funds and Write a Grant
3:30PM Drs. Anne O’Connor and Jerry Mundell, Cleveland State University
Elearning Tools for the Classroom

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