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Upcoming Events

227th 2YC3 Fall 2021 Virtual Conference
Free registration

 

Program:

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Friday, Aug 27

Design of a Fully Online Introductory Chemistry Course for Non-Majors

Yu Zhang, PhD

Friday, Sep 3

A Cake Without Eggs? The Chemistry of Vegan Baking

Monica Marie Arroyo, PhD

Friday, Sep 10

Incorporating Chemistry into a Writing Course (on Sustainability and Environmental Justice)

Shelby Hatch, PhD

Friday, Sep 17

Building and Adopting the LibreTexts Platform as the Extensive Living Library Platform for Widespread Open Access Chemistry Education

Delmar Larsen, PhD

Friday, Sep 24

Reforming a general chemistry course: Benefits and struggles

Vicente Talanquer, PhD

Friday, Oct 1

Interdisciplinary, Investigative and Inclusive: Using the RISE-model to Design Curriculum that Addresses the Racial and Gender Gap Across Early STEM Courses

Kalyn Owens, PhD

 

Reforming a general chemistry course: Benefits and struggles

Presenter: Vicente Talanquer, PhD

Professional Title: University Distinguished Professor

Affiliation: University of Arizona

 

Date: Friday, September 24

Start Time: 1100 Pacific = noon Mountain = 100pm Central = 200pm Eastern = 300pm Atlantic

Please register here (free)

 

Abstract: Multiple calls for reform of college chemistry courses have been made in recent years. Nevertheless, change has been slow at most institutions and the impact of such reform efforts has often been limited. In this presentation, I will summarize and discuss what we have learned through the development and implementation of a revamped general chemistry course. This course (Chemical Thinking) seeks to create a learning environment in which students actively grapple with central ideas, engage in the analysis of relevant phenomena, develop and evaluate models of systems of interest, and generate arguments and explanations based on evidence.

 

Nanalysis
This event is sponsored by
Nanalysis.

Nanalysis develops and manufactures affordable, accessible, and automatable Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometers. Our spectrometers are aimed at expanding the use of multinuclear NMR spectroscopy into qualitative and quantitative chemical applications where NMR has not historically been used. We have been selling the 60 MHz since 2013, and in 2019, Nanalysis introduced the 100 MHz product line, the highest field available for benchtop NMR spectrometers. Sold into a wide range of applications ranging from academic teaching to pharmaceuticals and materials characterization to reaction monitoring, benchtop NMRs are easy-to-use and easy-to-site.  Nanalysis has focused on supplying an added layer of NMR workflow to teaching and research applications while also working on the ‘appification’ of compact NMR, looking for industrial solutions that could best be solved by compact NMR. With cannabinoid detection, oil and gas refining, shipping fuel applications, and developing automated illicit drug detectors, Nanalysis looks to bring NMR into the industry.  To learn more about our experiment packages, IQ/OQ protocols, application development, automated software analysis, autosampler, and online reaction monitoring modules and QA/QC inquiries please visit Nanalysis.com or contact sales@nanalysis.com.

 

Interdisciplinary, Investigative and Inclusive: Using the RISE-model to Design Curriculum that Addresses the Racial and Gender Gap Across Early STEM Courses

Presenter: Kalyn Owens, PhD

Professional Title: Chemistry Faculty & Coordinator

Affiliation: North Seattle College and Program Officer / Division of Undergraduate Education at the National Science Foundation

 

Date: Friday, October 1

Start Time: 1100 Pacific = noon Mountain = 100pm Central = 200pm Eastern = 300pm Atlantic

Please register here (free)

 

 

Abstract: This presentation focuses on how the RISE (Research-based Interdisciplinary Science Education) model provides a foundation for ongoing curriculum design that seeks to decrease the racial and gender equity gap in students pursuing STEM education and careers.  This is accomplished by ensuring that students who start their journeys on community college campuses benefit from: 1) proven effective pedagogy that engages community college students in research experiences in their very first STEM courses, 2) engagement strategies that enable students to identify as scientists and to make connections between their STEM education and real-world problems impacting their communities, and 3) motivating strategies that inspire students to continue working towards success in STEM.

 

 

 

 

 

2022 In-Person Conferences

Our traditional events are small, regional affairs (~100 people) with low registration costs (~$50 not including membership for $25).  Come join us for these two-day events where you can meet other community college chemistry instructors in person!  These events are tentatively planned, with the current health crisis in mind.  If you would like to host a conference (and we would LOVE for you to) please email Kathy Carrigan at kcarriga@pcc.edu

 

228th 2YC3 Conference – Tentative Spring 2022

Rochester Community and Technical College in Rochester, Minnesota

 

27th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education – Summer 2022

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

 

229th 2YC3 Conference – Tentative Fall 2022

Wake Tech Community College, Southern Wake Campus; Raleigh, North Carolina

Past Events

 

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