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John Miecznikowski, Fairfield University
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symposium at the Philadelphia ACS meeting on the teaching of undergraduate Inorganic Chemistry

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to let you know that I am organizing a symposium at the Philadelphia ACS meeting on the teaching of undergraduate Inorganic Chemistry.  The symposium is sponsored by the Division of Chemical Education.  The deadline for submitting an abstract is Monday, March 28, 2016.  I hope that you will be able to participate.  The symposium description is given below.

All my best,

John Miecznikowski
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
Jmiecznikowski@fairfield.edu
203-254-4000 x 2125


Symposium Description:

A recent Inorganic Chemistry viewpoint article, Great Expectations: Using an Analysis of Current Practices To Propose a Framework for the Undergraduate Inorganic Curriculum (Inorg Chem, 2015, 54, 8569-8868) summarized that the undergraduate inorganic chemistry curriculum in the United States is broad and that there is tremendous variation in content coverage. There is no single inorganic chemistry course. In this oral symposium, presenters will explain when and where Inorganic Chemistry is offered in the curriculum in their school, what topics are taught, what instructional techniques are utilized, what laboratory experiments are performed, what instrumental techniques students get experience with in the laboratory, and what is expected of students for the course outside of the lecture and laboratory environment. The symposium will also give presenters an opportunity to present innovative new teaching pedagogies for inorganic chemistry.