2016 Chemistry Teaching Symposium at Cleveland State University

Cleveland State University’s Fifth Annual Regional

Chemistry Teaching Symposium and Education Exhibition

March 17th and 18th 2016

*****Call for Abstracts and Registration*****

Extended Deadline for Abstracts: March 7 , 2016

Registration Deadline: March 7, 2016
Registration is now open on the symposium website!



Keynote Speakers:

Thursday, March 17th

John Hutchinson, PhD, Dean of Undergraduates, Professor of Chemistry and Director of Education for the Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology at Rice University

“Teaching General Chemistry as one of the Liberal Arts: Constructivism and Active Learning”

Friday, March 18th

Norbert Pienta, PhD, Professor of Chemistry and Director of General Chemistry Instruction at the University of Georgia; Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Chemical Education

“Studying Student Problem Solving Using Technology”

Special Breakfast Speaker:

Saturday, March 19th

Andrew Jorgensen, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of General Chemistry, University of Toledo; Councilor for Toledo Section and Senior Fellow, American Chemical Society; Senior Fellow, National Council for Science and the Environment; Editorial Board Member, Encyclopedia of Earth

“The Challenging Transition from High School Chemistry to College Chemistry”

Additional Speakers will include:

George Kemper, Senior Laboratory Planner, BHDP Architecture   Paul Orban, Higher Education Market Leader, BHDP Architecture

“Leveraging a collaborative process to improve student outcomes through the design of space“

Lynne Divis, Ph.D. Franciscan University

“Novel Features of an Antacid Ingredient Back-titration for General, Organic, and Biological (GOB) Chemistry students”

Regan Silvestri, PhD, Assistant Professor Lorain County Community College, Department of Chemistry, Elyria, Ohio

”College Students Get Excited About Whiskey: The Pseudo-Accidental Creation of a Thriving Independent Student Research Program at a Two Year Community College”

Matthew A. Greb, Lucas B. Fallot, and Melinda Z. Kalainoff, Assistant Course Director, General Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Life Science Institution: United States Military Academy

:”Implementing Guided Inquiry in a Small Class/Large Enrollment General Chemistry Course: Initial Findings”

Shadi Abu-Bake, Ph.D. Assistant professor of Chemistry Ohio University-Zanesville.

“Two affordable methods to test local water for undergraduate research purposes”

Professor of Chemistry Ohio University-Zanesville.

Ryan Yoder, Ph.D.  The Ohio State University Marion Campus Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

‘Exploring the relationship between teaching approaches in chemistry within different higher educational environments’.

Jerry Mundell, Ph.D., Director of Freshman Chemistry, Cleveland State University

“Billion Dollar Art Show: Teaching Mole – Mass – Number Concepts Through an Inquiry Instructional Exercise”

Registration is now open on the symposium website! http://www.pathwaystochemistry.com/events/newsletter-2/2015-annual-chemistry-teaching-symposium-and-education-exhibition/

Extended Deadline for Abstracts: March 7 , 2016

Registration Deadline: March 7, 2016

The Chemistry Teaching Symposium at Cleveland State University offers an informal and relaxed forum for teachers from both large lecture halls and small classrooms to meet, listen, and discuss both the successes and challenges of their experiences.  The activities of the symposium will include speakers, demonstrations, workshops, posters and conversations which address our concerns to become more effective chemistry teachers.  The symposium is open to teachers and students from high schools, community colleges, liberal art colleges, and universities to attend and advance the teaching of introductory and advanced levels of chemical concepts and applications.  All are welcome!


The fifth annual CSU spring chemistry teaching symposium will be held on March 17 and 18, 2016 in the newly restored historical landmark Mather Mansion on the campus of Cleveland State University. http://clevelandstate.tumblr.com/post/134816228637/mather-mansion-5-fun-facts-following-an-extensive

For those wishing to present, please submit your abstract for the talk, poster, workshop, or demonstration by February 22, 2016 to j.mundell@csuohio.edu .  Please indicate which day that you would prefer to present.

Suggested topics for submitted presentations include: effective large classroom teaching, technology in teaching, eLearning: hybrid and online, flipped classroom, inquiry methods in classroom and lab, preparatory chemistry courses, integrated lab courses, REEL lab courses, student course evaluations…

Registration Fees:

$50.00 per day registration fee or

$55.00 per day including all day pass to CSU Recreation Center

Payments may be made online through Shop Net, by mail or at the symposium.

Registration fees will cover daily continental breakfast, lunch, and a Thursday evening wine social.


Deadline for limited special hotel rates: February 28th, 5:00pm

For reservations, call Alex Lamka at Wyndham on Playhouse Square,

216-615-3328 alamka@wyndham.com

All-Day CSU Recreation Center Pass:

For an additional $5.00 per day, attendees will receive an all-day pass to the CSU Recreation Center.

Free One Hour Trolley Tour of Cleveland!

After Thursday’s events, a free one hour trolley tour of Cleveland will be available to our attendees. To participate, sign up at the registration desk.  (Limited to first 40 people.)

Special Breakfast Talk:

Symposium attendees are invited to join the Cleveland Metropolitan School Teachers for breakfast on Saturday morning in the new CSU Student Center Atrium for a presentation by guest speaker Dr. Andy Jorgensen.  Cost of the breakfast is included in the symposium registration fee.

For complete and updated information about the symposium, registration, speaker information, hotel accommodations, abstract submission, contact information, and places of interest in Cleveland, check the symposium website or contact Jerry Mundell, 216-544-1089, j.mundell@csuohio.edu

Symposium Website and Registration: http://www.pathwaystochemistry.com/events/newsletter-2/2015-annual-chemistry-teaching-symposium-and-education-exhibition/

Symposium Sponsors:

AJ Mundell Publishing                 Amalgamated Tuna

BHDP Architecture                       McGraw-Hill Education

Pearson                                       PerkinElmer

Van-GrinerVernier                       Wiley


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