Chemistry educators from around the world have contributed articles to the Journal of Chemical Education now collected in a special issue on systems thinking, and green and sustainable chemistry.
Papers in the issue are intended to be the inaugural global reference point for literature on systems thinking in chemistry education that will lead to further understanding about the interdependence of the components of systems at work for chemistry learners, and the application of systems thinking to green and sustainable chemistry education.
Guest Editors for the issue were Peter G. Mahaffy, Felix M. Ho, Julie A. Haack, and Edward J. Brush. The issue contains the following contributions authored by UO Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty Julie Haack and Jim Hutchison, and alumna Aurora Ginzburg, PhD Class of 2019:
Can Chemistry Be a Central Science without Systems Thinking?
Authors – Peter G. Mahaffy, Felix M. Ho, Julie A. Haack, Edward J. Brush
Cite this: J. Chem. Educ. 2019, 96, 12, 2679-2681
Publication Date: December 10, 2019
Copyright © 2019 American Chemical Society and Division of Chemical Education, Inc.
Systems Thinking and Green Chemistry: Powerful Levers for Curricular Change and Adoption
Author: James E. Hutchison
Journal of Chemical Education (2019), 96, 12, 2777-2783
Experiential Learning To Promote Systems Thinking in Chemistry: Evaluating and Designing Sustainable Products in a Polymer Immersion Lab
Authors: Aurora L. Ginzburg, Casey E. Check, Demetri P. Hovekamp, Alyson N. Sillin, Jack Brett, Hannah Eshelman, James E. Hutchison*
Journal of Chemical Education (2019), 96, 12, 2863-2871 (Article)Subscribed Access (more…)
Chemistry and Biochemistry Senior Instructor Emeritus Ralph Barnhard passed away on February 23, 2019.
A UO alum, Ralph earned his Master of Science degree in Chemistry at the University of Oregon in 1965 and joined the department’s teaching faculty in 1966. Over the following 34 years, he taught thousands of chemistry students and served as assistant department head. Ralph retired in 2000.
Ralph is remembered as an outstanding educator with a wholehearted commitment to his students. This sentiment was underscored in April 2011 when the department dedicated the Chemistry Resource Center in his honor – a new classroom and adjoining suite of rooms for peer tutoring and teaching assistant office hours.
Ralph’s obituary can be found in the Register Guard.