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December 11, 2019

Special Issue of JCE features contributions by Haack, Hutchison & Ginzburg

 

Photo: Hutchison, Ginzburg, Haack, JCE Cover

L-R: Jim Hutchison, Aurora Ginzburg, Julie Haack

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…)

Jim Prell among recipients of OHSU-UO Collaborative Seed Grant

December 9, 2019

Physical Chemistry Rotation Talks – December 12th

December 3, 2019

Emma Mullen Receives ESPRIT Scholarship

Biochemistry major Emma Mullen is one of four undergraduate science majors awarded a 2019 University of Oregon ESPRIT Scholarship (Experiencing Science Practices through Research to Inspire Teaching).  The UO ESPRIT Scholarships Program is funded by the National Science Foundation through the NSF’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. Recipients each receive $35,000 in support that includes a two-year scholarship for their senior undergraduate year and the UOTeach Program, a highly focused one-year master’s level teacher licensure program designed to produce highly qualified teachers with advanced instructional and classroom expertise. The ESPRIT Scholarships Program is a collaborative effort between the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education involving STEM CORE, the Center for STEM Careers through Outreach, Research, and Education, and the Department of Education Studies.

Photo: Emma LLNL Poster Session

Emma presenting her research from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Now in her senior year, Emma says she has always been interested in teaching. In high school, she found herself in the role of informal tutor for a group of classmates, and enjoyed being a part of the “ah-ha!” moment when one of her peers grasped a tricky concept that had eluded them. As a SuperChem Peer Learning Assistant at the UO, Emma continues to build her skills as an educator.

Emma took her first step on the ESPRIT pathway by participating in an ESPRIT-sponsored summer research experience at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California this past summer. During her eight weeks in the Biosciences & Biotechnology Division, she worked on optimizing the crystallization of nanolipoprotein particles (NLPs).This furthered the development of NLPs as a platform for vaccine delivery and for x-ray crystallographic characterization of membrane proteins.

Once she had completed her summer research experience, Emma became eligible to apply for the ESPRIT Scholarship to the UOTeach Program and was selected for the award. Her acceptance was celebrated during a signing ceremony for the ESPRIT recipients at the College of Education on Thursday, November 21st. Prof. Michael Pluth, in whose lab Emma is currently doing undergraduate research, presented her award.

2019 ESPRIT Signing Ceremony at the UO College of Education

Emma plans to pursue the Secondary Education track in her master’s studies, in preparation to teach high school chemistry. She appreciates the opportunity teaching provides to share a subject that she is passionate about.  Learning how things work at a fundamental, nittty-gritty level has always fascinated her and, she explains, “Chemistry does that.  It changes the way you look at things when you begin to think about the world around you on a molecular level. I’m excited to share that.”

After graduating from UOTeach, ESPRIT Scholars go on to teach in a high-need school district for four years. This could take Emma anywhere in Oregon, but she hopes to eventually end up somewhere near her hometown of Portland.

 

– by Leah O’Brien

 

November 20, 2019

Organic/Inorganic/Materials Seminar – Xavier Roy, November 22nd

November 18, 2019

Dissertation Defense – Bri Gordon, November 25th

Good luck to Bri Gordon as she defends her thesis for her PhD in Chemistry!

Monday, November 25, 2019
3:30 PM – 331 Klamath Hall  

The title of her thesis is “Experimental and Computational Vibrational Sum Frequency  Spectroscopy Studies of Atmospheric Organics and Their Surface Active Hydration and Oligomer Products at the Air-Water Interface”

 

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November 13, 2019

Organic/Inorganic/Materials Seminar – Knight Campus Faculty, November 15th

November 6, 2019

Organic/Inorganic/Materials Seminar – Shane Ardo, November 8th

Physical Chemistry Seminar – Gabriela Schlau-Cohen, November 11th

November 1, 2019

Dissertation Defense – Kenyon Plummer, November 8th

Photo - Kenyon PlummerGood luck to Kenyon Plummer as he defends his thesis for his PhD in Chemistry!

Friday, November 8, 2019
10:00 AM in 220 Deschutes

The title of his thesis is “Metal oxide nanoparticles: examination of growth processes to gain nanoscale structural control”

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