44th Southern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference
April 2, 2016 Peterborough, ON
30th Western Canadian Undergraduate Chemistry Conference
May 5 - 7, 2016
Chem Con 2016
41st Science Atlantic-CIC Chemistry Conference
June 2 - 4, 2016
Dear Analytical Chemistry Colleagues,
We would like to invite you to participate in the symposium "Active Learning in the Undergraduate Analytical Chemistry Curriculum" at the American Chemical Society Meeting in San Francisco (April 2-6, 2017).
Ample research has shown that the use of lectures in the classroom and cookbook experiences in the laboratory is not an especially effective way to promote learning. Active learning exercises in which the lecture is replaced with collaborative group learning and students solve problems or undertake projects in the lab are more effective. Speakers will address the use of active learning in the classroom and laboratory components of analytical chemistry courses.
The deadline for abstract submission is Monday Oct. 31, 2016.
Please send us an e-mail if you are planning to submit an abstract so we have an idea of the number of participants.
Also, feel free to contact us with any questions.
We look forward to a session dedicated to sharing great teaching practices in the analytical sciences!
Instructions for abstract submission:
Got to maps.acs.org
Select the 253rd ACS National Meeting in San Francisco meeting and log in (ACS ID)
Symposium (Active Learning in the Undergraduate Analytical Chemistry Curriculum)
Jill Robinson, Indiana University, Symposium Organizer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thomas Wenzel, Bates College, Symposium Organizer (email@example.com)
Prof. James Harynuk and his team at the University of Alberta have received a grant from the Partnership for Clean Competition to develop real-time screening methods for novel designer drugs and other controlled substances in doping control. Drug cheats have often stayed ahead of drug testing with new designer steroids, but the research by Harynuk and his team will aim to turn the tables by identifying suspicious compounds in blood and urine samples without foreknowledge of the identities of possible performance enhancing drugs. This new technology may be ready in time for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, and could be used to retroactively test samples from the current Olympic Games in Rio.
Congrats to the following 2016 CSC award winners:
Congrats to Kevin Thurbide for winning the 2016 Canadian Journal of Chemistry Best Paper Award
Hyungki Kim (UBC) is the winner of the 2016 ACD Undergraduate Travel Award.
Bal Ram Adhikari (Lakehead) is the winner of the 2016 Ryan-Harris Graduate Student Award.
Congratulations to both!