Symposium On Integrating Computers into the Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum.

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15th Biennial Conf. on Chemical Education

August 9-13, 1998

Integrating Computers into the Undergraduate Curriculum Organized by Harr y E. Pence, Chemistry Department, SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, NY 13820, Phone: 607/436-3179, FAX: 607/436-2654 , E-MAIL:

This symposium is sponsored by the Committee on Computers in Chemical Education of the Division of Chemical Education of the American Chemical Society.

Session A:

Tuesday Morning

Organizer and Presider: Harry E. Pence

10:00 Introductory Remarks

10:05-211 What should students know about com puters. Mary L. Swift, Theresa Julia Zielinski

10:30-212 The costs of integrating computers in the chemistry curriculum. Brian Tissue

10:55-213 The integrated circus: A seven-step guide to the coalescence of computers and chemistry. Betty A. Luceigh,

11:20-214 Development of web based materials for cooperative laboratories. Melanie Cooper, T.S. Kerns

11:45-215 Collaborative computational experiments in physical chemistry laboratory. David N. Whi snant, Jerry J. Howe, Lisa S. Lever

Session A:

Tuesday Afternoon

Presiding: Abby Parrill (University of Memphis)

2:00-263 Computer animations at the particulate nature of matter level. Thomas J. Greenbowe

2:25-264 Studio Chemistry: The integration of technology, laboratory, and learning in general chemistry. Christina A. Bailey, Jeffrey Paradis, Kristen Kulinowski

2:50-265 Incorporating computational chemistry and molecular modelin g into the curriculum: The short version of a very long story. Abby Parrill, James F. Harrison

3:15-266 Advanced features of MoluCAD, molecular modeling program for organic chemistry. Joseph W. LeFevre

3:40-267 Integrated molecular modeling, synthesis, and characterization laboratories for inorganic chemistry. Karen J. Brewer, Michael R. Jordan, Elizabeth Bullock

Session A:

Wednesday Morning

Presiding: Elizabeth T. Bell-Loncella (Univer sity of Pittsburgh at Johnstown)

10:00 Introductory Remarks

10:05-445 Using multimedia-based immersive environments to teach introductory chemistry. Marco Molinaro, A. Stacey, Susan Kegley

10:30-446 A web-CD hybrid distributed learning general chemistry course. William J. Vining, Rebecca Penniman, Patrick Harman, Debra L. Wirkman, Regina Pierre, Barbara A. Price

10:55-447 Teaching chemistry with technology: Strategies for bridging the gaps. James H. Re eves, Charles R. Ward

11:20-448 Computer mediation of a first year chemistry laboratory program. John C. O'C. Young

11:45-449 LUCID: Computer-based activities for in-class team learning. Troy Wolfskill, David M. Hanson

Wednesday Afternoon

Presiding: Diane D. Wolff (Ferrum College)

2:00-490 The use of TI-83 calculators, CBLs, and computers at Ferrum College. Diane D. Wolff, Carrol Rabon

2:25-491 Computer exercises for point gro ups. Margaret E.. Kastner, Patrick Leary, Jonathan Greives, Keith DiMarco

2:50-492 With MAPLE thermodynamics is easy. Kathleen Tremblay, M. Scarlete

3:15-493 A computerized classical general chemistry laboratory. R.W. Kluiber

3:40-494 Using a Web Browser as a presentation manager. Scott Van Bramer

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