P743: Mnemonic devices for thermodynamic relationships

Author: Ray Dudek, Wittenberg University, USA


Date: 8/6/14

Time: 9:55 AM10:15 AM

Room: MAN 123

Related Symposium: S56

Students are presented with over a dozen equations learning thermodynamics which can be overwhelming when seen the first time. Mnemonic devices are employed so that remembering these relationships is much easier, and makes the equations more accessible. Their use can be particularly valuable on standardized exams where time is limited and equations are not given. This talk will present 3 mnemonic devices. The first is an Energy Pie developed by Fieberg and Girard (1). The second is an energy square created by Rodriguez and Brainard (2). The last one, called VAT-VUS is a creation of this author. 1. Fieberg, Jeffrey, E. and Girard, Charles, A. J. Chem. Educ. 2011, 88, 1544 2. Rodriquez, Joaquin and Brainard, Alan, J. J. Chem. Educ. 1989, 66, 495

P14: Molecular modernism: Interdisciplinary chemistry and art history study abroad courses in France

Author: Jeffrey Fieberg, Centre College, USA


Date: 8/3/14

Time: 4:40 PM5:00 PM

Room: MAN 102

Related Symposium: S2

Building on materials from the Beginning and Advanced Chemistry and Art Workshops, two different study abroad courses have been developed and implemented in France. One version, Molecular Modernism: Manet to Matisse, was taught as a 3-week travel course in Paris and Provence during Centre College’s “CentreTerm,” in January 2013. The other course, Molecular Modernism: Manet to Marc, was taught as a semester-long course as part of Centre College’s Centre-in-Strasbourg study abroad program during the 2013-2014 academic year. The courses, which focus on the development of painting from the 1860’s to the 1920’s (from Realism to Impressionism, Neo-Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism and Abstraction), and the role of science and technology in this development, will be discussed. The courses were taught in classrooms, museums, conservation labs, and actual painting sites of the artists. Curricular materials developed from a sabbatical at the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2011 will also be highlighted.