P287: Embedding a student-designed research project into an undergraduate laboratory classroom

Author: Michael A. Christiansen, Utah State University, USA


Date: 8/4/14

Time: 3:40 PM4:00 PM

Room: MAK B1100

Related Symposium: S19

We recently restructured our two-semester sophomore organic chemistry lab course to include a synthesis project that was chosen, designed, and carried out by students. This led to progress toward the syntheses of JBIR-94 and JBIR-125, two antioxidative/anticancer natural products that have yet to be assembled through organic chemistry. In this talk, I’ll discuss our results, including student learning gains, student feedback, cost, time and equipment requirements, and how what we’ve learned is
being applied to  students in subsequent semesters.

P287 Christiansen