P931: Videotaping experiments in an analytical chemistry course

Author: Elmer-Rico Mojica and Rita K. Upmacis (presenters), Samantha Pace and Tyler Brescia, Pace University, USA

Co-Author: Elmer-Rico Mojica and Rita K. Upmacis, Pace University, USA

Date: 8/6/14

Time: 5:15 PM6:30 PM

Room: LIB

Related Symposium: S33

The effectiveness of using videos that undergraduate students could view prior to conducting their experiments in an Analytical Chemistry laboratory course was examined. To this end, we developed instructional videos to show students how to conduct the experiment. Developing a video (lasting 5 – 10 minutes each) for each weekly experiment typically required several days to complete. Filming an experiment typically required a few hours, but several more were then required to condense and annotate the material. Undergraduate students were required to download the video and to view it before the laboratory class commenced. As a result, the instruction time on how to perform the experiment was significantly shortened allowing more laboratory time. Furthermore, the response to these videos was very positive, with students enjoying the visual impact. Our experience in this endeavor will be described.

P268: Undergraduate green chemistry course

Author: Rita K. Upmacis, Pace University, USA


Date: 8/4/14

Time: 4:20 PM4:40 PM

Room: LMH 114

Related Symposium: S7

Future chemists and innovators are charged with the responsibility of developing new chemical processes and products that not only meet the needs of energy, clean water and food to sustain our growing population, but also protect human health and the environment. It is, therefore, important to expose chemistry students at the undergraduate level to the set of guiding principles, originally provided by Paul Anastas and John Warner (Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice, 1998). In this regard, a Green Chemistry undergraduate course, that comprises both a lecture and laboratory component, has now been developed and offered for the first time at Pace University. Attending a cCWCS workshop on Green Chemistry at the University of Oregon (2011) has proved invaluable, providing many important resources. The development and implementation of this new course will be discussed.