CHED Irvin Levy, Carmen Gauthier, Nicole Snyder  Monday, April 08, 2013 

508 - Small molecules, big ideas: Integrative chemistry and prison exchange

Zak A Johnson, zajohn09@stlawu.edu, Samantha Glazier. Department of Chemistry, St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York 13617, United States

The goal of this project is to create a chemistry course for the Inside Out program at the Upstate Correctional Facility in Malone, NY that will develop students' reasoning along with central chemistry concepts of atomic structure, bonding, entropy, and enthalpy, to name a handful. Inside Out is a national prison exchange program that brings a college course to a prison, defined by collaboration between college students and incarcerated persons to learn a topic together. College students serve as a model for incarcerated persons in the development of study habits, creative thinking, logical reasoning and peer discussion with the intention of enriching personal academic experience. A complete syllabus outlining course requirements, evaluation criteria, and twelve new lesson plans will complete the first half of the project. The second half of the project will be the implementation of the course at Upstate Correctional Facility during the spring semester.


Monday, April 8, 2013 12:00 PM
Undergraduate Research Posters (12:00 PM - 02:30 PM)
Location: Morial Convention Center
Room: Hall D

 

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