Summer 2008

The Summer of 2008 saw Dr. French take a break from summer research.  He spent a month in July traveling to and around Arizona and back again, and retooling his organic chemistry Lecture to incorporate tablet PCs into the class.  This was part of a Hewlett-Packard teaching with technology grant French and two physics faculty received that put 24 tablet PCs in the hands of students in organic chemistry (starting year 1) and in Physics (starting year 2).  French spent much of the year working on this project and presented numerous talks (NITLE), posters (NITLE, ACS, Spring 2009), and webinars on his results.  Two education faculty/staff turned French’s classroom into a teaching and learning laboratory for the year (with IRB approval, of course!). Their results have been presented at SOTL conferences and will be published, hopefully, in the coming year.  French, Shanton, and Cox are presenting their results at the August,2009 ACS meeting in Washington, DC.

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