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College to host Middle Atlantic Discovery Chemistry Project

Penn State Berks will host the sixteenth annual Middle Atlantic Discovery Chemistry Project (MADCP) meeting on June 4-5, 2010. This annual event serves as a meeting of chemistry instructors from colleges in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New York, and the District of Columbia. Its purposes are to facilitate the exchange of ideas, enhance professional development, and promote the interests of small college chemistry programs. This meeting will include talks, workshops, and a poster session.

Seminars at the MADCP meeting are included in the following list. Additional programs will be added in the coming weeks and updated at the MADCP Web site: http://home.gwu.edu/~eisenl/MADCP-HOME.html

Katie Amaral, Penn State Berks
"Starting a mentoring program"
"I got these clickers, now what?" (Workshop)

Laura Eisen, The George Washington University
"Inquiry-based chemistry: using ideas from the ACS general chemistry textbook to engage students"

Stanley Furrow, Penn State Berks
"The amazingly fantastic BZ oscillating soup and its connections to
life, the universe, and more"

Paul McGibney and Raymond Howanski, Ridley High School
"Modeling chemistry-inquiry based approach to instructional chemistry" (Workshop)
Ike Shibley, Penn State Berks
"Using a course management system to improve learning in organic chemistry"
"Organizing a Blended Course Via a Class Guide" (Workshop)

This event is free to attend for all undergraduate and graduate students. Math and science instructors from colleges and high schools are encouraged to attend, but must pay a registration fee. Enrollment is limited to eighty participants. To register, please complete the form at berks.psu.edu/MADCP.

For more information, contact Dr. Lorena Tribe, Associate Professor of Chemistry at Penn State Berks, at 610-396-6187 or via e-mail lut1@psu.edu.

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