Tuesday July 31, PM Sessions

S37b: Before and After Lab: Instructing Students in 'Non-chemical' Research Skills

Organizers: Judith Currano (University of Pennsylvania, USA), Andrea Twiss-Brooks (University of Chicago, USA), Grace Baysinger (Stanford University, USA)

Presider: Andrea Twiss-Brooks (University of Chicago, USA)

When students think about chemistry, one of the first things that comes to mind is the laboratory. However, while the experiments done in the lab are the meat of the chemical research process, they are sandwiched between literature searching, reading, and acquisition of funding on one side and publication and presentation on the other. These highly-nuanced topics are frequently overlooked by educators and students alike, although they are crucial for success in both academic and industrial research. This session aims to bring together some best practices in teaching students what to do before they enter and after they leave the laboratory. We are looking for success stories from people who spend time in their classes to teach students to search and read the scientific literature, to consider ethical issues inherent in scientific research, to understand the peer review process, to effectively manage literature references, or to present their work, and who are willing to share their strategies. How has inclusion of this material increased your students’ understanding of their chemistry and of the research process? Success stories about finding information to help insure safety practices in the lab and to explore career options are also of interest. A summary of tools and affordable resources to help these information seeking efforts will be provided to attendees.

     Introduction 2:00pm-2:05pm

P492: Scandals and blunders in science: Wikipedia project

Jennifer Muzyka 2:05pm – 2:25pm – Mueller 008

P493: Introductory seminars to prepare students to participate in STEM research

Joe March 2:25pm – 2:45pm – Mueller 008

P494: Using student peer review for teaching scientific writing to first-year chemistry graduate students in a one-credit required course

Donna Hudson 2:45pm – 3:05pm – Mueller 008

P495: Ethical communication: Teaching students how to “behave” in the publication process

Judith Currano 3:05pm – 3:25pm – Mueller 008

Break 3:25pm-3:40pm

P496: Information literacy for undergraduate chemistry students

Grace Baysinger 3:40pm – 4:00pm – Mueller 008

Panel Discussion 4:00pm-4:20pm

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