Chemists Ashe, Elcesser, and Kondo Present at Biennial Conference on Chemical Education

Posted on 9/19/2016 11:53:04 AM

Colin Ashe, Wendy Elcesser, and Anne Kondo presented at the 24th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education at the University of Northern Colorado, July 30–August 4, 2016.   

Kondo, with Justin Fair (chemistry) and Robert Major (biology), presented on implementing integrated interdisciplinary research projects in laboratory courses.

Elcesser and Kondo presented on their efforts to improve the retention of concepts in lab. In addition, Elcesser presented results of studies on the reaction between copper (II) chloride and magnesium. Other authors included Moira Mannard (MS 2013), Jared Fee (BS 2016), Denali Davis (BS 2019), Brittany Buterbaugh (BS 2009) and Philip Palko and Kate Palko from Indiana Area Senior High School.

Ashe gave two oral presentations: a comparison of two different problem-solving strategies based on student success in using them (with coauthors Daniel Wissinger (EDEX) and Brittney Wiesheier (BS 2015), and an eye tracking investigation of the connection between student learning and students’ patterns of viewing a simulation-based curriculum sequence, with Daniel Chelednik (BS 2016) and coauthors from Carnegie Mellon University. Ashe was also a contributing author on two other oral presentations which were presented by coauthors from Portland State University and Carnegie Mellon University.

Department of Chemistry