Seminars, Workshops, &Training

Summer Conference for Faculty:

Inquiry, Visualization, and Models in General Chemistry

Using New Educational Strategies and Computer Technology to Save Time and Cost, 
Increase Safety, and Engage Students in Real Science

Conference Dates: 

July 9-11, 2018


Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Master of Science in Science Education Program

Topics for Discussion:

There is more to Lab than Data Acquisition

Dr. Candace Goodman, Speaker & Co-Chair, Chemistry Teaching Professor, Montana State University

Safe, affordable, and scientifically honest hands-on computer-based wet chemistry labs for distance learning

Dr. Shayna Burchett, Speaker & Co-Chair, Chemistry Instructor, State Fair Community College

Undergraduate Research on a Shoestring

Dr. Tom Kuntzleman, Speaker, Professor of Chemistry, Spring Arbor University

Using Live Graphics and Visualization to Improve Understanding in the General Chemistry Laboratory

Dr. Norb Pienta, Speaker, Professor of Chemistry, University of Georgia, Editor of the Journal of Chemical Education

Using Computers to Integrate Research Strategies into the General Chemistry Laboratory

Dr. John Amend, Speaker, Professor of Chemistry Emeritus, Montana State University, President of MicroLAB, Inc.

For conference content information

contact Shayna Burchett, (660) 909-4300, or 

John Amend,, at MicroLab (406) 586-3274.

Integrated Laboratory:

Lab I:

Computers can be used to design experiments, to acquire, visualize, and evaluate experimental data, and to engage students in inquiry. Electronic sensors and calibration; measurement of temperature; graphing and mathematical models; energy and change of state; gases and absolute zero.

Lab II: 

Chemical Models I: Visualization: Light is the language of atoms: Atomic spectroscopy and atomic models; color and Beer’s Law, Spectrophotometric kinetics, and measurement of turbidity and fluorescence.

Lab III:

 Chemical Models II: Electrons can be the currency in chemical reactions: Building models for forced and spontaneous chemical reactions - electroplating, the electrochemical series, ion concentration and the Nernst Equation.

Lab IV:

 Chemical Models III: Protons can be the currency in chemical reactions: Building chemical models from titration curves - strong and weak acids, buffers, and indicators.


Contact Diana Paterson,, at the MSSE Program at MSU-Bozeman 

(406) 994-5679 for registration, conference, or graduate credit information.

The conference brochure can be found on the MSSE web site

The conference fee is $175, payable to Montana State University.

Optional 2-1/2 day Lab Development Workshop July 11-13, 2018

Participants wishing to earn two 500-level Montana State University semester graduate credits may do so by registering for a 2-1/2day laboratory development workshop (CHMY 506) immediately following this conference (Wednesday afternoon, Thursday, Friday). Experiments developed are to take back home and use in your classes. **additional charges will apply.

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