Using New Educational Strategies and Computer Technology to
Save Time and Cost,
Increase Safety, and Engage Students in Real Science
Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Master of Science in Science Education Program
Dr. Candace Goodman, Speaker & Co-Chair, Chemistry Teaching Professor, Montana State University
Dr. Shayna Burchett, Speaker & Co-Chair, Chemistry Instructor, State Fair Community College
Dr. Tom Kuntzleman, Speaker, Professor of Chemistry, Spring Arbor University
Dr. Norb Pienta, Speaker, Professor of Chemistry, University of Georgia, Editor of the Journal of Chemical Education
Dr. John Amend, Speaker, Professor of Chemistry Emeritus, Montana State University, President of MicroLAB, Inc.
contact Shayna Burchett, firstname.lastname@example.org (660) 909-4300, or
John Amend, email@example.com, at MicroLab (406) 586-3274.
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.
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.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Jul 29, 2018 - Aug 02, 2018
Aug 19, 2018 - Aug 23, 2018
Experienced microLAB faculty will conduct on-site product evaluation workshops or assist with faculty or TA training on request. All microLAB staff and associates are glad to assist with integration of new technology or experiments into your existing laboratory program.
Watch for announcement of summer workshops too!
**Please complete and submit the form to the right in order to be contacted to schedule a customized evaluation or training workshop.