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STEM Ed Announcement: Chemistry Teachers Meeting
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- Subject: STEM Ed Announcement: Chemistry Teachers Meeting
- From: "Mort Sternheim" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2012 12:47:31 -0400
This is not a UMass Amherst program.
Contact Information is below.
New England Association of Chemistry Teachers
Central Division Meeting
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Gustaf H. Carlson School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Clark University, 950 Main St., Worcester, MA
This meeting is free of charge. $25 annual membership in NEACT is
Agenda: Three Presentations by Clark University faculty members, with
lots of demos to take back to your classroom
9:00 am Registration, Coffee and Refreshments sponsored by
9:30 am Prof. David Thurlow: Exploring proteins and DNA at the
Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
In the past decade, there has been an explosion in our understanding
proteins and DNA, essential biomolecules found in all living
Sequences and three dimensional structures are available free of
the NCBI website.~ We will explore genes, chromosomes, introns,
sequence alignments, phylogenetic trees, DNA helices, ribozymes,
riboswitches, ~protein-ligand binding sites, enzyme active sites, and
much, much more.
David Thurlow is Director of Clark Universitys Medical Careers
Advising Program, and a faculty member of the Carlson School of Chemistry and
Biochemistry. He teaches courses in biochemistry and molecular biology.
10:30 am Prof. Mark Turnbull: Demonstrating equilibrium with
Co(II) salts and other demos
The equilibrium between the [Co(H2O)6]2+ cation (pink) and its anionic
counterpart [CoCl4]2- provides a simple and visual way to illustrate
equilibrium and LaChateliers Principle. Principles of adding/removing
starting materials/products can be easily shown along with the effect
of temperature on equilibrium. Participants will go through the
laboratory exercise to illustrate these points. Time permitting, well also
generate a couple of explosions.
Mark Turnbull has been a professor of chemistry at
Clark since 1986 and specializes in synthetic chemistry. He earned his BS and MS degrees
from the University of New Hampshire and taught high school in
Londonderry, NH from 1978-1982 before completing his Ph.D. at Brandeis. He has been
at Clark University since 1986.
11:40 Prof. Sergio Granados-Focil: Chemical processes within
polymers and use of everyday polymers as teaching tools
Polymeric materials are everywhere and are used in a wide variety of
every day applications. Some simple polymer synthesis experiments and
polymer modification experiments will be presented. These demos can be used
to illustrate fundamental concepts, such as stoichiometry, bonding,
solubility, entropy, etc.
Sergio Granados-Focil, Ph.D.
Prof. Granados-Focil is a polymer chemist primarily
interested in studying the relationship between polymers chemical structure and
their ionic, thermal and electronic conductivity. The results form this
effort can help establish guidelines for the development of new charge
transporting membranes used in alternative energy sources (such as
fuel cells, lithium batteries and solar cells), actuating materials
(artificial muscles) and electrochemical sensors.
12:30 Light lunch followed by NEACT Annual meeting (lunch
courtesy of NEACT)
Please RSVP by Wednesday, May 4 we need a count for breakfast and
Dr. Mel Govindan, Central Division Chair, [
Clark is 950 Main St., Worcester, and attendees should plan to park
in the lot on Maywood St. (right across the street).~ Turn into Maywood St.
fromMain Street. We will be in the Sackler Science Center, starting in
Johnson Auditorium (Sackler 120).~For the lab demos, well be in labs
in the same building.
In case of problems call Mel Govindan at 978-660-8831 (Cell)
For PDP/CEU information contact: Lorraine Kelly at [
Meledath Govindan, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry and Advisor for Health Professions
Department of Biology and Chemistry
Fitchburg State University
Fitchburg, MA 01420
[ http://fitchburgstate.edu/premed ]http://fitchburgstate.edu/premed
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