COCTYC/2YC3 Member Highlights

Members of the Committee on Chemistry in the Two-Year Colleges and Two-Year College Chemistry Consortium have some excited announcements. Congratulations Melanie and Scott!

Melanie Harvey (2YC3 Membership Chair) is the co-PI on a recently awarded NSF grant "Building a Sustainable Community College CURE Program" (DUE-2211697). This is a four-year grant under the NSF program “Advancing Innovation and Impact in Undergraduate STEM Education at Two-year Institutions of Higher Education.”

Scott Donnelly (2YC3 Future Meetings Chair) is the PI on a recently awarded USDA NIFA grant which will purchase one GC-MS and two 1H/19F/13C 60MHz benchtop NMRs. This equipment will be used to incorporate food fraud into the General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry curricula.

Scott Donnelly (2YC3 Future Meetings Chair) recently published a case study called "Life in the Fat Lane", which deals with the biochemistry of bear hibernation. It can be found on the NSTA National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science website: