K-12/College Partnerships to Improve Chemistry Instruction

Organizers: Martin Brock, Department of Chemistry, Eastern Kentucky University, tel: (859) 622-1460, Email: Martin.Brock@EKU.EDU; and Elizabeth Anne Roland, Science Education, Morehead State University, tel: (606) 783-9550, Email: e.roland@moreheadstate.edu

The morning session included papers on an effective math/science partnership between K-12 and higher education in Georgia by C. Kutal, D. C. Coleman, and N. Vandergrift; high school chemistry/freshman chemistry changes resulting from an MSP in the state of Georgia by C. H. Atwood; communicating and analysis of student experiences in the physical sciences by S. Basu-Dutt, G. Marshall, C. Russell, and D. Wink; professional development for in-service chemistry high school teachers by. E. Edwards Roland; partnering to progress learning in physical science by D. H. Johnson; and an undergraduate course generated through K/8 partnerships by M. L. Brock

The afternoon session included papers on how self-beliefs influence minority students' success in high school by J. R. Valles, Jr., X. She, J. Wilhelm, and D. J. Casadonte, Jr.; a green chemistry curriculum science club for girls by J. Toomey and A. M. O'Connor; iInspiring science in elementary school programs through a summer day camp at Shippensburg University by R. L. McCann; Aurora University's Master of Art in Teacher Leadership program in life science by C. Patel and H. T. Beck; and enzyme-responsive microcapsules formed by self-assembly: An undergraduate laboratory by M. Black, H. G. Bagaria, M. S. Wong, and C. A. Nichol.

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