SEI Director: Jackie Stewart
STLF: Kerry Knox, Jane Maxwell, Jennifer Duis (emeritus)
Faculty: R. Algar, D. Bizzotto, M. Blades, G. Bussiere, G. Dake, A. Lekhi, V. Monga, J. Rodríguez Núñez, C. Rogers, R. Stoodley
Students: Nicholas Mah, Samantha D'Souza (2010-2011); Ainge (Y. C.) Chang, Aalia Sachedina, James Zhou (2009-2010); Michael Carlson and Yuri Samozvanov (2008-2009)
The Chemistry CWSEI initiative recently began its second phase of work, which will focus on the transformation of the second and third-year analytical chemistry courses (CHEM 211 and 311), the third-year integrated laboratories (CHEM 315/325/335/345), and Global Challenges: A Chemical Perspective (CHEM 341).
The first phase of the Chemistry CWSEI initiative started in 2008 and concentrated on the evaluation and redesign of the CHEM 123: Physical and Organic Chemistry Lab, with oversight from the First Year Assessment sub-committee of the Chemistry Lab Committee. The sub-committee members were: Brian Cliff (chair), Guillaume Bussiere, Ed Grant, Laurel Schafer, Vishakha Monga, Sophia Nussbaum, John Sherman, Robin Stoodley, Nancy Vered, Peter Wassell and Dana Zendrowski. In conjunction with these efforts, undergraduate laboratory revitalization for years 2 - 4 is ongoing in the department.
Jackie Stewart, former Skylight Affiliate and now the Departmental Director, has been involved with the CWSEI since the start of the overall initiative in 2007. Jackie has substantially redesigned CHEM 233 Organic Chemistry for the Biological Sciences and worked with the teaching teams in CHEM 121 and 202 to improve learning in those courses (independently funded by the Department and TLEF).
In addition to CWSEI teaching initiatives, the department has undergone an independently funded external review of our 1st year chemistry program. Mike Wolf, Derek Gates, and Jackie Stewart have developed improved course support materials for CHEM 121 (tailored in-house textbook, homework sets, power point notes for instructors, etc.) independently supported by TLEF and Skylight. Additionally, seven interactive online tutorials have been developed and implemented over the past eight years to complement existing CHEM 121 lab experiments as part of an ongoing co-operative between Sophia Nussbaum and the ChemCollective of Carnegie Mellon University. Funding from Skylight was used to develop yet another interactive tutorial and refine two existing tutorials with Carnegie Mellon.