Abstract by Anna Schouten
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Evaluating Perceptions, Motivation, and Knowledge from Industrial Organic Chemistry
CHEM 357 is a new industrial organic chemistry course designed to replace the traditional organic chemistry two-semester course sequence (CHEM 351/352) in the chemical engineering curriculum. The course focuses on teaching core organic chemistry principles in an industrial chemistry context. By teaching organic chemistry in a more relevant context, the course aims to create a more positive perception of organic chemistry as a central part chemical engineering education and better prepare students for their future careers. This talk will focus on our efforts to evaluate the effectiveness of the course through quantitative and qualitative analysis using the American Chemical Society organic chemistry exam and Bauer’s Attitude toward the Subject of Chemistry Inventory.