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Survey for industrial members to help with chemistry curriculum

Posted by Mitchell Bruce on March 30, 2012 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (4)

Dr. Justin D. Fair has contacted our section looking for chemists in industry and willing to fill out a survey about preparing undergrad college students. Those filling out the survey will have a chance to win an IPad3!! They are are looking for 300-500 respondents.

The survey link is:

https://iup.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_afydYckvntvvWXG

Below is information about the survey.

Welcome, You are invited to participate in this research study and at the end of the survey have a chance to win an Apple IPad (Generation 3). You are eligible to participate as you have been identified as a chemist working in industry. Participation in this study will require approximately 15 minutes of your time. The purpose of this study is to develop the undergraduate organic curriculum to better prepare our undergraduate students for an entry level industrial positions through a more integrated laboratory approach. The goals of this survey are to 1) identify the most commonly used types of chemical techniques and chemical reactions used in industry today and 2) to identify general aspects of the chemical industry, from initial product identification through manufacturing, that students should be aware of prior to entering the job market. The results of this survey will ensure that future developments in the organic chemistry curriculum satisfy current needs of industry, while at the same time, offer exposure to the core concepts that are fundamental to the chemical industrial processes. If you are willing to participate in this study, please select “I agree and give my consent for this survey” to continue onto the survey. Names provided for entrance into the Apple IPod drawing will only be used to contact the winner. No names will be used for research purposes. Thank you for your time, Project Directors: Dr. Justin D. Fair Dr. Carl LeBlond Assistant Professor Associate Professor Indiana University of Pennsylvania Department of Chemistry 975 Oakland Ave Rm. 143 Weyandt Hall Indiana, PA 15705

Celebrating our 100 year anniversary in 2012!

Posted by Mitchell Bruce on March 20, 2012 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

 

The Maine Section ACS is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2012! Planning is still in progress but we will definitely have a celebratory section meeting later in the year. Stay tuned and consult the MEACS website regularly for news on this as well as additional MEACS news and activities.

Bob Buntrock

Chair, MEACS

 



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