Group Entropy: Group Actions and Dynamics Group Meetings: 1) 4/17/02 4 members present Duration: 2 hours Location: Rollins Lounge 2) 4/18/02 4 members present Duration: 1 hour Location: Rollins Lounge 3) 4/19/02 3 members present Duration: 1 hour Location: Rollins Lounge 4) 4/28/02 2 members present Duration: 1 hour Location: Rollins Lounge 5) 5/01/02 2 members present Duration: 7.5 hours Location: Rollins Lounge 6) 5/02/02 3 members present Duration: 1 hour Location: Rollins Lounge The group was very useful in searching for the article and other research for the project. We were able to search different newspapers/articles independently and then meet together to discuss the articles we found and select the article that best fit the project. We looked through 6-7 articles from 4-5 newspapers. The group provided a forum for different ideas and perspectives that helped in selecting an article, outlining the editorial, and developing questions for the project. Our greatest challenge was setting up meetings and attendance to scheduled meetings. Often when other group members missed meetings, the remaining members had to pick up the slack to complete the project. Some of the group members studied other course material together, however, this collaboration was not a result of the group but had existed prior to Chemistry 210. As for personal growth, the members learned how concepts learned in class can be applied to real-life situations and how to utilize the Internet and other computer programs (ex. Chemdraw). Members did not feel that they benefited personally from the group interactions. Members would like to engage in group activities again but would like to have more freedom in choosing groups. That is, since the attendance of every group member in the Tuesday computer lab sessions was not essential, the members would like to be able to work with students who are not necessarily in the same computer session.