Group 12 Our first group meeting was held on January 21. We all decided to meet at Ellis Library. Not knowing one another, we spent the first meeting get to know each other, talking about the first exam and deciding on a name. The name that we choose was the Sesquicentennial Samplers. We choose this name from a poster on the wall in the library. We also spent a lot of time talking about ideas for the project that we found interesting and thought would be fun. This first meeting lasted about an hour. Our second meeting was on February 25 in the Memorial Union Computer lab. In this meeting we spent time looking at web sites and newspaper articles determining which article would be the topic ton which we wanted to focus as well as discussing how each topic was relevant to organic chemistry. Though we choose an article this night, in the later days we would find out that the article moved to the archives, thus we lost its URL. In this meeting, we spent 2 hours. Each of us found about 5 different articles and looked at roughly 3 different web sites on each different article. Next, group 12 met on Wednesday, March 3 at memorial computer lab. In this meeting, we spent time looking for sites relevant to our article as well as to organic chemistry. We also determined exactly where the article fit into the textbook. Unfortunately in the coming week, we would not have the same topic. We spent about an hour at this meeting. In order to get an article we could actually use, Carl and Justin searched, on another day, through approximately 5 other web sites and articles and found an article which we could use. The next meeting was after spring break on Tuesday, March 30, at Memorial Union Computer lab. Again, the chosen article failed us. This time we had to buy the article so we choose a different article on the same subject smog. This night, we got links to different web sites and began the editorial comments. This meeting lasted about 2 hours. We continued to meet the next day the 31 of March at 5:00 in Memorial Union. We continued to write the editorial comments and began to think and write questions. We met for about 2 hours. On Thursday, April 1 at Memorial Computer Lab, we met to finish the questions and to iron out wrinkles in our report. We also added links and tried to put our editorial comments and questions into html format. If it was not right we apologized but only one has studied the html language and that was a while ago. This meeting lasted about 3 hours. Some problems encountered in group work included the busy scheduals of the members and not being able to get into contact very easily with one of the members. The group found the project to benefial as it allowed us to incorporate the material that we were studying into every day life. Sometimes that is the best was to truly learn the material that one is studying. We have yet to study with each other. One thing we don't like about group projects is that they are very time consuming though it is nice to be able to get to know other students in the class.