Subject: Group 22 "The Electron Pushers" Group Dynamics Report The collaborative semester project assigned as a part of our Chem 212 coursework was fairly labor intensive. We probably met once every other week until the project was completed. We met at Memorial Union a couple of time to discuss our game plan. The meetings lasted anywhere from a few minutes to a couple of hours. We did a lot of work individually on the web. E-mail was our form of communication for this project. We searched for a long time to find an article we thought was adequate. Our group went through at least ten newspapers and probably forty articles because so many of them were very drab. The search for the article went about mostly individually because we did have some trouble matching up our schedules. The last time the "Electron Pushers" met we were at Memorial Union again, but for the end of it we were in the computer lab looking over our links to ensure they were high quality and would flow in the editorial. One person wrote the editorial to save time and we all helped search for the links. After our last meeting of a few hours, one person put up the webpage and that itself was quite challenging. It took a few hours to get everything to flow and look nice. Also, we ran into some problems with revision because the Bayer site had the wrong image of aspirin on it. The concept of collaborative semester projects is a good one. We did learn a lot, but at the same time it was very difficult for our group to function efficiently. Even with only four people we could hardly manage to agree on a time to meet. We did a lot of arguing during some of our meetings, but that was only to ensure we had a great page. So far as studying together outside of the project, it just didn't happen. Group 22 learned a lot (especially about the web) and this project is probably a good one to continue. Not only does it help your grade, but you learn some important skills like web efficiency and team work. -Group 22 "The Electron Pushers"