Group 28 "The Prouty Group"
Emily Hyde, Andrea Prouty,
Danielle Smith, and Erin Brown
During the course of this project, our group met five times to complete
the assignment. Our first meeting was brief. In the lab we discussed
individual efforts in order to be prepared for our first collaborative
meeting later that week. We all decided that it would be effective and
efficient if we all searched the web for newspaper articles separately and
then brought our ideas together.
Our second meeting took place in the ever-popular Brady Commons
an hour and a half. At this meeting we evaluated approximately thirteen
newspaper articles from various papers around the globe brought by all the
members of the group, before finally selecting the sausage article. We
found this article to have strong entertainment value, but also related
quite well to organic chemistry. At this meeting we also selected the
proper chemistry chapters and the relative key words pertaining to our
After having some trouble with the submission of our article we again met
briefly after lab to assign main topics within the article so we could
search individually for related links. Following this brief meeting we met
as a group at the Physics computer lab to bring together our individual
discoveries. We each contributed printed copies of at least four web
sites. We decided as a group which web sites were most appropriate for
our topic and put together a rough draft of our editorial. This meeting
took about 2 hours.
We met again in the Physics computer lab to type our final
process took about three hours to finalize due to the perfectionists in
our group. We each looked the final draft over for last minute changes to
be made and then promptly submitted the editorial.
Our final meeting took place in the Physics computer lab once again. We
discussed peer reviews collectively and assigned point values accordingly.
We also wrote the dynamics report. This meeting took approximately 1.5
We all personally benefited from this group project because as a group, we
worked well together. We got along famously and it made lab a more
comfortable environment to see familiar faces. This group project was
beneficial because it made the class more personal in a lecture of 300
students. Realistically, it is difficult to work around the schedules of
all of the group members. We are busy kids. All in all, we all benefited
because we learned about finding chemistry on the web but we found its
relevance to the lecture rather small. It was also fairly time consuming
for an already time demanding class.