The Carbon Crusaders (Group 2, consisting of Sean Pfaff and Michael Simon) worked on the "Chemistry is in the News" group project assignment at two principle times. The first meeting occurred in Sean's room at about 3:00 pm Tuesday until about 4:30 pm of the same day. During this time, the group used search engines and browsed web sites for online articles involving fuel cells, the topic of choice. The group looked at several papers, endeavoring to find one of appropriate scope and relevance. While doing so, the group discussed how the information it was assembling would be incorporated into the final product. Much of this time was devoted to the generation of ideas about the group project. The second meeting occurred again in Sean's room at about 6:00 pm Wednesday and lasted until about 9:00 pm. This was when most of the work was completed. Michael organized the Editorial section, while Sean generated the questions. This organization worked out well, because it combined the efficiency of individual work with the added creativity of a group. After each group member had completed his assigned task, Sean assembled the work into the HTML format for delivery to Dr. Glaser, while Michael, due to his lack of knowledge in the area of HTML, composed this part of the report. Working as a group on this project had several advantages. Extra minds working on a project from different angles allowed for a more thoroughly completed final product. Working in a group also allowed for the combination of different skills that would be unavailable in individual work. The group did not suffer from many drawbacks that groups often do. The small size of the group may have contributed to this; the Carbon Crusaders did not suffer from the "too many cooks" syndrome, nor did they have trouble delegating work, as there were only two individuals. The group did not encounter any real problem while working on this project. The experience was a positive one, and could easily be repeated. When the time came to peer evaluate other group projects, we again met in SeanŐs room to peruse the other projects, and constructed our comments and sent them to you. This took about one hour. For the majority of the year, our group did not meet formally, but the close proximity of group members made it easy and simple to convene at ad hoc times and discuss Organic Chemistry topics.