CIITN Conference 2001
The University of Missouri-Columbia
Friday - Sunday, September 21 - 23, 2001.

"The 'Chemistry is in the News' Project"

Announcement in the August Issue of JCE
J. Chem. Educ. 2001, 78, 1018.

Chemistry Is in the News Conference

Chemistry Is in the News--Teaching Organic Chemistry in the Context of Real World Issues, will be held at the University of Missouri-Columbia September 21-23, 2001. Funding from the Dreyfus Foundation will support 18 participants and will offer some partial travel grants.

The conference will instruct faculty about the philosophy, pedagogy, implementation, and assessment of the project, doing so in small collaborative groups. It will focus on facilitating news-media-based authentic learning activities aimed at connecting real-world social, economic, and political issues to the teaching of organic chemistry and the development of student-assisted collaborative learning groups. The conference organizers are Rainer Glaser and James Groccia. Those interested should contact Rainer Glaser, University of Missouri, Department of Chemistry, Columbia, MO 65211; phone: 573/882-0331; fax: 573/882-2754;

The CIITN 2001 Conference is made possible by a grant from The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation and matching funds generously provided by the PRIME Fund of the University of Missouri and the MU Department of Chemistry.