Science needs to be released from the lab into the culture. Richard Dawkins


CIITN Conferences & Workshops

Chemistry Is in the News Conference 2008: One-Day Hands-On CIITN Webtool Training, Susan Schelble and Rainer Glaser, Organizers. 20th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, July 27, 2008.

Chemistry Is in the News and Teacher Quality Enhancement: Workshop for Colorado Teachers, Science Education Students, Chemistry Faculty. Susan Schelble, Organizer. Metropolitian State College of Denver, Denver, Colorado, March 15, 2008. Schedule, Links, and Evaluations.

Science Communication -- Essential Skill for All. Ann Nalley, Penny Gilmer and Rainer Glaser, Co-Organizers. The symposium will be held as a Presidential Event at the 232nd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, California, September 13, 2006.

Science Education: Vital Connection of Science to the Public Sphere. Rainer Glaser and Penny Gilmer, Co-Organizers. The symposium was held as part of the 19th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, July 31 & August 1, 2006. Image

Chemistry Is in the News Conference 2006: One-Day Hands-On CIITN Webtool Training, Susan Schelble and Rainer Glaser, Organizers. 19th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, July 30, 2006.

Science Communication for All: Grand Challenges, Grand Opportunities. Penny Gilmer and Rainer Glaser, Co-Organizers. The symposium was held as part of the AAAS 2006 Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, February 16-20, 2006.

Chemistry Is in the News Workshop: Hands-On CIITN Webtool Training. Susan Schelble, Erik Angles, and Yongqiang "John" Sui, Presenters. Susan Schelble and Rainer E. Glaser, Organizers. Teaching Organic Chemistry Conference, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, June 2, 2005.

Chemistry Is in the News Conference 2004, 18th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, July 18 - 22, 2004. Rainer Glaser and Susan Schelble, Organizers.

Chemistry Is in the News Conference 2001, The University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, September 21 - 23, 2001. Rainer Glaser and James Groccia, Organizers. News & Announcements, J. Chem. Educ. 2001, 78, 1018.


Presentations at Conferences

Cogenerative Dialogue: Improving Undergraduate Biochemistry Teaching and Learning Penny J. Gilmer, Mohammed Al-humiari, and Donald D. Bratton. Presentation, NARST 2008 Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD, March 30 - April 2, 2008. Abstract

Connections to Secondary Pedagogy using CIITN Penny Gilmer. Plenary Lecture, "Chemistry is in the News and Teacher Quality Enhancement" Workshop. Susan Schelble, Organizer. Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, Colorado, March 15, 2008. PPT PPS

Chemistry Is in the News: Philosophy, History, and Evolution of the CIITN Curriculum Rainer Glaser. Plenary Lecture, "Chemistry is in the News and Teacher Quality Enhancement" Workshop. Susan Schelble, Organizer. Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, Colorado, March 15, 2008.

Literacy and Reciprocal Learning Linda Champney. Lecture, "Chemistry is in the News and Teacher Quality Enhancement" Workshop. Susan Schelble, Organizer. Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, Colorado, March 15, 2008.

Chemistry Is in the News! Susan M. Schelble, Anna Noble, and Melissa Rizzuto. Lecture, NSTA 2007 Western Area Conference, Denver, Colorado, November 9, 2007.

Extending Chemistry Is in the News to High School Students Susan M. Schelble, Mark Trimble, Anna Noble, and Melissa Rizzuto. Lecture, ACS/AICHE Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting, Adams Mark Hotel, Denver, Colorado, August 30, 2007.

Using Cogenerative Dialogue with Undergraduate Biochemistry Students to Improve Learning Environment Penny J. Gilmer and Jennifer Cirillo. Presentation, NARST 2007 Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 15-18, 2007. Abstract

Chemistry Is in the News: Collaboration, Peer Review, and Science Communication. Rainer Glaser, Kathleen Carson, and Yongqiang Sui. Invited Lecture, Presidential Symposium on "Science Communication - Essential Skill for All", 232nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, California, September 13, 2006.

Chemistry Is in the News: Active Learning, Interclass and Interstate, and Interdisciplinary Rainer E. Glaser, Susan Schelble, Yongqiang Sui, Kathleen M. Carson, and Erik Angles. Invited Lecture, Prof. Charles Kingsbury, Organizer, Teaching Organic Chemistry Conference, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, June 3, 2005.

Chemistry Is in the News: Evolution of a modern curriculum Rainer E. Glaser, Kathleen M. Carson, Yongqiang Sui, Brian Hodgen, Cecelia Koetting, Susan M. Schelble, Uri Zoller, Gregor Fels, and Shelly Rodgers. Invited Lecture, "NSF Catalyzed Curriculum Development" Symposium, Dr. Susan Hixson, Organizer, Division of Chemical Education, 229th ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 13-17, 2005.

Chemistry Is in the News webtool: Employing information science and technology to harness global information sources. Rainer E. Glaser, Yongqiang Sui, and Kathleen Carson. Invited Lecture, "Teaching Computer Modeling in First Year Chemistry" Symposium, Dr. Felix Autenrieth, Organizer, Division of Chemical Education, 229th ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 13-17, 2005.

Chemistry Is in the News: Engaging chemistry and policy through the news. Rainer E. Glaser and Kathleen M. Carson. Contributed Lecture, Division of Chemical Education, 229th ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 13-17, 2005.

Facilitating and balancing collaborative group work in the large lecture class. Rainer E. Glaser, Cecelia Koetting,Yongqiang Sui, Kathleen M. Carson. Poster Presentation, Division of Chemical Education, 229th ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 13-17, 2005.

The Collegiate Readership Program and Its Integration into the Chemistry Classroom with Chemistry is in the News. Kathleen O'Brien, Carole Douglas, Kathleen Carson, Yongqiang John Sui, Cecelia Koetting, and Rainer Glaser. Poster Presentation, Teaching Renewal Conference, Columbia, MO, February 24-26, 2005.

Chemistry is in the News workshops: Faculty preparation and development. Rainer Glaser, Kathleen Carson, Brian Hodgen, Zhengyu Wu, Yongqiang Sui, Susan Schelble, and Eric Lupo Invited Lecture, "NSF Sponsored Center for Workshops in the Chemical Sciences and the Impact of the Workshops on Curriculum Development" Symposium, Dr. David Collard, Organizer, Division of Chemical Education, 228th ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 22-26, 2004.

Chemistry is in the News Webtool: Facilitating science collaboration and communication. Rainer Glaser, Zhengyu Wu, Yongqiang Sui, Brian Hodgen, and Kathleen Carson. Poster, Division of Chemical Education, 228th ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 22, 2004.

Exploring the competition-collaboration continuum in collaborative group work. Rainer Glaser, Brian Hodgen, and Kathleen Carson Contributed Lecture, "Learning Centered Approaches Across the Curriculum" Symposium, Dr. Richard S. Moog and James N. Spencer, Organizers, Division of Chemical Education, 228th ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 22-26, 2004.

Internationalization at home through Chemistry is in the News. Rainer Glaser, Kathleen Carson, and Brian Hodgen Contributed Lecture, "Learning Centered Approaches Across the Curriculum" Symposium, Dr. Richard S. Moog and James N. Spencer, Organizers, Division of Chemical Education, 228th ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 22-26, 2004.

Chemistry is in the News: Teaching Students to Read Science. Brian Hodgen, Kathleen Carson, Zhengyu Wu, Yongqiang Sui, Rainer Glaser. Invited Lecture, "Scientific Literacy for the New Century" Symposium, Dr. Gabriela Weaver, Organizer, 18th Biennial Conference on Chemistry Education (BCCE), Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, July 18 - 22, 2004.

Science is in the News: High School Chemistry Enrichment Opportunity. Kathleen Carson, Brian Hodgen, Zhengyu Wu, Yongqiang Sui, Rainer Glaser. Invited Lecture, "K16 Collaborations" Symposium, Dr. Penny Gilmer, Organizer, 18th Biennial Conference on Chemistry Education (BCCE), Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, July 18 - 22, 2004.

Chemistry is in the News: Preparation for Science Communication. Rainer E. Glaser, Kathleen Carson, Brian Hodgen, Zhengyu Martin Wu, Yongqiang John Sui, Susan Schelble, and Eric Lupo
Invited poster, "Invention and Impact: Building Excellence in Undergraduate STEM Education," National Science Foundation Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (NSF-CCLI) program conference, April 16 - 18, 2004, Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia.

Teaching in Context: Using News to Make Chemistry Content Relevant. Kathleen Carson, Brian Hodgen, Martin Wu, John Sui, and Rainer E. Glaser. Invited lecture, 14th Annual Teaching Renewal Conference, Program for Excellence in Teaching, Memorial Union, University of Missouri-Columbia, February 26 - 18, 2004.

Contextual Testing in Chemistry: Preparation for the MCAT. Rainer E. Glaser, Brian Hodgen, and Kathleen Carson. Invited lecture, "Organic Chemistry Education" Symposium, B. Brent, Organizer, Division of Chemical Education, 38th ACS Midwest Regional Meeting, Columbia, Missouri, November 5 - 7, 2003.

Postmodern Science Communication - Challenge and Mandate. Rainer E. Glaser. Invited lecture in the "Instructional Developments in Organic Chemistry Education" Symposium, M. Mosher, Organizer, Division of Chemical Education, 226th ACS National Meeting, New York, New York, September 7 - 11, 2003.

Enhancing the International Dimension: Chemistry is in the News. News Media Based Authentic Learning Activities that Connect Science to Students' Real World Experiences and Needs. Rainer E. Glaser*, James Groccia, and Susan Schelble. Invited lecture, 28th Improving University Teaching 2003 Conference, Växjö University, Växjö, Sweden, June 16-19, 2003.

The "Chemistry is in the News" Project: Learning & Writing, Collaboration & Peer Review. Rainer E. Glaser and Zhengyu Wu. 13th Annual Teaching Renewal Conference, Program for Excellence in Teaching, Memorial Union, University of Missouri-Columbia, February 27 - March 1, 2003.

The "Chemistry is in the News" Project: Teaching Chemistry in the Context of Real-World Issues. Rainer E. Glaser, Zhengyu Wu, Deborah L. Hume, and James Groccia. 6th World Congress of Theoretically Oriented Chemists, Lugano, Switzerland, Palazzo dei Congressi, August 4 - 9, 2002.

The "Chemistry is in the News" Project: Teaching Organic Chemistry in the Context of Real-World Issues. Rainer E. Glaser. Melanie M. Cooper, Organizer, Gordon Science Education & Policy Conference, "Innovations in College Chemistry Teaching," Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut, June 23-28, 2002.

Chemistry is in the News: Communicating Chemistry via News Media Based Learning Activities. Rainer E. Glaser and James Groccia. Invited lecture in the "Communicating Chemistry" Symposium, C. Kotz & Leonard Fine, Organizers, Division of Chemical Education, 223th ACS National Meeting, Orlando, Florida, April 7 - 11, 2002.

Using the News in College Courses. Rainer E. Glaser, Zhengyu Wu, and Susan M. Schelble. 12th Annual Teaching Renewal Conference, Program for Excellence in Teaching, Memorial Union, University of Missouri-Columbia, February 14 - 16, 2002.

Philosophy, Pedagogy And Taxonomy Of News Media Based Authentic Learning Activities. Rainer E. Glaser. Invited lecture in the "Organic Chemistry Teaching in the New Century" Symposium, C. Kingsbury, Organizer, Division of Chemical Education, 221th ACS National Meeting, San Diego, California, April 1 - 5, 2001.
This lecture was featured in Chemical & Engineering News, April 16, 2001, in the article Teaching Organic Chemistry by Pamela S. Zurer.

Chemistry in Context: Organic Chemistry, Newspapers, and Educational Technology. Rainer E. Glaser. Program for Excellence in Teaching, 10th Teaching Renewal Conference, Memorial Union, February 2-4, 2000.

Chemistry is in the News. Implementation and Assessment of an Authentic Learning Activity in a Large Lecture Course. Rainer E. Glaser and Deborah L. Hume. Symposium on "Chemistry Education and the Web/Multimedia", Dawood Afzal, Organizer, Division of Chemical Education, 34th ACS Midwest Regional Meeting, Quincy, Illinois, October 27-29, 1999.

Chemistry is in the News. Implementation and Assessment of an Authentic Learning Activity. Rainer E. Glaser and Deborah L. Hume. Symposium on "Assessment of Program and Instructional Innovations: How to Tell What Works?", C. Bowen, Organizer, Division of Chemical Education, 218rd ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, August 25, 1999.

Toward Student-Centered Learning in Undergraduate Chemistry Instruction. Board of Curators, The University of Missouri. Symposium on "Impact of Technology on Student Learning," July 15, 1999.

Organic Chemistry in Context: Making Organic Chemistry Relevant. Organic Chemistry Teaching Symposium, Dr. Kingsbury, Organizer, Lincoln, NE, April 24, 1999.

Collaborative Learning and Peer Review in Undergraduate Learning Communities. Rainer E. Glaser and Melissa Poole. Division of Chemical Education, Symposium "Taming the Whale: Innovations for Large Chemistry Courses," 215th ACS National Meeting, Dallas, TX, March 31, 1998.

Research Oriented Learning and Peer Review. Rainer E. Glaser. Program for Excellence in Teaching, 8th Teaching Renewal Conference, Memorial Union, March 12, 1998.

From Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) to the Creation of Collaborative Small Learning Communities. 1997 MUIIT Summer Institute, University of Missouri-Columbia, May 27, 1997.

Learning Communities in Undergraduate Science Education. Rainer E. Glaser and Melissa Poole. 7th Annual Teaching Renewal Conference, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO, March 5-7, 1997.

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