Chemical Education

The secret in education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson


A. Published Educational Materials | B. Publications | C. Lectures | D. Panel Discussions | E. Conferences & Workshops | F. Miscellaneous Publications | G. Funding


A. Published Educational Materials

7. Dr. Rainer Glaser's Quantum-Mechanical Intrinsic Reaction Paths Gallery
Development version: http://web.missouri.edu/~chemrg/rxnpaths/reactions.html

6. The Prentice-Hall Online 2001 Companion Website to Organic Chemistry, 4/e, by Leroy Wade.
Development version: http://www.missouri.edu/~chemrg/wade4e

5. The Prentice-Hall Online 2001 Companion Website to Organic Chemistry, 3/e, by Paula Bruice.
Published version: http://www.prenhall.com/bruice
Development version: http://www.missouri.edu/~chemrg/bruice3e

4. CD-ROM, Presentation Manager 3.0, ORGANIC MATTER, Leroy Wade 4/e.
ISBN 0-13-974072-4. 1999.

3. The Prentice-Hall Online 1999 Companion Website to Organic Chemistry, 4/e, by Leroy Wade.
Published version: http://cw.prenhall.com/bookbind/pubbooks/wade/
Development version: http://www.missouri.edu/~chemrg/wade

2. CD-ROM, Presentation Manager, Bruice Organic Chemistry, 2/e.
ISBN 0-13-919283-2. 1998.

1. The Prentice-Hall Online 1999 Companion Website to Organic Chemistry, 2/e, by Paula Bruice.
Published version: http://www.prenhall.com/bruice/
Development version: http://www.missouri.edu/~chemrg/bruice


B. Publications on Chemical Education

4. Chemistry is in the News. 2. Philosophy, Pedagogy and Assessment of News Media Based Authentic Learning Activities.
Rainer E. Glaser (a) and Deborah L. Hume (b)
(a) Department of Chemistry and (b) Department of Psychology
Article, submitted.

3. Chemistry is in the News. 1. Taxonomy and Implementation of News Media Based Authentic Learning Activities.
Rainer E. Glaser
Article, submitted.

2. Chemistry is in the News Conference, News & Announcements, J. Chem. Educ. 2001, 78, 1018. Direct Link

1. Organic Chemistry Online: Building Collaborative Learning Communities Through Electronic Communication Tools.
Rainer E. Glaser* (a) and Melissa J. Poole (b)
(a) Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri 65211, and (b) School of Information Science and Learning Technologies, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211.
J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 76, 699-703. PDF File


C. Lectures on Chemical Education

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

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

20. Using the News in College Courses.
Rainer E. Glaser
Invited lecture. 12th Annual Teaching Renewal Conference, Program for Excellence in Teaching Memorial Union, University of Missouri-Columbia, February 14 - 16, 2002.

19. 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 National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Diego, California, April 1 - 5, 2001.
This lecture was featured in Chemical & Engineering News on April 16, 2001, in the article "Teaching Organic Chemistry" by Pamela S. Zurer.

18. Philosophy, Pedagogy And Taxonomy Of News Media Based Authentic Learning Activities.
Rainer E. Glaser
35th Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, St. Louis, MO, October 25-28, 2000.

17. Chemistry is in the News: An Authentic Learning Activity.
Rainer E. Glaser
"Converging Technologies: Reaching Learners in the Digital Age" Conference Sponsored by the MOREnet Consortium and Educational Technologies at Missouri, Tan-Tar-A Resort, Lake of the Ozarks, MO, April 6-7, 2000.

16. 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. Evaluations

15. Chemistry is in the News. Implementation and Assessment of an Authentic Learning Activity in a Large Lecture Course.
Rainer E. Glaser (a) and Deborah L. Hume (b)
(a) Department of Chemistry and (b) Department of Psychology
University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri 65211.
Symposium on "Chemistry Education and the Web/Multimedia", Dawood Afzal, Organizer, Division of Chemical Education, 34th Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Quincy, Illinois, October 27-29, 1999.

14. Chemistry is in the News. Implementation and Assessment of an Authentic Learning Activity.
Rainer E. Glaser (a) and Deborah L. Hume (b)
(a) Department of Chemistry and (b) Department of Psychology
University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri 65211.
Symposium on "Assessment of Program and Instructional Innovations: How to Tell What Works?", C. Bowen, Organizer, Division of Chemical Education, 218rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New Orleans, LA, August 25, 1999.

13. 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.

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

11. Molecular Modeling Experiments in the Investigation of Acidity for Undergraduate Organic Chemistry.
Somnath Sarkar* (a) and Rainer E. Glaser* (c)
(a) Division of Science and Mathematics, Graceland College, Lamoni, Iowa, 50140, and (b) Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri 65211.
217rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Anaheim, CA, March 21-25, 1999.

10. Exploratory Molecular Modeling Experiments in IR and UV/Vis Spectroscopy for Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Education.
Somnath Sarkar* (a), Angel Mckee (a), and Rainer E. Glaser* (c)
(a) Division of Science and Mathematics, Graceland College, Lamoni, Iowa, 50140, and (b) Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211.
217rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Anaheim, CA, March 21-25, 1999.

9. Selected Molecular Modeling Experiments for Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Education.
Somnath Sarkar* (a), Angel Mckee (a), and Rainer E. Glaser* (c)
(a) Division of Science and Mathematics, Graceland College, Lamoni, Iowa, 50140, and (b) Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri 65211.
33rd Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Wichita, KS, November 4-6, 1998.

8. Development of a Web-Based Student Peer Assessment Tool for Undergraduate Chemistry Education.
Rainer E. Glaser* (a) , Melissa Poole (b), and Dave Lloyd (c)
(a) Department of Chemistry, (b) School of Information Sciences and Information Technologies, College of Education, and (c) Information and Access Technology Services, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211
33rd Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Wichita, KS, November 4-6, 1998.

7. 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.

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

5. Collaborative Learning and Peer Review in Chemical Learning Communities.
Rainer E. Glaser and Melissa Poole
Division of Chemical Education, 32th ACS Midwest Meeting, Tan-Tar-A Resort, Lake of the Ozarks, Osage Beach, MO, October 30, 1997.

4. Using Computer-Mediated Communication to Transform Large Classes into Student-Centered Learning Communities.
Rainer E. Glaser and Melissa Poole
Discussion Session at EDUCOM '97, Minneapolis, MN, October 29, 1997.

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

2. 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.
The presenters will describe approaches to computer-mediated communication (CMC) in undergraduate chemistry courses and discuss how CMC changes the roles of teacher and students; fostering active learning. This approach has led to a new understanding of the possible contexts of learning, transforming traditional large lecture courses.

1. Software Integration into the Organic Chemistry Curriculum. An Unpublished Denkschrift.


D. Panel Discussions

6. Internet Interaction Workshop.
Panelists: John Atkinson (Civil Engineering), Bob Bender (English), Pam Benoit (Communications), Rainer Glaser (Chemistry), Tom Kochtanek (College of Education), Dale Musser (College of Education), Virginia Peterson (Agriculture/Biochemistry)
Moderators, Time-keepers, Question-askers: Margaret Gunderson and Nancy Piringer
An Educational Technologies at Missouri Workshop, Friday, October 22, 1999.

5. Panelist: Better Living Through Chemistry.
Jim Carroll, Moderator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Intern Evening Seminar, June 24, 1999.

4. Panelist: Basic versus Applied Science.
Jim Carroll, Moderator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Intern Evening Seminar, June 11, 1998.

3. Surviving Information Overload.
Rainer Glaser, Associate Professor, Chemistry, and Byron Scott, Professor, News, School of Journalism
1997 MUIIT Colloquium Series, University of Missouri-Columbia, May 5, 1997, Memorial Union.
In this age of technology, we are bombarded with information. As we put more and more educational technology in the classroom, how can we keep up with all the information thrown at us? Byron and Rainer will discuss ways to filter information overload and relate their experiences in their teaching.

2. Using Web Pages in the Classroom: HTML Workshop Series.
Linda Bennett, Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction, Sherry Borcherding, Clinical Instructor, Occupational Therapy, Roger Gafke, Professor, Broadcast News, School of Journalism, Rainer Glaser, Associate Professor, Chemistry.
1997 MUIIT Colloquium Series, University of Missouri-Columbia, March 18, 1997, Ketchum Auditorium (Engineering Building East).
This is Part III of the HTML Workshop Series. A panel of speakers from the MUIIT Mentoring Program and the MUIIT Fellows will demonstrate how they are currently using web pages in their courses. If you are interested in learning about how other faculty members on campus are using web pages for their courses, this is the seminar to attend. Everybody is invited.

1. Panelist: MO/HOMO/LUMO Interactions in Sophomore Organic Chemistry
David Lewis, Moderator, Organic Teaching Symposium, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, May 23 - 24, 1996.


E. Conferences & Workshops

16. Conference on "The 'Chemistry is in the News' Project" --- Conference Web Site
The University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, September 21 - 23, 2001.
Rainer Glaser, MU Department of Chemistry, and James Groccia, MU Program of Excellence in Teaching, Organizers.

15. Chemistry in Context: Implementing Authentic Learning Activities in Large Lecture Chemistry Courses
MU's Celebration of Teaching & Learning Technology Fair, Friday, November 10, 2000, 9am - noon, The Reflector, Townsend Hall.

14. Organic Chemistry Summit, McGraw-Hill, Eagle Ridge Inn & Resort, Galena, Illinois, July 13-16, 2000.

13. Arts & Science Week 2000
Undergraduate Research Showcase, Judge, MU Campus, Memorial Union, February 23, 2000.

12. Websites as Instructional Media.
Teaching in Organic Chemistry Symposium, Department of Chemistry, Lincoln, Nebraska, April 24, 1999.

11. The Wakonse Conference on College Teaching.
The Wakonse Foundation, Miniwanca Conference Center, Shelby, Michigan, May 21- 26, 1998.
The MU and Columbia College Wakonse 98 Fellows

10. Productive and Unproductive Conflict in Collaborative Work: Designing Effective Group Projects.
Dr. Rebecca E. Burnett, Department of English, Iowa State University.

9. Participant, Campus Writing Program.
January 8, 1998, 10:30 - noon, Memorial Union, MU.

8. Instructor, Beginning Fusion
MUIIT Winter Institute, Winter Webland, January 5, 1998, Noon - 4 pm, Campus Computing, MU.

7. Third Annual MU Webpage Showcase;
November 24, 1997, Noon - 3 pm, Memorial Union Computer Lab, MU Campus.

6. Participant, Campus Writing Program.
Winter 1997 Faculty Workshop, January 16 - 17, 1997.

5. Second Annual MU Webpage Showcase.
November 26, 1996, 147 Stanley Hall, MU Campus.

4. Fellow, MUIIT Summer Institute, MU Campus, June 10 - July 3, 1996.
Fourteen faculty from the University have been selected as Fellows in the MU Institute of Instructional Technology's second annual Summer Institute. Participants work together to learn about the latest educational technologies available at the University. Participants will develop technologies they will use in the courses they will teach next year through hands-on workshops, presentations, and discussions led by faculty and staff who are experts in the field on educational technology. Topics range from the use of electronic mail to facilitate and extend class discussions to advanced multimedia authoring.

3. Organic Teaching Symposium.
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, May 23 - 24, 1996.

2. Participant, Teaching Renewal Conference.
Memorial Union, MU Campus, February 29 - March 1, 1996.

1. Participant, Teaching Renewal Conference.
Memorial Union, MU Campus, March 2-3, 1995.


F. Miscellaneous Publications

4. Nonlinear dye research leads to patent. The Missourian, Columbia, Missouri, February 15, 2001. Digital Missourian, Columbia, Missouri, February 15, 2001. PDF.

3. Interview in The Alchemist. In the section Getting Personal, David Bradley presents "Personal Reactions" from leading scientists.

2. Teaching Technology. MU's Institute for Instructional Technology has caught on across campus in a big way.
An Exercise in Lecturing the Public via the Media, Mizzou Weekly, January 30, 1997. Front & Back Page

1. Diamond and Graphite. A Chemistry Piece Contributed to "The Book of Answers & Questions" by Ann Rae Jonas. Published in the Boston Museum of Science Series, 1996, by Adams Media Corporation, Holbrook, Massachusetts.
The book offers fascinating answers and thought-provoking questions at the heart of today's science for a young and young-at-heart audience. John Shane, the Vice President for Programs at M-o-S, writes in the preface: "Our greatest hope is that this book will stipulate your curiosity. The essays should give you some sense of the enormous range of scientist's curiosity. They should also give you a better understanding of the process of science and the excitement available to us all if we learn to ask question.


G. Awards

1. MU Best of the Web Award Winner.
Winter Semester 1997, Faculty/Staff.


The web site at http://www.missouri.edu/~chemrg has been voted as the best faculty/staff page for the Winter Semester 1997 by the MU Web Authors' Guild. I would personally like to compliment you for the quality of you design and content. A full list of winners is displayed at: http://www.missouri.edu/~muwww/guild"

Guy Wilson, Webmaster, MU Campus Computing.


H. Funding

4. The "Chemistry is in the News" Project.
The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
Special Grant in the Chemical Sciences. 7/1/01-6/30/02.

3. Development of Internet Based Chemistry Instructional Materials.
Prentice Hall Publishing Company, Upper Saddle River, NJ. 6/1/99-8/30/99.

2. Development of CD-ROM Based Chemistry Instructional Matertials.
Prentice Hall Publishing Company, Upper Saddle River, NJ. 6/1/98-12/31/98.

1. Development of Hypermedia Based Chemistry Instruction.
UM Institute for Instructional Development (IID), 1/1/98 - 6/30/99.