Teaching

Eigentlich weiß man nur, wenn man wenig weiß; mit dem Wissen wächst der Zweifel.
We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge doubt increases.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Courses by A. Semester and by B. Number | C. Seminars, Group Meetings & Cumes | D. Hosting | E. Mentoring & Advising | F. Honors: Teaching Awards, Mentorships, and Invitations.


A. Courses By Semester

FS05

WS06

FS04

WS05

FS03

WS04

FS02

WS03

FS01

WS02

FS00

WS01

FS99

WS00

FS98

WS99

FS97

WS98

FS96 WS97



B. Courses By Number

New Course Numbers after FS04.

CHEMISTRY (133) - Introduction to Synthesis and Analysis (2).
Coordinated laboratory presentation of concepts selected from general, organic, and analytical chemistry. Co-requisites: 33 & 210.
W95, F95.

CHEMISTRY 2050 (205) - Introduction to Organic Chemistry (5). New Course!
A survey of organic chemistry, including an introduction to structure and bonding, functional group chemistry, principles of reactivity, reaction mechanisms, the molecules of life. Laboratory illustrates and augments the lecture material. 4 lectures, 1 lab per week. Prerequisites: grade C or better in 1320 (32) or equivalent.
F03, F04, F05.

CHEMISTRY 2100 (210) - Organic Chemistry I (3).
First course of a sequence. Concentrates on fundamentals and applies them to a few functional groups. Only 1 hour credit if student has completed 2050 (115 aka 205)). Prerequisites: 1310 & 1320 (11 & 12) or equivalent.
F91, W92, F92,
W97, W99, S99,
F00, W01, W02,
W04.

CHEMISTRY 216 - Honors Organic Chemistry (4). New Course!
First course of a two-semester sequence. Similar to 210 but with increased depth and breadth; emphasis on preparing science students for research and professional careers. 3 lectures, 1 discussion section per week. Prerequisite: Honors eligibility. Grade of B or better in Chemistry 32 or equivalent.
FS01

CHEMISTRY 212 - Organic Chemistry II (3).
Continuation of 210. Covers carbonyl-containing compounds, amines, heterocycles, natural products (fats, carbohydrates, amino acids, proteines, nucleic acids) and others. Prerequisites: 210 or departmental consent.
F96.

CHEMISTRY 212 - Organic Chemistry II (5). New Course!
Continuation of 210. Covers carbonyl-containing compounds, amines, heterocycles, natural products (fats, carbohydrates, amino acids, proteines, nucleic acids) and others. Prerequisites: 210 or departmental consent.
W00, W03.

CHEMISTRY 211 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2).
Must accompany or follow, cannot precede 210.
W93.

BIOCHEMISTRY 399 - Biochem./Biotech. Info. Retrieval (2).
Consists of lectures, library field trips, on-line searching, and data analysis. Information will be retrieved from libraries and on-line data bases using computerized methodology. Areas include chemical structures, patents, and analysis of macromolecules (RNA, DNA, proteins). Volunteer Teaching.
W90, W91,
W92, W93.

CHEMISTRY 410 - Organic Seminar (1).
AY 91-2, 95-6, 96-7.

CHEMISTRY 412 - Physical Organic Chemistry I (3).
Bond theory, physical methods, absorption spectroscopy, conformational analysis, mechanisms of reactions.
W94, W95.

CHEMISTRY 412 - Computational Organic Chemistry (3). New Course!
Theory and Application of modern computational techniques (molecular mechanics, ab initio and semi-empirical molecular orbital methods and much more) for predicting the structures, energies, and properties of molecules and molecular systems. Prerequisites: 233 or equivalent.
F99.

CHEMISTRY 415 - Organic Reaction Mechanisms (3).
Organic reaction mechanisms are discussed within the framework of structure-activity relationships. Particular attention directed to the chemistry of the reactive intermediates and the application of stereochemical and molecular orbital concepts. Prerequisites: 1 year of Organic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry.
F89, F90, F94.

CHEMISTRY 416 - Organic Spectroscopy (3).
Structural analysis of organic compounds, involving problem solving and using modern NMR, IR, UV/Vis, CD/ORD, MS and other spectroscopic techniques. Prerequisites: 233 or instructor's consent.
F93, W96, F97.

CHEMISTRY 419 - Physical Organic Chemistry (3).
Case studies and methods for determining organic reaction mechanisms.
W91.

CHEMISTRY 433 - Computational Chemistry (3). New Course!
Theory and Application of modern computational techniques (molecular mechanics, ab initio and semi-empirical molecular orbital methods and much more) for predicting the structures, energies, and properties of molecules and molecular systems. Prerequisites: 233 or equivalent.
W98, F02.

For enrollment in research courses, see file on students.
CHEMISTRY 150. Undergraduate Research.
CHEMISTRY 250. Senior Research.
CHEMISTRY 280. Internship in Chemistry.
CHEMISTRY 298. Senior Honors Research.
CHEMISTRY 299. Senior Honors Research.
CHEMISTRY 490. Research (cr. arr.).




C. Seminars & Group Meetings

Weekly Group Meetings include discussions of current literature and events, tracking of the "Zeitgeist", reflections on methodology, the advancement of problem solving techniques, and presentation and defense of original research. Mini-Meetings with students working in specific area are held weekly to plan research, to analyze results, and to talk about problems encountered. Schedules for Group and Mini-Meetings are online (see box). WS05 FS05
WS04 FS04 || WS03 FS03
WS02 SS02 FS02 || WS01 SS01 FS01
WS00 SS00 FS00 || WS99 SS99 FS99
WS98 FS98 || WS97 FS97

Structure & Bonding. An interdisciplinary and interdepartmental seminar series. A community-building forum for informal and formal discussions and presentation by students and faculty interested in theoretical and computational approaches to structure and bonding. WS00, FS00 & WS01 only. Discontinued due to lack of divisional and departmental support.

Cumulative Examinations of the Organic Chemistry Division. The data given in parentheses after the links to the examinations specify the outcome; the outcomes are pass/fail after May 1997 and they are 2-point-pass/1-point-pass/fail before.

September 2005 (7/3) | May 2005 (3/2)
September 2004 (3/2) | March 2004 (2/0) | November 2003 (2/2) | May 2003 (2/2)
October 2002 (4/3) | April 2002 (2/0) | March 2002 (6/0) | September 2001 (5/5)
October 2000 (0/0) | April 1999 (5/0)
October 1998 (6/3) | March 1998 (4/0) | September 1997 (7/0)
May 1997 (2/3/2) | November 1996 (2/2/2) | June 1995 | March 1995.
March 1995 - November 2002 Archive of MU Cumulative Organic Chemistry Examinations.


D. Hosting

UNDER RE-CONSTRUCTION

Professor Andrew Streitwieser
Professor Andrew Myers
Professor Paul Schleyer
Professor Bernhard Schlegel
Professor Seth Marder, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia, November 21, 2003.

Professor Martha Oakley, University of Indiana-Bloomington, Bloomingtom, Indiana, March 5, 2004.
Professor Wolfgang Hase, Technical University, Darmstadt, Germany, July 30, 2004.
Professor David Birney, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, September 13, 2004.
Professor Michael Novak, Miami University, Miami, Ohio, September 27, 2004.
Professor Michael Doyle, Univerity of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, November 5, 2004.
Professor Eugene Mash, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, December 10, 2004.



E. Mentoring & Advising Activities

4. National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Since 2000, I serve as the Founding Faculty Advisor of the MU Chapter of the NSCS. NSCS was established on the principle that with scholarship comes a responsibility to develop leadership and a duty to perform service.

3. Freshman Interest Groups. Since 1999, I have served as faculty co-facilitator; FS99 (Jeremy Young), in FS00 (Crystal Palmer), and in FS01 (John Uhlrich). In FS00, I presented a lecture "Standards and Assessments in College Teaching" and gave computer-assisted lectures on "Astronomy and Chemistry" and on "Chemistry is in the News."

2. Judge at Student Competitions.
Unsung Heroes Committee, Student Union Programming Board of the Missouri Unions, 2002.
5th Annual Student Government Undergraduate Research Showcase, MU, Arts & Science Week, February 14, 2001.
Quiz Master Assistant, MU 2001 College Bowl, February 5, 2001.
4th Annual Student Government Undergraduate Research Showcase, MU, Arts & Science Week, February 23, 2000.
3rd Annual Student Government Undergraduate Research Showcase, MU, Arts & Science Week, February 17, 1999.
"Phys./Chem. Sciences," MU 12th Research & Creative Activities Forum, March 4, 1995.

1. Science-By-Mail Mentoring. Served as Science-by-Mail Volunteer Scientist for the Boston Museum of Science, 1994-8. The Boston Museum of Science effort brings hands-on science education to children across the country and around the world.


F. Honors

a. Teaching Awards

12. Edward K. Mellon Honorary Seminar on Chemical Education, Florida State University, 2003-4.
11. MU College of Arts & Science Purple Chalk Teaching Award 2002.
10. Educ. Techno. at Missouri (ET@MO) Teaching and Technology Excellence Award 2001.
9. Distinguished Member, The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, since 2001.
8. Sigma Xi Second Annual Excellence in Graduate Research Mentoring Award, 2000.
7. MU Best of the Web Award, Faculty/Staff, University of Missouri, Columbia, 1997.
6. Outstanding Greek Faculty Award, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia, 1997.
5. Outstanding Teacher Award, Beta Theta Pi, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia, 1992-3.
4. Bruce H. Mahan Memorial Teaching Award, Univ. of California, Berkeley, 1984-5.
3. Bruce H. Mahan Memorial Teaching Award, Univ. of California, Berkeley, 1982-3.
2. Dr. Kober Chemistry Award, Kepler-Gymnasium, Freudenstadt, 1976.
1. Abitur with highest honors, Kepler-Gymnasium, Freudenstadt, 1976.


b. Honorary Mentorships

4. Mentor of Richard Nichols (magna cum laude) at Honors' Convocation 1999.
3. Mentor of Rhonda Walsh (summa cum laude) at Honors' Convocation 1998.
2. Mentor of Mitch Anthamatten (summa cum laude) at Honors' Convocation 1996.
1. Mentor of Jason Wilbur (summa cum laude) at Honors' Convocation 1995.


c. Appreciation Dinners

15. Delta Delta Delta Bi-annual Professors' Dinner. Invited by Courtney Wigton. April 13, 2004.
14. Zeta Tau Alpha Annual Faculty Appreciation Banquet. Invited by Krista Blackmore. April 23, 2003.
13. Kappa Kappa Gamma Annual Faculty Appreciation Banquet. Invited by Kellen Burkett. April 2, 2003.
12. Zeta Tau Alpha Annual Faculty Appreciation Banquet. Invited by Georgia Marsh. April 15, 2002.
11. Beta Theta Pi semi-annual Teacher Appreciation Dinner. Invited by David Britt. November 27, 2001.
10. Farmhouse Fraternity Student/Faculty Dinner. Invited by Preston Walker. March 22, 2001.
9. Delta Delta Delta Bi-Annual Professor Dinner. Invited by Elizabeth Hurt. March 14, 2001.
8. Delta Delta Delta Bi-Annual Professor Dinner. Invited by Courtney Zimmer. October 17, 2000.
7. Delta Gamma Scholarship Dinner. Invited by Vicki Lin and Bernadette Obmaces. March 1, 1999.
6. Beta Zeta Pi Faculty Appreciation Dinner. Invited by Richard Nichols and Michael Steele. May 7, 1997.
5. Kappa Kappa Gamma Faculty Dinner. Invited by Trisha Pelczynski, Rebecca Melichar and Catherine Williams. April 29, 1997.
4. Delta Delta Delta Faculty Appreciation Dinner. Invited by Kristen Deane, Laila Saffaf, Sommer White and Amy Sandler. April 23, 1997.
3. Delta Upsilon, Faculty Dinner. October 3, 1996.
2. Pi Beta Phi Sorority Faculty Appreciation Dinner. Invited by Carrie Grounds and Karla Schmid. April 1992.
1. Delta Chi Faculty Dinner. Invited by Tim Lacy. March 12, 1992.