ChemCases.com

Case-Study General Chemistry Curriculum Supplements

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Instructors/Faculty Information        

Your students arrive in your chemistry class with an enormous diversity of background.  What if the instructional material teaching the concepts of chemistry linked to many of their common experiences?

Wouldn't it become easier to make an impact, to have active learning, showing how chemistry impacts the mainstream of our lives?

ChemCases.com units are freely available for your use.  They link chemical concepts taught in General Chemistry to responsible decision making in our society. 

The cases provide a ready resource of capsules of knowledge that challenge and entertain your students.  They provide you with a continuing, thematic source of auxiliary material to supplement your instruction.

Cases Available

Alcohol, Chemistry and You
Gatorade
NutraSweet
Silicones
Nuclear Chemistry and the Community
Cisplatin and Cancer
Refrigerants for the 21st Century
Olestra
Drug Pathways and Chemical Concepts
Fuels and Society a. Chemistry and History of Automotive Fuels
Fuels and Society b. Sixty Years of Tetraethyllead
Fuels and Society c. How Lead was Finally Removed from Gasoline

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02/21/06

  ChemCases.com Personnel

Principal Investigator

Program Director

  • Matthew E. Hermes, Adjunct Professor
    Department of Chemistry College of Science and Mathematics
    Kennesaw State University
    235 Twinspur Ct.
    Roswell, GA 30076
    770-641-9535
    email: hayden@islc.net

Module Authors
(listed alphabetically by ChemCase title):

Alcohol and You

  • Dr. Bill Boggan
    Medical University of South CarolinaCarleston, SC
    843-792-5222
    email
    bogganwo@musc.edu

 

Cisplatin

  • Dr. Andri Smith
    Assistant Professor, Chemistry Deprtment
    Quinnipiac University
    Hamden, CT 06518
    email:
    Andri.Smith@quinnipiac.edu
Fuels
  • Dr. William Kovarik
    Associate Professor
    Radford University
    Radford, VA
    540-831-6033
    wkovarik@runet.edu

Gatorade

  • Matthew E. Hermes, Adjunct Professor
    Department of Chemistry College of Science and Mathematics
    Kennesaw State University
    Box 775574
    Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
    Phone: 970-879-1881
    email: hayden@islc.net

Nuclear Chemistry and the Community

  • Dr. Frank Settle
    Washington & Lee University
    Lexington, VA 24450
    email:
    fsettle@wlu.edu

Nutrasweet

  • Prof. Sam Stradling
    St. Lawrence University
    One Romoda Drive
    Canton, New York 13617

Olestra

Drug Pathways and Chemical Concepts

  • Sally G. Boudinot, RPh
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences
    University of Georgia College of Pharmacy
    Athens, GA 30602
    phone 706.542.7306
    email:
    sallyb@rx.uga.edu
    fax 706.542.5346

Refrigerants for the 21st Century

  • Dr. William Gumprecht
    2606 Stephenson Dr.
    Wilmington, DE 19808

Silicones

  • Matthew E. Hermes, Adjunct Professor
    Department of Chemistry College of Science and Mathematics
    Kennesaw State University
    Box 775574
    Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
    Phone: 970-879-1881
    email: hayden@islc.net
  About ChemCases.com

ChemCases.com is a series of curriculum units that link responsible decision making in product development with chemical principles taught in General Chemistry. 

We expect ChemCases.com curriculum supplements will lead interested students toward the sciences, medicine, pharmacy and engineering by:

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Developing Knowledge of how the tools of chemistry are used in the service of society

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Comprehension of the conflicting information necessary to move an idea  to the marketplace

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Application of this information to show how chemical principles are used to make decisions

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Evaluation of the data to synthesize solutions to technical and non technical challenges

t_logo.gif (12525 bytes) ChemCases.com is a National Science Foundation supported curriculum development project. 

2001 Kennesaw State University.
Principal Investigator
Laurence Peterson; Project Director Matthew Hermes.

NSF Grant DUE-9652889