Chemistry students experience Real-life Learning
Dr. Audrey McGowin
WSU associate professor of Chemistry, Audrey McGowin's students participated in a project collaboration between an advanced environmental chemistry class at Wright State University and an interdisciplinary first-year seminar on water with Antioch College in Yellow Springs, OH. The advanced environmental chemistry class is intended for upper-level undergraduate students and graduate chemistry majors but is also open to other upper-level science majors and graduate students with the appropriate chemistry background. The global seminar course about water teaches basic scientific treatment, water use and critical thinking about water issues.
McGowin wanted to shift the course's emphasis from test and lectures to real-life experience that could help the community. "I got to thinking about making chemistry more relevant and having the students doing something real," she said. Their service learning model has been featured in the Journal of Chemical Education and in The Environmental Monitor magazine.
Read more about Dr. McGowin's project here
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