A single reaction thread ties multiple core concepts in an introductory chemistry course







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Barbee, Meredith, Robert Carden, Julia Roberts, Cameron Brown, D Canelas and Stephen Craig (n.d.). A single reaction thread ties multiple core concepts in an introductory chemistry course. Journal of Chemical Education. 10.1021/acs.jchemed.7b00977 Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/16734.

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Dorian Canelas

Associate Professor of the Practice of Chemistry

Prof. Canelas has been active in implementation of student-centered pedagogies and developing programs to increase undergraduate retention in science tracks. Research interests include chemical education research and the scholarship of teaching and learning as well as macromolecules for industrial and biological applications, such as microelectronics, coatings, membranes, gene therapy delivery, and blood compatibility.


Stephen L Craig

William T. Miller Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

Research interests in Prof. Craig's group bridge physical organic and materials chemistry. Many of these interests are guided by the vision that important challenges in materials science might be better tackled not from the traditional perspective of an engineer, but rather from the molecular perspective of an organic chemist. Current interests include the design and synthesis of self-healing polymers and the use of modern mechanochemistry in new stress-responsive polymers, catalysis, and the study of transition states and reactive intermediates. These areas require an interdisciplinary and nontraditional mix of synthetic organic and polymer chemistry, single-molecule spectroscopy, supramolecular chemistry, and materials characterization. Research interests are complemented by numerous teaching and outreach activities, including: (1) hosting intensive undergraduate and high school research experiences for a diverse group of both Duke and non-Duke students; (2) exploiting effective, scalable, and low-cost mechanisms for content dissemination; (3) team-based and active learning content in the undergraduate and graduate classroom.

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