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Molecular Modeling Expands Chemistry Students' Experiences

the students worked at a more advanced level than anticipated.

After the first year, Bullock received a DuPont Fellowship to teach courses in molecular modeling to students and faculty members at Sweet Briar College, where she saw her students use the modeling not only in the weekly exercises she assigned, but in their biochemistry and biology labs.

Bullock will present the program on "Incorporation and evaluation of molecular modeling as a component of the undergraduate curriculum," (CHED #795) on Wednesday, March 24, at 10:45 a.m. in the West Coast Hotel, Park C room. She will describe the results of her evaluations at Virginia Tech and Sweet Briar and relate how to extend molecular modeling as a lab teaching tool in different areas of chemistry and chemical systems. The paper by Bullock, Jordan, and Brewer is part of the ACS chemical education division seminar on molecular modeling in the classroom.

The work is funded by the National Science Foundation (DUE-9750680) and the Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching at Virginia Tech.


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Contact: Karen Brewer
kbrewer@vt.edu
540-231-6579
Virginia Tech
24-Mar-1999


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