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December Joint Meeting with NOBCChE
Conaton Board Room, Schmidt Hall
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
The featured speaker for the evening is Dr. Basil Naah from Wright State University. Dr. Naah received a B.A. in Biochemistry from the University of Ghana, a Masters Degree of Science in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Siegen, Germany and a Ph.D. in Chemical Education from Middle Tennessee State University. Dr. Naah is an Instructor of Chemistry at Wright State University and his work focuses on teaching concepts in Chemistry to pre-service teachers. In his free time, Dr. Naah is a writer and owner of a blog focusing on teaching concepts in chemistry.
From Dr Naah -- WHY I BLOG ABOUT CORE CONCEPTS IN CHEMISTRY
These days many students enrolled in general chemistry courses lack the interest in reading the traditionally “fat” chemistry textbooks they buy. On top of that, these students usually complain the textbooks are expensive, non-interactive and not designed to provide the information right away when they need it. To help address these questions in my course, last year, I started a blog to complement the chemistry concepts I teach in my course. In this talk, I will share with you:
- - some of the things I have learned as a result of blogging
- - what chemistry topics students are constantly searching for on Google
- - what additional things I need to add to the blog to better serve students
|6:00 - 7:00pm||Registration and Social Hour (Conaton Board Room, Schmidt Hall)|
|7:00 - 8:00pm||Dinner (Conaton Board Room)
Menu: Grilled chicken breast with apricot bourbon sauce, mixed green salad with raspberry vinaigrette, seasonal vegetable medley, garlic mashed potatoes, and rolls with chocolate cake or apple strudel for dessert. Vegetarian entrée available upon request when making reservation.
|8:00 - 9:00pm||Speaker: Dr. Basil Naah, Wright State University
Why I Blog About Core Concepts in Chemistry
Reservations: Please use the link above to register.
The deadline for registration is noon on Tuesday, December 4.
Directions: The Xavier University Conaton Presidential Board Room is located on the second floor of Schmidt Hall. Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the Alumni Center.
I-71: Exit at Dana Avenue exit. Proceed west on Dana Avenue past Ledgewood Drive. As the road begins a slight turn, the F&W parking area will be on the left before you reach Victory Parkway.
I-75: Exit at Mitchell Avenue. Proceed east on Mitchell Avenue, crossing over Reading Road. Continue to Dana Avenue and turn left. Just after crossing Victory Parkway, the entrance to F&W parking area will be on the right.
Rt. 562: Exit the Norwood Lateral at Reading Road. Continue in the left lane of Reading Road to Victory Parkway. Merge left onto Victory Parkway at the light. Continue to Dana Avenue. Turn left onto Dana Avenue. The entrance to F&W parking area will be on the right in about half a block.
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