Ginevra Clark

    Email Address: ginevra@uic.edu
    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: Chemistry
    Title: Director of the Science Learning Center
    Office: SES205A Phone: 312-413-4705
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    This research is focused on developing new laboratory procedures for an Organic and Biochemistry course for pre-health professionals. Work includes testing and creating new labs, working with faculty to improve focus on health-related concepts, and revisions based on laboratory observation.

    Project can focus more on developing labs or analyzing pedagogical approach, depending on the student's interests and abilities.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 8

    Qualifications of a Student:
    B or higher in General Chemistry and one semester of Organic Chemistry (or Chem 130) required. Interest in teaching.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Over the course of the semester, the student is expected to:
    1. Independently test and optimize laboratory procedures created by PI.
    2. Identify in the literature alternative, related procedures that are relevant to healthcare, test them.
    3. Write a preliminary lab handout for students and teaching notes for TAs.

    Further work for the spring includes:
    4. Observe the lab in progress; what is and isn't working?
    5. Revise materials based on laboratory observations.

    A summer project would entail:
    6. Analyze students outcomes (summer) and do further revisions

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