CHED Irvin Levy, Carmen Gauthier, Nicole Snyder  Tuesday, April 09, 2013 

1655 - Introducing medicinal chemistry research to middle school students: A multi-faceted approach from a GK-12 experience

Kristin Jansen Labby1,2,, Michelle Paulsen1. (1) STEM Education Partnerships/CIERA, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, United States, (2) Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, United States

The NSF GK-12 program Reach for the Stars at Northwestern University presents graduate students with the unique opportunity to serve as “scientist in residence” at a local K-12 school. This presentation details the partnership between graduate fellow Kristin Labby and Pamela Sims, a science teacher at Nettelhorst Middle School in Chicago. The GK-12 experience typically includes regular classroom visits and the design and execution of non-traditional lessons with ties to the graduate fellow's research. Kristin and her teacher partner went beyond the classroom and culminated the academic year with a student field trip to the Northwestern campus. During their visit, students rotated through five stations, hosted by a diverse group of scientists, with hands-on activities specially designed to include aspects of Kristin's medicinal chemistry research. This presentation will include specific examples of activities as well as general considerations for adapting such an event to other institutions.

Monday, April 8, 2013 08:00 PM
Sci-Mix (08:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Location: Morial Convention Center
Room: Hall D

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 03:50 PM
Integrating Chemistry and Polymer Science Research into the Classroom (01:30 PM - 04:40 PM)
Location: Morial Convention Center
Room: 221


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