Enhancing Teaching and Learning Chemistry with Natural Bond Orbitals

Location: 
UW-Washington County
City, State: 
West Bend, WI
Instructor(s): 
Dr. Frank Weinhold (UW-Madison) and Dr. Mohamed Ayoub (UW-Washington County)
Date: 
27 Aug 2012

 

For online application, see:

http://www.washington.uwc.edu/events/chemistry-workshop12.html

 

Free One Day Workshop

This workshop is free and open for chemistry (and science) high school teachers, advanced placement chemistry and high school chemistry students, undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty/staff.  The workshop is made possible by a National Science Foundation Portals of Discovery Collaborative Research and Curricular Initiative grant. 
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
For more information, please contact Dr. Mohamed Ayoub

TENTATIVE PROGRAM

9:30 am: Registration and Refreshments (Science Building Lobby)

10:00 am: Introduction of Natural Bond Orbitals (NBOs) by Dr. Clark Landis, Professor, Department of Chemistry, UW-Madison (Room 228 -Lecture Room-)

11:00 - 11:10 am: Break

11:10 am: Tutorials of NBOs by Dr. Clark Landis, Professor, Department of Chemistry, UW-Madison and Dr. Mohamed Ayoub, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, UW-Washington County (Room 228 -Lecture Room-)

12:10 pm: Lunch and Discussion (Science Building Lobby)
                        Tour of the Science Building

1:00 pm: Teaching Examples of Using NBOs in Chemistry Education by Dr. Mohamed Ayoub, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, UW-Washington County (Room 228 -Lecture Room-)

2:00 pm: Hands-On Exercises and Examples of NBOs (Computer Lab)

3:30 pm: Adjourn