Threading Flavones is an NSF-funded project to integrate learning across the undergraduate upper-division chemistry and biochemistry curriculum. Students synthesize a library of flavonoids and characterize their structure, chemical properties and biological activity. Our strategy is to use the theme of flavonoids as a tool to promote retention of key concepts, critical thinking, technical skills development, collaborative problem solving, and a deeper appreciation for the relevance of chemistry and biochemistry to human health.
Summer 2014 Faculty-Development Workshop
Workshop participants will conduct three experiments in either the organic synthesis sequence or the biochemistry sequence that can be adapted and implemented into their curricula. Participants will have access to experimental protocols, model data, and other ancillary educational materials, and will receive starting reagents to get started at their home institutions. We also plan to have engaging discussions in which participants can share and present innovative educational strategies that they have used to help students integrate learning in chemistry and biochemistry.