How CWCS helped change the way laboratory is done at Northwestern

The experiences gained at the 2006 CWCS workshop (Teaching Guided Inquiry Organic Chemistry) were instructive when Northwestern overhauled the undergraduate organic laboratory curriculum to reflect a more green and guided inquiry model. Following the workshop, a 2.5 million dollar renovation of the laboratory space was undertaken. The new space is much more open and conducive to the types of collaborative experiments that were part of the 2006 workshop. In addition, more guided inquiry experiments have been introduced into Northwestern
Owen Priest
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Northwestern University