Chem 4000 Seminar

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Re: Chem 4000 Seminar

Postby Ron Robertson » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:27 am

The STEM Fair is March 24. I will be posting the flyer to my web site in a couple of days.
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Re: Chem 4000 Seminar

Postby Ron Robertson » Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:35 pm

In our faculty meeting today schedules were handed out. We will be offering Chem 4000 in the fall in the total review format that I talked with you about earlier. Although I don't foresee anyone failing this semester as long as you attend and hand in assignments, those graduating in the fall have the option of dropping and retaking this course during the fall semester. I would hate to see you go, but I do understand if you feel that you need additional chem courses for reinforcement of general chem material.
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Re: Chem 4000 Seminar

Postby Ron Robertson » Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:42 pm

Campers, I just received this email. . . .

I hope you’re well! I am reaching out to see if you could forward the below post-grad opportunity to your Chemistry students graduating this spring. We’re looking for our 2014 cohort and I’d love for you to encourage graduating students to apply to Nashville Teaching Fellows to become fulltime chemistry teachers who inspire the next generation of students. We have had several successful Fellows from Austin Peay State University in the past, it’d be great to continue seeing your alumni join our program.

Although our deadline is March 31, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until our class is filled, so please urge interested students to apply early.

Many thanks for your help and support,

Anh-Thi

Nashville Teaching Fellows are accomplished professionals and recent graduates from all academic backgrounds who commit to becoming exceptional teachers in Nashville’s highest-need schools. With hands-on training, Fellows develop the skills to hit the ground running on day one and continue improving for years to come. Great teachers have a huge and lasting impact on students’ lives, and students grappling with the challenges of poverty need great teachers most.

We seek outstanding candidates with the dedication to become outstanding teachers in math, science, ESL and general middle school content – apply online to join the ranks of this elite group of educators – applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Anh-Thi Mouradov
Recruitment Associate
Nashville Teaching Fellows
TNTP

(301) 291-5341 | anhthi.mouradov@tntp.org | http://tntpteachingfellows.org/nashville
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Re: Chem 4000 Seminar

Postby Ron Robertson » Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:53 am

Next Monday, March 31 is our ACS Gen Chem Exam

I have reviewed the exam and have the following comments.

1. One topic that I did not cover in my notes or on the review sheets was the Rydberg equation for the determination of the hydrogen energy levels. You will want to review this.

2. The exam is timed at 55 minutes

3. You will be given the following constants:

a. the ideal gas law constant in 2 sets of units (J and Atm-L)
b. the Rydberg constant
c. Faraday's constant
d. Avogadro's number
e. Planck's constant
f. the speed of light
g. the ion product constant of water at 25 C
h. the fact that 0 C = 273.15 K

4. You will be given the following equations

a. the kinetic equation relating the activation energy to the specific rate constants at different temps
b. the Henderson-Hasselbalch equation for a weak acid
c. the Rydberg equation
d. the Nernst equation
e. the relationship between delta G, delta H, and delta S at constant T
f. the relationship between delta G and the equilibrium constant
g. the integrated rate laws for 0, 1st, and 2nd order reactions that are A-->P

5. You are given a Periodic Table labeled with both the newer system for columns (1-18) as well as the older system (A/B)

6. There is a lab question regarding the use of volumetric glassware
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Re: Chem 4000 Seminar

Postby Ron Robertson » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:13 pm

The topic for our seminar on Friday, March 28 is "Glass Manufacturing". The speakers will be:

Matthew Morgan, Degrees: Chemistry (ACS approved track), Chemical Engineering. Both Spring 2012, TTU.
Float lab supervisor and Quality Engineer

Carolyn Bilbrey Degree: BS Electrical Engineering, 1983, TTU
Maintenance Planning Engineer
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Re: Chem 4000 Seminar

Postby Ron Robertson » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:50 am

Next week is the Pre-Professional Health Fair!!!

Wednesday, April 2 from 4:00 – 6:00 in the UC

Schools coming so far (others may still register but as of 11:30 3/26 this is who we have confirmed):

    Life University Chiropractic
    U.S. Army Medical Recruiting Pre- Med/Dent/Vet
    Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
    University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy College of Pharmacy
    Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Osteopathic Medicine
    Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Health
    University of Medicine and Health Sciences, St. Kitts Medicine
    UAB School of Optometry Optometry
    Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine Podiatry
    Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine Medicine, pharmacy, PA, PT, Public Health, Clinical Research, Pharm. Sciences
    American University of Antigua college of Medicine Medicine
    Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine Dentistry
    Mercer University (College of Pharmacy and College of Health Professions) Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Public Health
    St George's Hospital Medical School (London, UK) Medical School
    Auburn University/Harrison School of Pharmacy Pre Pharmacy
    West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Pre-Medicine
    St. George's University, Grenada, West Indies Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, MPH, MBA
    University of Memphis School of Public Health
    University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) MD/PHD (MSTP)
    PA, Nursing, RN to BSN & Athletic Training Bethel University College of Health Sciences
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Re: Chem 4000 Seminar

Postby Ron Robertson » Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:09 pm

We have just filled the last open day of seminar, April 14. On that day Paul Simone from the University of Memphis will be here to give a research talk and recruit grad students.
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Re: Chem 4000 Seminar

Postby Ron Robertson » Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:42 pm

I have your ACS Gen Chem Exams graded. I will be glad to tell you your raw score and ranked score but can't of course hand back anything to you.

I also have your seminar sheets graded for the glass plant presentation.
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Re: Chem 4000 Seminar

Postby Ron Robertson » Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:36 am

Seminar on Monday, April 7 in room E306 at 12:20
Speaker -Curtis L. Baysinger, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Director, Division of Obstetric Anesthesia
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
The topic will be - "Generational Differences: Bridging the Gaps"

Seminar on Friday, April 4 in room E306 at 12:20. Joey Scott, engineer at the TVA Cumberland Fossil Fuel plant, will explain the science behind operating a major power plant. The plant is unusual in that it uses supercritical water to power the turbines. One of the 2 reactors at the plant can produce enough electricity to supply the needs of Davidson County (including Nashville).
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Re: Chem 4000 Seminar

Postby Ron Robertson » Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:58 pm

Reminder to all that the seminar evaluations must be typed as indicated in the syllabus.
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