MC faculty presenting at Biennial Conference on Chemical Education

Marietta College chemistry faculty members Dr. Kevin Pate and Dr. Don Carpenetti are both making presentations at the 19th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE) in late July and early August at Purdue University. The conference runs from July 30 to Aug. 3.

As noted on the BCCE website, this conference is "the largest gathering of chemical educators in the world," and features presentations, poster sessions, workshops and exhibits.

Pate, a McCoy associate professor, will be presenting "Assessment Tools for Chemistry and Biochemistry Departments."

Carpenetti, an assistant professor, will be presenting "Effects of substitution on the color of indenylidene anions: Correlation between P-HMO analysis and spectroscopy," and "Should the concept of hybridized orbitals be removed from general chemistry classes?"

Pate and Carpenetti, who will be joined at the conference by the entire Marietta chemistry department, are also serving as symposium presiders.

The Division of Chemical Education of the American Chemical Society is sponsoring the conference.