Do Chemistry as Chemists Do It
Use modern instruments from the first lab class in the first year; repeating experiments should be normal, not remedial. The desired outcome of an experiment is an accurate, reproducible, unambiguous result, not a predestined "right one."
Modern Chemistry is Integrated
Chemists address problems with concepts and techniques that span the various subfields of chemistry. Moreover, biologists, nurses, psychologists, and physicians also regularly use these same concepts and techniques.
The Main Goal of Laboratory is Tackling a New Problem Capably
We design experiments to develop maximum independence, not maximum coverage.
Department Student Learning Goals
- Demonstrate the skills to solve problems and communicate through writing and speaking.
- Discover how to integrate and apply knowledge and skills both within the chemistry community and between chemistry and other disciplinary communities.
- Develop the capacity to address real-world scenarios in which chemistry plays a role.