In this page
|Aug 24||Dept. Seminar – Lance Elliott, SDSU EH&S, GMCS-301, 4:00 PM|
|Aug 31||Dept. Seminar – Prof. Kathie Seley-Radtke, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, GMCS-301, 4:00 PM|
|Sep 18||Dept. Seminar – Prof. Kim Janda, The Scripps Research Institute, GMCS-301, 4:00 PM|
|Sep 28||Dept. Seminar – Prof. Ulrich Muller , University of California San Diego, GMCS-301, 4:00 PM|
|Oct 12||Dept. Seminar – Prof. Filipp Furche, Univesity of California, Irvine, GMCS-301, 4:00 PM|
- See the prominent role of the Chemistry Department in the history of research at SDSU with lead roles by Profs. Ambrose Nichols and Robert Metzger. Learn more about the Department's history.
- Madison Kennedy, in Prof. Christal Sohl's research group, was one of ten outstanding presenters at this year's Student research Symposium, and will be representing SDSU at the state-wide research symposium in May. Ms. Kennedy is also a recipient of an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, and one of the College of Sciences Outstanding Graduates of 2018! Many congratulations!
- Chemistry Professor Chris Harrison was recently recognized by the SDSU Faculty Senate for exellence in teaching in the College of Sciences. The Department congratulates this outstanding educator!
Andrew L. Cooksy: K-12 Outreach Programs
office: CSL 310; labs: CSL 307/312
voice: 619-594-5571; fax: 619-594-4634
3D Molecular Modeling Workshops for Middle and High Schools
My students and I have an ongoing program to bring state-of-the-art molecular visualization software into high school classrooms, to let students explore the richness, diversity, and symmetry of chemical structures. Working with chemistry teachers at several arera schools, we have developed worksheets to help guide the student and to ensure that our time in the classroom contributes to the goals of the class. Check out our appearance at Castle Park Middle School.
If you are a chemistry or physical sciences teacher in the San Diego area and would like us to visit your classroom, please email me.
Funding for this project has been provided by the National Science Foundation's Division of Chemistry, by the President's Leadership Fund of SDSU, and by the SDSU College of Sciences. Andrew Cooksy also thanks Gaussian, Inc. for support, and the many SDSU undergraduates who have assisted in these presentations.
City and International Science Fairs
I regularly serve as a chemistry judge at the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair and as a Chemistry Panel Co-Chair for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). I'm also currently a mentor for FRC Team 4738.
K-12 Teacher Workshop Programs
The San Diego Cyberbridge program, an ITEST program, trained teams of high school and middle school teachers to work together, applying project-based learning to their curriculum. Science provides the foundation for each project, and the program stands out by virtue of its encouragement of diverse teams that include teachers specializing in math, English, and history, as well as the sciences. In 2009/2010, I worked with teachers at Castle Park High and Southwest High in Chula Vista. They developed amazing projects that study the state of the oceans and how we can prevent their decline and on how food choices influence our well-being. In 2010/2011, I worked with teachers at Castle Park Middle School to develop a project focused on the importance of change in science, math, and U.S. history.
Subsequently, I Worked with teachers Lynn Shevinsky and Don Whisman to develop and teach a summer workshop on Matter for 5th and 8th grade teachers. This project was sponsored by an IDEAS grant from the Department of Education and supervised by the K-12 Alliance.