Development of a Materials-Oriented General Chemistry Course

  • Ellis, Arthur B. (PI)
  • Robinson, William R. (CoPI)
  • Greenblatt, Martha (CoPI)
  • Whittingham, M. Stanley M.S. (CoPI)
  • Lisensky, George C. (CoPI)

Project Details


Materials Chemistry will be brought into introductory chemistry courses through the preparation of 'A Materials Chemistry Companion to General Chemistry.' Consisting of text, problem sets, model kits, software, and demonstration and laboratory experiments, the 'Companion' will show how virtually every topic typically discussed in general chemistry courses can be illustrated with examples and concepts from materials chemistry. The introduction of materials chemistry promises to revitalize general chemistry. The new material will broaden and enhance the scientific and technological literacy of students as they learn the vital roles played by chemistry and chemists in our materials-intensive world. Inclusion of materials chemistry in introductory courses will increase the number and diversity of high-quality students who pursue careers in chemistry and in its many related scientific and engineering disciplines.

Effective start/end date7/1/916/30/94


  • National Science Foundation: $570,000.00


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