Improvement of the Chemistry Curriculum and Undergraduate Research with GC/MS

Project: Research project

Project Details


The project is improving laboratory curricula through the introduction of new experiments and acquisition of a gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer (GC/MS). The GC/MS facilitates new experiments and instruction in organic chemistry, quantitative and instrumental analysis laboratories, and undergraduate research. The availability of a GC/MS is increasing the quality and scope of instruction in these courses. Laboratory curricula reform, facilitated by a state-of-the-art GC/MS instrument and associated outreach efforts is attracting more students to the study of chemistry, particularly underrepresented groups including women and minorities. The improvements increase the department's ability to offer these students laboratory courses and research training in the use and understanding of a powerful analytical instrument.

Effective start/end date8/1/957/31/97


  • National Science Foundation: $26,426.00


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