Clemson University: Engineering and Science Education

E&SE Chair Melanie Cooper receives NSF grant

Cooper and collaborator Mike Klymkowsky (University of Colorado, ) recently received a grant for $500,000 to develop a new chemistry curriculum "Chemistry, Life, the Universe, and Everything" (aka "Chemistry and the Logic of Life" ). The curriculum uses the emergence and evolution of life as context for teaching and learning chemistry. The project provides funds for research on student learning, and development of interactive materials to help students address misconceptions and to enhance problem solving abilities.