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A tour of Chemistry World

24/12/2022 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST


A tour of Chemistry World

          Chemistry World was established as a joint venture between Texas A&M University and the Florida Institute of Technology by Dr. K (Dr. Wendy Keeney-Kennicutt) and Winkelmann Teichmann (Dr. Kurt Winkelman) as part of NSF-funded research to examine the effectiveness of virtual worlds in the teaching of chemistry content. They worked with Xandi Mars and Random Cole, SL designers who are based in Texas and who work extensively with Texas A&M.  The results of the study were published in the Journal of Chemical Education (see https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00733). The result is an asset to the chemistry education community in Second Life which supports a realistic teaching environment which includes a laboratory, a classroom, offices to meet with TAs/faculty, and space to “hang out”. In addition there is an area for practicing camera skills, and a series of platforms which host two laboratory experiments which include an ideal gas law activity and a precipitation titration activity.

          Amidst the SARS-COVID-2 pandemic in late Spring 2020, Dr. Shaw assumed management of the region.  The idea was to use its facilities to supplement the lab activities for a freshman chemistry for engineers course, for which it has been used every semester since Fall 2020. his tour will highlight the facilities built as part of the original study, and new features such as bioinorganic models, solid state structures, and the new Tantramar Marsh restoration area built by Delia Lake.

                The tour will begin at the Northeast corner of the sim, where the land connects to the Science Circle region. 

A tour by Dr. Mike J. Shaw


Dr. Mike J. Shaw
Reference work in the library
Previous lectures on film







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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST


Chemistry World


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