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UConn ECE Chemistry Workshop 5-12-17

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University of Connecticut Storrs

SU 304B

Storrs, CT 06269

United States

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On Friday, May 12th UConn Early College Experience and the UConn Chemistry department invite all certified UCon ECE Chemistry instructors to attend the annual professional development workshop.

Integrating lessons in bionanotechnology research with lessons in teaching: A workshop for high school chemistry teachers

Dr. Jessica Rouge
Assistant Professor
Chemistry Department
University of Connecticut

Key High School Teacher Research Workshop Objectives:
Introduce instructors to basic chemical and biochemical lab techniques, including:


- Determining the concentration of nucleic acids (RNA and DNA) and optically active nanomaterials using UV-vis spectrophotometry
- Isolating and analyzing DNA coated nanomaterials using gel electrophoresis
- Determining the size distribution of nanomaterials using dynamic light scattering
- Identifying interactions between proteins and the surface of nanoscale materials
Instrumentation and skill sets:
- Nanoparticle synthesis and characterization including Dynamic Light Scattering, Zeta Potential determination, poly acrylamide gel electrophoresis
- Enzymatic reactions including real time PCR for DNA amplification


Understanding How to bring Nanochemistry and Bionanotechnology into the classroom
Open discussion, with questions and answers on ideas for bringing the concepts discussed in the program to the classroom. Discussions focusing on the use of literature-based assignments or through low cost educational adaptations of the experimental protocols covered in the workshop.
Examples of topics to include in these discussions:


- Simple experiments utilizing gel electrophoresis chambers and desk top PCR machines can potentially be used to teach students about DNA amplification and genes/biochemistry
- Inexpensive nanoparticle experiments which can teach students about basic optical properties can be performed should a low cost uv-visible spectrophotometer.

Please park in the North or South parking garages and bring your ticket from the garage for a validation stamp. For a map please see: www.maps.uconn.edu.

Please bring your UConn NetID and password if you'd like to use campus wi-fi.

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University of Connecticut Storrs

SU 304B

Storrs, CT 06269

United States

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