Role of Teaching Assistants in NKU Organic Chemistry Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) Labs

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Northern Kentucky University
"In the traditional lab setting, many organic chemistry students find themselves following step-by-step instructions provided by the instructor and/or lab manual. This method does not allow the student to fully understand the underlying concepts or learn to problem solve in the lab. Course- Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CURE) labs allow students to think critically about the science behind what they are doing, and problem solve along the way. However, running such a complex lab has proven too difficult for a single instructor, thus requiring the help of two teaching assistants to help with the utilization of important lab equipment as well as general lab procedures and protocols."
2021 Celebration of Student Research and Creativity presentation
Education research laboratories, Graduate teaching assistants, Chemistry, Organic