Professor Rosina M. Georgiadis’ use of “virtual machines” featured in Chemical & Engineering News

in ACS, Faculty, Recognition, Software, Teaching, Undergraduate
April 13th, 2017

Georgiadis helps students as they work with virtual machines in the classroom. Credit: Joseph Griffin/Digital Creative Associates

Georgiadis helps students as they work with virtual machines in the classroom.
Credit: Joseph Griffin/Digital Creative Associates

New approaches to undergraduate lab classes

Virtual machines, digital badges, and trips to the museum enrich the undergraduate lab experience.
When it comes to developing fresh educational approaches, college and university professors focus on the classroom and often neglect the laboratory. But, at the ACS national meeting, held earlier this month in San Francisco, attendees heard from professors who are working to improve the undergraduate laboratory experience.
Professor Rosina M. Georgiadis, along with Norman C. Lee and the staff at the Boston University Chemical Instrumentation Center, partnered with Agilent Technologies to use virtual machines in her classes to end the “round robin” student rotation approach to lab courses.  To find out more read the article here in C&EN by Celia Henry Arnaud titled New approaches to undergraduate lab classes: Virtual Machines, digital badges and trips to the museum enrich undergraduate lab experience.