The Department of Chemistry at San Jose State University is strongly committed to undergraduate education and research in the chemical sciences. Recent curricular developments in the department have encouraged the development of a spiral approach to laboratory instrumentation. Two Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectrometers have been purchased for use by students in courses throughout the curriculum. Students are introduced to the Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy early in their freshman year. Experiments incorporating FTIR laboratory experiments have been coupled with existing experiments in organic, physical, and instrumental analysis laboratories. A new inorganic chemistry laboratory and a new multidivisional capstone laboratory course provides additional experiments which use the FTIR to solve experimental problems covering topics relevant to the surrounding scientific and industrial communities (i.e., Silicon Valley). *

Agency
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Institute
Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE)
Type
Standard Grant (Standard)
Application #
9750554
Program Officer
Frank A. Settle
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
1997-06-15
Budget End
1999-05-31
Support Year
Fiscal Year
1997
Total Cost
$39,924
Indirect Cost
Name
San Jose State University Foundation
Department
Type
DUNS #
City
San Jose
State
CA
Country
United States
Zip Code
95112