Ms. Luciana Aronne
Lecturer in Chemistry
B.S.,1991, "Chemistry/Biology" University of the Pacific.
M.S.,1994, "Analytical Chemistry" Wayne State University.
Penn State Erie, Behrend College
Division of Science H-34
General Chemistry CHEM 110,CHEM
111 and CHEM 113
I want to encourage students to think for themselves and give them the
confidence to be able to logically think through any chemistry problem
they may face.
My research involves chemistry laboratory development. I am looking for
new ways to improve the laboratory program here at Penn State-Behrend
not only providing increased interest in chemistry but also by helping
the student learn concepts that were introduced in the lecture. There
many ways to improve a laboratory program. The current methods talked
today are cooperative learning and discovery based laboratories. I feel
there must be a way to incorporate both of these methods along with
traditional experiments to provide a laboratory course that will teach
the student a lot more than just laboratory techniques for future use.
Cooperative learning will help the student learn how to communicate
others and discovery based experiments will give the student the
to think for him or herself.
A student who works with me will most likely but not necessarily
an interest in teaching. I am currently working on new laboratory
for the general chemistry laboratories taught here. I usually have the
student to read through chemical education journals to help us find new
ideas for new experiments. These new experiments take much work since
the correct conditions for the experiment to work properly must be
mostly through trial and error. If a student's laboratory skills are
they will definitely improve while working to develop new experiments.
I am also trying to bring in some new experiments that the student will
recognize in everyday life. I also feel that a student's opinion is
important when developing new experiments because it helps me
the difficulty that other students would have if this laboratory
were introduced into the course.
I would hope that anyone choosing to work with me on this project
develop a better understanding of chemistry, improve their laboratory
and also realize that chemistry can be fun and exciting.
COURSES BEING TAUGHT SPRING 2015
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