Southern College hosts
(July 11, 2001) - Florida Southern College will host a summer chemistry
workshop for 34 high school teachers July 16-20.
the Flinn Scientific Foundation, a non-profit organization, the
workshop focuses on enhancing the teacher's knowledge of chemical
demonstrations, hands-on laboratory activities, and National Education
Science standards for chemistry. Teachers will study safety issues,
micro-scale techniques, and innovative teaching techniques during
the five-day program.
Dr. Carmen Gauthier,
a Florida Southern chemistry professor, obtained the funds for the
workshop. Gauthier learned about the Flinn Foundation's summer workshops
at the Biennial Conference in Chemical Education held last summer
at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Teachers from several
states will attend. "This will be the first workshop hosted
in the southeastern region," Gauthier said. The program is
modeled after the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Florida Southern is a private, four-year, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.