Chemistry Labs - Navigating Through The Pandemic With Lab Kits

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Brief Abstract

Join Dr. Matthew Wise, Director of Chemistry Instruction at The University of Colorado Boulder and Carolina Distance Learning as we discuss how the Boulder campus used Lab kits to navigate the recent pandemic.

Extended Abstract

Join Dr. Matthew Wise, Director of Chemistry Instruction at The University of Colorado Boulder and Carolina Distance Learning as we discuss how the Boulder campus used Carolina Distance Learning Lab kits to navigate the recent pandemic. The general chemistry laboratory program at the University of Colorado, Boulder (UCB) instructs approximately two thousand students enrolled in over one hundred laboratory sections each semester (Fall and Spring). The COVID-19 pandemic forced significant changes in the modes of delivery for all Fall 2020 general chemistry laboratory courses. UCB required each course to offer sections in one of two modes: hybrid in-person/remote (HY) or fully remote. Students enrolled in HY sections faced an additional social distancing constraint. The capacity of the in-person labs was reduced from twenty to ten students. UCB utilized custom laboratory kits from Carolina Distance Learning to overcome COVID-19 public health restrictions while providing students with an educationally sound laboratory experience.