Monthly Archives: January 2012

New NSF-TUES program course in Chemical Ecology

We’ve recently completed our second year of an experimental problem-based learning course in Chemical Ecology with a class of 24 upper-level chemistry and biology students at Dickinson.  The course encourages students with diverse interests to work together to solve complex problems involving the extraction and identification of natural products – such as toxins, attractants, and other chemical cues – and to explore their roles in nature.  The course includes intensive training on analytical instruments such as spectrophotometers, HPLC and GC-MS.   The development of this Continue reading →