Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Boston’s Museum of Science—Gordon Students Lead Instruction

Students studying chemistry at Gordon have the benefit of learning in the premier science facility in the region—amazing labs, state-of-the-art equipment, and a collection of resources not found at other universities. But leaving the confines of lab partners and community within the Ken Olsen Science Center is also a foundational component to the educational experience. Last week students worked with Beyond Benign and the Lowell Institute to lead a special learning session on green chemistry at the Boston Museum of Science. “Once again Gordon students contributed to a successful running of green chemistry day at the museum,” said Dwight Tshudy, associate professor of chemistry. “The excitement our students display when telling others about green chemistry is contagious, and this was clearly evident by seeing how they engaged high school students and other visitors in hands-on activities demonstrating green chemistry principles. They truly were green chemistry ambassadors.”

The Museum of Science is one of the most famous museums in Boston and one of the oldest science museums in the United States. It is visited by more than 1.5 million people every year. Their mission is to play a leading role in transforming the nation’s relationship with science and technology. It is located 26 miles from campus and accessible by public transportation. Fortunately since we're one of the few Christian universities outside of Boston we can easily visit.

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