May 17, 2013
Kevin Metz, assistant professor of chemistry, was featured in a recent article in Chemical & Engineering News, a magazine and website produced by the American Chemical Society.
The article, "Lab Lessons for Reluctant Chemists," highlighted three innovative examples of undergraduate chemistry classes geared toward students not interested in a career in chemistry. One of these was Metz's course, Great Issues in Science: Nanoscience, an offering through the Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program.
"I study nanoscience, and these were all students who want to go into policy and law," Metz said in the article. “I decided I would design a class where we talked not only about what nanoscience is from a physical science perspective but also about the challenges within nanoscience in terms of policy, as well as environmental and sustainability issues."
Read the complete article on the Chemical & Engineering News website.