Enhancing the Understanding of Laboratory Safety in General Chemistry Labs at the University of Dayton

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Enhancing the Understanding of Laboratory Safety in General Chemistry Labs at the University of Dayton

Authors

Presenter(s)

Julia K. Baase

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This presentation was given live at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, April 22 via Zoom. A recording of the presentation is included below.

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A large percentage of students at the University of Dayton will complete a General Chemistry Laboratory at one point or another, but how does one ensure the safety of these students throughout the course of the lab experience? Safety is an important concern for science educators across the country, and it is a vital component of receiving a quality education. At the University of Dayton, the General Chemistry Lab curriculum currently includes two outdated, monotonous safety videos that students rarely watch. After reading through the list of Safety Procedures and watching the videos, students take a Safety Quiz that addresses the policies and procedures of the Chemistry Department. The goal of this research project is to create a more engaging and effective method to familiarize students with the Safety Procedures for the Chemistry Labs. A tentative solution was developed over the course of the Spring 2020 semester which is composed of two parts: an interactive video and an interactive hazard scene. The interactive video and hazard scene will potentially be integrated into the General Chemistry Lab curriculum in the near future to improve the education of students and ensure a safe lab experience.

Publication Date

4-22-2020

Project Designation

Capstone Project

Primary Advisor

Rochael J. Swavey

Primary Advisor's Department

Chemistry

Keywords

Stander Symposium Posters, College of Arts and Sciences

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education

Enhancing the Understanding of Laboratory Safety in General Chemistry Labs at the University of Dayton

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