Accession Number:

ADA390950

Title:

Enhancement of Laboratory and Field Instruction in Environmental Science, Biology, and Chemistry Degree Programs at University of the Incarnate Word

Descriptive Note:

Final progress rept. 15 Jul 1998-14 Jul 1999

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF THE INCARNATE WORD SAN ANTONIO TX

Report Date:

1999-10-12

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

The project provided state-of-the-art training to students on the use of modern field and laboratory equipment in Environmental Science, Chemistry and Biology enabling students to apply their new knowledge and skills on analyzing environmental problems, and educating students on the benefits of using an interdisciplinary approach to solve environmental problems. Investigators of this grant have successfully concluded courses involving field and laboratory instruction in Environmental Science, Chemistry, and Biology during the past 1998-99 academic year at the University of the Incarnate Word. Dr. Sam Kerr, Biology provided training on field use of the Global Positioning system GPS equipment and on the application of AROVIEW for development of maps at selected study sites. Dr. William F. Thomann, Environmental Science provided instruction on field and laboratory studies of water quality of the San Antonio River on the UIW campus, and chemical data assessment by computer analysis using standard software. Dr. S. Bin Kong, Chemistry has set up and used the Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer for water quality studies. The project resulted in the development of new research courses in Environmental Science, Chemistry, and Biology, and improved programmatic changes involving educational research in the Sciences. Science faculty will continue to develop an integrated approach in educational research by setting up field and laboratory projects that include research components in Environmental Science, Geology, Chemistry, and Biology.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE