06/01/14 — Wayne Community College chem instructor speaks at conferences

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Wayne Community College chem instructor speaks at conferences

By From staff reports
Published in News on June 1, 2014 1:50 AM

Ashton T. Griffin, lead chemistry instructor at Wayne Community College, presented at two chemistry conferences recently.

He spoke on "What Is New in the Teaching of Chemistry with Social Media at Wayne Community College?" at the 204th Two-Year College Chemistry Consortium Conference held at Collin College in McKinney, Texas.

At the American Chemical Society's 247th National Meeting held in Dallas, Texas, he addressed two different topics. In a session on "Challenges Faced at Two-Year Colleges: Transitioning Students from Two-Year To Four-Year Institutions or Industry," his lecture was on "How 2 + 2 = 6: How Six New Performance Objectives and a New Chemistry Articulation Agreement Are Impacting the Success of Our students as They Transition from a Community College to a Four-Year Institution."

He also spoke on "Chemistry 151 and 152: Why Yes, There is a Wayne Community College General Chemistry App for That" in a session on "Mobile Devices, Augmented Reality, and The Mobile Chemistry Classroom."

Griffin was among more than 13,700 participants at the ACS national meeting. More than 10,000 scientific papers were presented at the event.

The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With more than 161,000 members, ACS is the world's largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences.

The 2YC3 is an affiliate group of the American Chemical Society that is dedicated to maintaining and improving the quality of chemistry offerings in two-year colleges. The consortium provides a forum for chemistry educators to enhance student learning through professional development conferences.