Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Fostering Synergy between Neuroscience Programs and Chemistry Departments Darin J. Ulness Department of Chemistry, Neuroscience Program Concordia College,

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Fostering Synergy between Neuroscience Programs and Chemistry Departments Darin J. Ulness Department of Chemistry, Neuroscience Program Concordia College,"— Presentation transcript:

1 Fostering Synergy between Neuroscience Programs and Chemistry Departments Darin J. Ulness Department of Chemistry, Neuroscience Program Concordia College, Moorhead, MN D.J. Ulness and J.R. Mach, JUNE, Fall 2011, 10(1):A1-A8 D.J. Ulness and J.R. Mach, ASC Chem. Neurosci., :259

2 Points of view My path First time at FUN On the other side

3 Chemistry and Neuroscience 1.4% of FUN members list chemistry as home department 2008 FUN workshop, 3 of 89 were chemists

4 Chemistry and Neuroscience 1.4% of FUN members list chemistry as home department 2008 FUN workshop, 3 of 89 were chemists American Chemical Society ACS Chemical Neuroscience Chemistry brought to bear on many problems in neuroscience pubs.acs.org/toc/acncdm/current

5 Neuroscience at Concordia Private liberal arts school in northwest Minnesota 2700 students, strong science program, pre-med Neuroscience minor approved in 2007 Two chemistry, two psychology, one biology Faculty spotlight/ Neuroscience-Research.cfm

6 Chemistry at Concordia Seven FTE ACS approved degree Approximately 20 graduates per year, 2 ACS

7 Synergy at Concordia Julie Mach Chair of Neuroscience Darin Ulness Chair of Chemistry

8 Avenues for Synergy Communication! Be intentional about conversation Understand history and constraints Look for allies in all subfields Have specific “products” e.g., problem set, guest lecture The power of chemistry! Neurochemistry track: use ACS infrastructure Institutional mission Can you contribute to the core curriculum Atmosphere and student cohorts Find ways to overlap chemistry and neuroscience cohorts: e.g., lecture series, journal group. Advising Concrete steps: e.g., freshman orientation, advisor guide

9 Avenues for Synergy Communication! Be intentional about conversation Understand history and constraints Look for allies in all subfields Have specific “products” e.g., problem set, guest lecture The power of chemistry! Neurochemistry track: use ACS infrastructure Institutional mission Can you contribute to the core curriculum Atmosphere and student cohorts Find ways to overlap chemistry and neuroscience cohorts: e.g., lecture series, journal group. Advising Concrete steps: e.g., freshman orientation, advisor guide

10 Avenues for Synergy Communication! Be intentional about conversation Understand history and constraints Look for allies in all subfields Have specific “products” e.g., problem set, guest lecture The power of chemistry! Neurochemistry track: use ACS infrastructure Institutional mission Can you contribute to the core curriculum Atmosphere and student cohorts Find ways to overlap chemistry and neuroscience cohorts: e.g., lecture series, journal group. Advising Concrete steps: e.g., freshman orientation, advisor guide

11 Avenues for Synergy Communication! Be intentional about conversation Understand history and constraints Look for allies in all subfields Have specific “products” e.g., problem set, guest lecture The power of chemistry! Neurochemistry track: use ACS infrastructure Institutional mission Can you contribute to the core curriculum Atmosphere and student cohorts Find ways to overlap chemistry and neuroscience cohorts: e.g., lecture series, journal group. Advising Concrete steps: e.g., freshman orientation, advisor guide

12 Avenues for Synergy Communication! Be intentional about conversation Understand history and constraints Look for allies in all subfields Have specific “products” e.g., problem set, guest lecture The power of chemistry! Neurochemistry track: use ACS infrastructure Institutional mission Can you contribute to the core curriculum Atmosphere and student cohorts Find ways to overlap chemistry and neuroscience cohorts: e.g., lecture series, journal group. Advising Concrete steps: e.g., freshman orientation, advisor guide

13 Untapped Potential

14 D.J. Ulness and J.R. Mach, JUNE, Fall 2011, 10(1):A1-A8 D.J. Ulness and J.R. Mach, ASC Chem. Neurosci., :259

15

16 ACS-TraditionalACS-Neurochemistry Intro Chemistry (8 credits) o CHEM – General Chemistry I and II, 4 credits each OR CHEM – Honors General Chemistry I and II, 4 credits each Foundation Courses (20 credits) o CHEM 330 – Analytical Chemistry I, 4 credits o CHEM 341 – Organic Chemistry I, 4 credits o CHEM 351 – Physical Chemistry I, 4 credits o CHEM 373 – Biochemistry I, 4 credits o CHEM 462 – Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, 4 credits o CHEM 330 – Analytical Chemistry I, 4 credits o CHEM 341 – Organic Chemistry I, 4 credits o CHEM 351 – Physical Chemistry I, 4 credits o CHEM 373 – Biochemistry I, 4 credits o CHEM 462 – Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, 4 credits In-depth courses - required o CHEM 342 – Organic Chemistry II, 4 credits o CHEM 352 – Physical Chemistry II, 4 credits o CHEM 431 – Analytical Chemistry II, 4 credits o CHEM 342 – Organic Chemistry II, 4 credits o CHEM 374 – Biochemistry II, 4 credits o CHEM 475 – Neurochemistry, 4 credits o CHEM 490 – Introduction to Research, 4 credits In-depth courses – elective (4 credits) o CHEM 344 – Spectroscopy, 4 credits o CHEM 374 – Biochemistry II, 4 credits o CHEM 445 – Organic Chemistry III, 4 credits o CHEM 475 – Neurochemistry, 4 credits o CHEM 490 – Introduction to Research, 4 credits o CHEM 344 – Spectroscopy, 4 credits o CHEM 352 – Physical Chemistry II, 4 credits o CHEM 431 – Analytical Chemistry II, 4 credits o CHEM 445 – Organic Chemistry III, 4 credits Supporting courses o MATH – Calculus I and II, 4 credits each o PHYSICS – General College Physics I and II, 4 credits each OR PHYSICS – Physics for Scientists and Engineers I and II, 4 credits each o MATH – Calculus I and II, 4 credits each o PHYSICS – General College Physics I and II, 4 credits each OR PHYSICS – Physics for Scientists and Engineers I and II, 4 credits each Additional required courses o CHEM 403, 404 – Senior Seminar I and II, 1 credit each o NEUR 109 – Introduction to Neuroscience, 4 credits o NEUR 252 – Physical Neuroscience, 4 credits o CHEM 403, 404 – Senior Seminar I and II, 1 credit each Total Credits62 credits74 credits

17 Road blocks Expertise -- faculty development Motivation: Connect with course and/or students Time and money apple-puts-yet-another-roadblock-to-jailbreaks-and-unlocks/


Download ppt "Fostering Synergy between Neuroscience Programs and Chemistry Departments Darin J. Ulness Department of Chemistry, Neuroscience Program Concordia College,"

Similar presentations


Ads by Google