Teaching Material Development in the Freshman Chemistry Core

The goal of this research project will be to propose and develop new teaching materials (e.g. laboratory experiment, in-class activity, etc.) for the freshman chemistry course at Harvey Mudd College. A literature search in the field of chemistry education at the undergraduate level will be completed to identify several candidate teaching materials that may be incorporated in the new core chemistry curriculum at HMC. Working with Prof. Nemr, learning objectives will be determined, which will help guide the adaptation and optimization of teaching materials that are suited for the freshman chemistry courses at HMC (i.e. Chem 23 and/or Chem 24). If working on developing a lab, the student will conduct experiments and propose modifications, as needed. In addition, the student will be involved in the development of discussion questions for the experiment writeup and the creation of a grade sheet for the experiment. If developing in-class activities, the student will create the associated teaching materials (e.g. slides, handouts, grade sheets, etc.) to match course content and learning objectives. 

To apply for this position, please meet with Prof. Nemr to talk about the project and your experiences. You can schedule a meeting by email: cnemr@g.hmc.edu.


Name of research group, project, or lab
Nemr Research Group
Logistics Information:
Project categories
Teaching & Learning
Student ranks applicable
Time commitment
Summer - Full Time
Summer - Part Time
Paid Research
Number of openings
Contact Information:
Mentor name
Carine Nemr
Mentor email
Mentor position
Principal Investigator
Name of project director or principal investigator
Carine Nemr
Email address of project director or principal investigator
2 sp. | 8 appl.
Hours per week
Summer - Full Time (+1)
Summer - Full TimeSummer - Part Time
Project categories
Chemistry (+1)
ChemistryTeaching & Learning