Jackie Bortiatynski

Jackie Bortiatynski

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  • Associate Teaching Professor
  • Director of the Center for Excellence in Science Education
Office:
123 Ritenour
University Park, PA 16802
Email:
(814) 865-2772

Education:

  1. B.S., Utica College, 1984
  2. Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1990.
  3. Postdoctoral Position, The Pennsylvania State University Fuel Science 1990-1991

Honors and Awards:

  1. Dan Waugh Teaching Award - Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, 1986
  2. Outstanding Research Award - Energy Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, 1997

Information:

Development of Research Projects in Undergraduate Laboratory Courses

The introduction of research methodologies in the undergraduate laboratory provides students with an opportunity to experience independent problem based learning in a research setting. The projects are designed to expose the students to the following topics: searching and reading chemical literature, proposal writing, time management, team building, laboratory bench techniques, modern chemical analyses, formal report writing and poster presentations.

Chemical Education: The development of bioorganic laboratory curriculum, the integration of instrumentation in laboratory curriculum, and the development of interactive problem based science curriculum for K-12 students.