Jackie Bortiatynski

Jackie Bortiatynski

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


  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


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.