Dr. Laurie S. Starkey
| Professor, teaching Organic Chemistry
lecture and laboratory classes.
I have authored an introductory organic synthesis textbook, developed online laboratory tutorials, Blackboard online prelab quizzes, and created o-chem lessons for Educator.com. I am also Cal Poly Pomona's Calibrated Peer Review (CPR) administrator, I serve as a Peer Reviewer for MERLOT, and I enjoy giving chemistry career presentations. Visit my YouTube channel ChemistryConnected!
A set of online practice exercises focusing on alkene chemistry have been developed. A study on the effectiveness of these tutorials is currently underway and volunteers are needed. Volunteers will be asked to explore a tutorial and take a brief survey at the end. You can spend as much or as little time as you choose with the tutorial, and you can work at your own pace. It is expected that the problem set will take approximately 30 minutes to explore and the survey should only take 5-10 minutes. If you find that you are short on time, you may end the tutorial at any point and proceed directly to the survey (there is a link to the survey from the tutorial and another link is provided below). Because this material is relevant to your CHM 314 and CHM 315 course material, participating in this study and working with the tutorial is likely to be beneficial to you.
"Technology-Infused Teaching: Better, Stronger, Faster" Starkey, L. S. A talk presented at the Cal Poly Pomona Faculty Center for Professional Development, January 2014. (PowerPoint slides)
"Introduction to Strategies for Organic Synthesis" Starkey, L. S. An undergraduate or beginning-graduate level textbook published by Wiley (2012). Amazon.com
"Online Tutorials and Computer Animations for the Organic Chemistry laboratory ." Starkey, L. S. A talk presented at the 2YC3 syposium at Mt. SAC, California, March 2011 and at the 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, March 2010.
"Using an Online Writing Assignment to Teach About Resonance and Acid Strength." Starkey, L. S. A talk presented at the 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, March 2010.
"Online Laboratory Demonstrations: Design, Implementation & Impact." Starkey, L. S. A talk presented at the 235th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New Orleans, April 2008.
"Using Online Quizzes to Improve Student Learning." Starkey, L. S. A talk presented at the 235th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New Orleans, April 2008.
"Calibrated Peer Review (CPR): Getting the Most Out of a Writing Assignment." Presented seminars and workshops for faculty, 2002-2007.
"The Use of Stick Figures to Visualize Fischer Projections." Starkey, L. S. J. Chem. Ed.,78, 1486-1487 (2001).
"The Total Synthesis of (S,S)-Isodityrosine." Jung, M. E.; Starkey, L. S. Tetrahedron, 53, 8815–8824 (1997).
"New Preparation of o-Aryloxyphenols via Cyclohexenone Oxides." Jung, M. E.; Starkey, L. S. Tetrahedron Lett. 36, 7363–7366 (1995).
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