Summer Entrepreneurial Experiences

Author Archive

Week 1: Jumping Right Back Into It

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 2:50 am

When I was first approached by my advisor about joining and assisting a small group of professors developing a unique online interactive platform to teach college level chemistry, I was strangely confident. I thought at the time that because I had already taken the general chemistry course, I was equipped with all the knowledge I needed to jump right back into this curriculum’s required mindset and assist. However, as soon as I was given my first task of familiarizing with the topic the group is currently working on, I realized the full extent of how much information I actually forget after just a one semester break. Now before I go on further about my catching up and tasks for this first week, let me clarify on what this online interactive platform actually is.

The venture that I am working on is called the Adapa Project. This project is an educational software program aimed to assist college students enrolled in difficult prerequisite science classes with the focus of teaching and reinforcing various difficult concepts taught in lecture classes through interactive videos, figures and tables, and explanations. More specifically, I am working on a module called Chembook that is catered to the college level 1 general chemistry course. Because Chembook is still in early development, there are several topics, videos, explanations, and sample questions that have yet to be completed and implemented. This is where I come in. My overall responsibility is to be able to work and research independently on creating content that will fill in missing parts of Chembook.

I have spent the majority of this week familiarizing myself with the different topics that will be worked on by this group. I have also researched different ways to teach difficult concepts to increase the effectiveness of the explanations. My goal beyond improving my own skills as a writer and researcher is to reach out and help as many students as I can with learning chemistry. I know how hard understanding this course is; I’ve already been there and done that. Although the struggle is most definitely real, I believe that with the right educational tool and the right type of interactive learning, this daunting course can be made easier for students transitioning into college life.

 

Authors
Alexander Adcock (7)
Gracious Addai (3)
Susie Alexander (6)
Assel Aljaied (10)
Megan Archey (7)
Kenneth Bailey (6)
Marco Banfi (3)
Johanna Beach (8)
Jessica Blackburn (8)
Tiffany Blackburn (9)
Meredith Bragg (9)
Quentin Brillantes (8)
Samuel Buchanan (5)
Robbie Bynum (1)
Cailey Forstall (9)
Cameron Steitz (5)
Cecelia Carchedi (2)
Carl Turner (1)
Adelina Cato (5)
Kristi Chan (7)
Brittani Chavious (12)
Avinav Chopra (1)
Hannah Clark (8)
Kathryn Covino (8)
Sarah Crosier (8)
Keshav Daga (8)
Jennifer Daye (7)
Mike Dempsey (8)
Eva Dickinson (2)
Will Dietsche (8)
Catherine Douglas (8)
Zanny Dow (8)
Stephen Eason (8)
Elisa Burton (1)
Epiphany Espinosa (5)
Hannah Shows (8)
Nina Foster (5)
Hannah Gable (8)
Charlie Garner (8)
Kent Garrett (8)
Nicholas Gomez-Garcia (8)
Gracie Wiener (6)
Brooks Hall (7)
Meghan Hall (7)
Tim Han (1)
Adrienne Henderson (1)
Ryon Huddleston (7)
Adeolu Ilesanmi (8)
Nicole Irving (8)
Jessica (8)
Dalton Jones (8)
Kevin Wang (5)
Ty Kraniak (11)
Nick Ladd (15)
Elizabeth Lane (8)
Yuan-Chih Lee (8)
Kenneth Lowery (5)
Duncan MacDougall (6)
Lauren Martinez (7)
John McMurray (8)
Megan Miller (5)
Colt Mienke (1)
Brad Neal (9)
David O'Connor (9)
Olivia Wolff (3)
Kristen Plantz (8)
Lucy Rawson (7)
Cynthia Redwine (6)
Julia Reed (8)
Matt Roemer (8)
Melissa Ryon (3)
Eleanor Saffian (8)
Kayla Santos (8)
Maddie Saveliff (2)
Lisa Shaffer (8)
Ben Smith (10)
Christian Spake (8)
Ollie Spalding (8)
Alan Spencer (8)
Anna Tal (8)
Shelby Taylor (8)
Jake Teitelbaum (5)
Segen Tekle (1)
Katherine Thomas (8)
Tommy Lisiak (8)
Travis McCall (8)
Jawad Wahabzada (5)
Kurt Walker (4)
Kristen Watkins (2)
Jonathan Williams (8)
Sathya Williams (1)
Katie Winokur (8)
Elaheh Ziglari (8)
Jenna Zimmerman (8)
ZSR (1)
Categories
Uncategorized
Tags
Archives
May 2017
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
Subscribe
Entries
Comments
User Tools
Log in

Powered by WordPress.org, protected by Akismet. Blog with WordPress.com.

Serving Humanity Through the Pursuit of Knowledge

Copyright © 2010 Wake Forest University ~ 1834 Wake Forest Road, Winston-Salem, NC ~ 336.758.5000