Hill presents at Pittcon 2012

Patricia Hill of Millersville University presents "cCWCS Fostering Chemistry in Art Community (CiA) of Scholars" in the Chemistry and Art for Teaching and Research at Pittcon: 02:05 PM Monday, March 12th, 2012

Since the mid-1990s, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has funded faculty development workshops that help college and university faculty develop curricular materials linking chemistry and art. The most recent project, cCWCS (Chemistry Collaborations, Workshops and Communities of Scholars) administered by Georgia State University, has funding from NSF-TUES for the next 5 years to offer introductory and advanced Chemistry and Art workshops each summer at various locations around the United States. Tuition, housing, and meals are provided at no cost to participants. A major goal of cCWCS is fostering communities of scholars around workshop themes. Close to 300 faculty have participated in Chemistry and Art workshops. The workshops provide fertile ground to enhance knowledge, share expertise, and develop research collaborations to influence the next generation of scientists, conservators, and conservation scientists. Many workshop participants have returned to their home institutions to initiate courses that link chemistry and art and to develop collaborative research projects involving students and faculty in science with local museums and historical societies. This presentation will provide an overview of the introductory and advanced cCWCS Chemistry and Art workshops, and will provide the context for the symposium’s following presentations.