Summer Enrichment Chemistry Workshop

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Summer Enrichment Chemistry Workshop (SECW) is a six-week intensive engagement focusing on foundational skills needed to succeed in General College Chemistry I (Chem 122). The workshop will emphasize understanding chemical vocabulary and concepts and then combining these concepts with basic math skills to solve a variety of problems. Topics such as metric units, proportional reasoning, the mole concept, chemical stoichiometry, solutions, and chemical reactions will be explored. Students who successfully complete this workshop will be eligible for a revised placement into General College Chemistry I (Chem 122). All workshop students will become familiar with online homework programs and electronic resources used in Chemistry at UIC.

PROGRAM DATES

June 21-July 30, 2021

PROGRAM DAYS AND TIMES

Monday and Wednesday
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Final Exam will be on Friday, July 30th

ONLINE COURSE PLATFORM

Blackboard and Zoom
Prior to the first day, it is highly recommended that students register for and complete the "Blackboard 101" guide provided by the CHANCE Program.

TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS

Required: Computer with camera, microphone, and reliable internet access. Note: tablets and smartphones can be used for joining and participating in online class sessions, but they may not be adequate for completing all workshop assignments.Recommended: Headphones with microphone

WHO SHOULD REGISTER?

Incoming freshmen who have taken the chemistry placement test and did not qualify for direct placement into General Chemistry I (Chem 122), but qualified to enroll in Preparatory Chemistry (Chem 101) are eligible to take the workshop.

REGISTRATION
To register: login to my.uic.edu, click on UIC Connect and scroll down to Summer College.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr. Rita Hatfield
UIC Department of Chemistry
Email: ritahat@uic.edu