This is the first in a series of blog posts about the Student as Scholar initiative at UPEI.
It’s a new kind of class for UPEI. Chemistry 483 has no lecture. No classroom. Just a laboratory, a series of problems to solve, and an opportunity for students to put their skills to the test.
“When you work in a lab, things don’t always turn out the way you expect,” explains Dr. Nola Etkin, Chair and Associate Professor of Chemistry at UPEI. “But that has real learning value. I wanted to design a course where students were learning through their own research.”