S.C.O.P.E. - SCIENTISTS CHANGING OUR PRE-COLLEGE EDUCATION
S.C.O.P.E. enables high school students to use state-of- the-art instruments directly from their classroom as any researcher on campus would, using the internet and free software.
High school teachers can enhance their existing curriculum and offer hands-on experience to their students without having to worry about the liability or cost of a field trip. T
Through a collaboration with the Instrumentation Center of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (IC-NSM), our group has developed the first CHEMISTRY session of S.C.O.P.E. by implementing real-time analysis of fragrances by Solid Phase Microextraction-Gas Chromatography-Mass spectrometry (SPME-GC-MS).
Graduate and undergraduate students are involved in this activity as a part of their professional development to nurture their scientific communication and mentoring skills when they explain the separation process to high school students.