Victor V. Ryzhov, recipient of the 2016 David Raymond Technology in Teaching award, will present “Incorporation of Virtual Labs into Analytical Chemistry Curriculum” from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, May 9, in Altgeld Hall 125.
Ryzhov, an associate professor in the NIU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, will explore a typical issue for large universities: Only one instrument representing a major technique is on hand for instructional purposes which limits the students’ time on the instrument.
However, Ryzhov says, a virtual laboratory experience augments students’ experimental experience. Virtual labs are digital modules that give students the control of the parameters and produce simulated outcomes. They are fast, interactive and user-friendly.
The talk is open to the public. For more information, call (815) 753-8381 or email [email protected].