Chemistry professor to talk May 9 on virtual labs

Victor V. Ryzhov
Victor V. Ryzhov

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 jrat@niu.edu.

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