The Chemistry Hypermedia Project at Virginia Tech
The Chemistry Hypermedia Project is exploring new ways to apply computer and network technology to help students learn chemistry, and to help educators teach chemistry.
The specific goals of this project are:
- To use the internet to provide supplemental educational resources to chemistry students.
- To determine effective hypermedia designs for chemical education.
- To evaluate the distribution of multimedia educational material over the internet.
- To develop, evaluate, and dessiminate prototype programs for creating interactive exercises.
- Professor Brian Tissue
- Initiator of the Chemistry Hypermedia Project at Virginia Tech. An analytical chemist with expertise in spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, geochemistry, and materials. Tissue Home Page
- Professor Mark Anderson
- An analytical chemist with expertise in electrochemistry, infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, and chromatography. Anderson Home Page
Mark and Brian:
- M. Gwen Sibert
- Chemistry instructor at the Roanoke Valley Governor's School.
- Professor Thomas Chasteen
- Professor of Chemistry at Sam Houston State University. Thanks for the chemiluminescence Red Head!
- Ron Earp
- Former Virginia Tech graduate student working under the direction of Dr. Raymond Dessy in the areas of surface plasmon resonance and optical biosensors. Ron is now making big bucks in the biotech industry. :)
- Ching-Wan Yip
- Former Virginia Tech graduate student, now a computer specialist at Wake Forest University.
History of the Chemistry Hypermedia Project
Professor Brian Tissue began the Chemistry Hypermedia Project at Virginia Tech in October 1993. The Chemistry Department HTTP server went online in March 1994 with a Mac IIcx convertible. (Who says Macs aren't expandable?)
This project has been supported by:
- Department of Chemistry - Spring/Summer 1994: released time.
- Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching at Virginia Tech - Summer 1994: $2,000.
- Virginia Tech - Fall 1994: PowerMac 6100AV.
- State Council on Higher Education in Virginia - Equipment Trust Funds (SCHEV-ETF) - Spring 1995: SGI WebFORCE Indy.
- SCHEV-ETF - Spring 1996: Hard Disk, CD-ROM, and tape backup server upgrades.
- NSF, Division of Undergraduate Education, DUE-9455382, 2/15/95-1/31/97: $80,000.
- NSF, Division of Chemistry CAREER award, CHE-9502460, 4/1/95-3/31/98: $219,000.
- Research Corporation, Cottrell Scholar's Award, May 1996: $50,000.
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