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Alchemist Workshops

Alchemist workshops

What are Alchemist Workshops?

  • Drop-in study sessions that are staffed by students with strong chemistry backgrounds who have received mentoring instruction through the Dean’s office.
  • Alchemists work with students individually as time allows and they facilitate group collaboration.
  • Working in groups is helpful -

    It helps students to see that there is often more than one way to approach a problem.

    It gives students a chance to verbalize their understanding of concepts to fellow students.

    Explaining material to others often helps to deepen one’s own understanding.
  • See the schedule below to determine when and where the workshops for your course meet.
FALL 2020 Workshops (subject to change)
Course               Room  Alchemists When (EDT)           
Chem 10 Zoom Cohort 1

Sunday 3-4pm

Tuesday 7- 8pm

Chem 10 Zoom Cohort 2

Sunday 3-4pm

Tuesday 8-9pm

Chem 10 Zoom Cohort 3

Sunday 7:30-8:30pm

Tuesday 7:30-8:30pm

Chem 10 Zoom Cohort 4

Monday 6:30-7:30pm

Tuesday 8:30-9:30pm

Chem 10 Zoom

Cohort 5

Sunday 11am-12pm

Tuesday 12-1pm

Chem 10 Zoom Cohort 6

Tuesday 7-8pm

Saturday 7-8pm

Chem 10 Zoom Cohort 7

Tuesday 6-7pm

Thursday 6-7pm

Chem 10 Zoom Cohort 8

Monday 6-7pm

Saturday 11am-12pm

Chem 10 Zoom Cohort 9

Sunday 4-5pm

Tuesday 8-9pm

Chem 10 Zoom Cohort 10

Sunday 4-5pm

Friday 2-3pm

Chem 10HN Zoom Rory Schmidt Monday 7-9pm
Chem 32 Zoom Andi Cheng, Ally Scheve Sunday 7-9pm
Chem 32 Zoom Maddie Farber, Max Finkelstein Monday 7-9pm
Chem 32 Zoom Eva Karolczak, Emma Parker Miller Tuesday 7-9pm
Chem 32 Zoom Noah Cheng, Joe Scott Wednesday 7-9pm
Chem 44 Zoom Ariana Yett

Wednesday 8-9pm

Thursday 9-10pm

Chem 48 Zoom Twan Sia Friday 7-8pm
Chem 56 Zoom Ariana Yett

Saturday 10-11am

Sunday 9-10pm

Chem 56 Zoom

Judah Raab

Saturday 3-4pm

Sunday 6-7pm


Who are workshops for?

  • Anyone currently taking a chemistry course listed in the schedule above.
  • Individuals and groups are welcome, so encourage your classmates to attend with you.

How do I effectively use workshops?

  • Drop in to a workshop any time while it is in session. When you enter the classroom, sign in, have a seat and an alchemist will assist you as soon as she or he is available.
  • To make the most of your time in workshop, first try problems on your own and bring your questions to ask the alchemist.
  • Bring your class notes and text book as these are helpful references for both you and the alchemist.
  • Reread your class notes. If there was something during lecture that you did not understand, ask about it.
  • Do not expect to be able to start and finish your homework assignments during a single workshop.
  • Do not expect to get individual attention the entire time you are in workshop, other students may also have questions for the alchemists.
  • Bring coursework or homework to work on while the alchemist is assisting other students.
  • The alchemists are here to help you succeed, not to do your coursework for you. They will not do problems for you or just give you answers.
  • Attend workshop with classmates so that you can share ideas and work together.