Deberah Simon (Whitman College, USA)
Extending the idea of interdepartmental collaborations within an institution, we have extended our collaborations to include connections with the surrounding town. We are situated in a small town in Washington’s wine country that also has a thriving artist’s community, and we have begun several collaborations through the “Chemistry in Art” class with these artists. In addition, we are part of a collaboration with the city and county governments and several artists to develop a glass recycling program that incorporates producing art with the glass, especially with discarded wine bottles. This presentation will focus on how this outside connection has presented a unique opportunity to enrich the class and engage the students in authentic learning.