Session S60b (Wednesday, 2pm, Thomas 102)

P794: America's Next Top Model: Chemistry Edition

Hima Joshi (Francis Parker School, USA)

Welcome to “America’s Next Top Model: Chemistry Edition,” a fabulous and “fierce” chemistry competition for high school and college students alike. Watch video clips of students strutting down the runway with molecular models of various drugs. Listen in on their discussions about the molecular shapes found in the structures of these drugs, as well as their benefits and side effects. Discover how this event provides the opportunity for students to build molecular models and hone their presentation skills. They also learn to sift through the wealth of information available on the Internet. Students provide constructive criticism for each other using a detailed rubric, while faculty judges give feedback and choose a winner. Join us for this fun blend of chemistry, biology, and pop culture.


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