Payette’s Robert Pasersky along with Bob Schaeffner and Kevin Sullivan contributed a chapter to the American Chemical Society Symposium Series, Volume 1146, Innovations and Renovations: Designing the Teaching Laboratory. The ACS Symposium Series, first published in 1974, issues books based on current scientific research.
Pasersky, Schaeffner and Sullivan authored Chapter 10, Taking Center Stage: Tomorrow’s Chemistry Teaching Laboratory. The chapter explores current trends in chemistry teaching laboratory design and examines, through case studies, the role the design process plays in setting the dial appropriately with respect to each of these trends in order to support the pedagogical needs of an institution while creating the highest quality laboratory environment. Among the trends explored are interdisciplinary collaboration, project-based learning, teaching laboratory as research laboratory, transparency, flexibility, energy and sustainability. Collectively, these trends are shaping the design of tomorrow’s teaching laboratory in diverse ways but with trajectories that are remarkably similar.
To access Innovations and Renovations: Designing the Teaching Laboratory, visit the ACS Symposium Series.
Renovated Chemistry Labs at Boston College
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Integrated Sciences Building
Bridgewater State University, Science and Mathematics Center
Georgetown University, Regents Hall Science Center