David E Gardner

David E. Gardner

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., Purdue University (2002)
M.S., Purdue University (2000)
B.S., Carnegie Mellon University (1994)


OFFICE HOURS
MON: 08:00 AM-10:00 AM   TUE: 02:00 PM-03:00 PM   WED: 09:00 AM-10:00 AM   FRI: 08:00 AM-10:00 AM  


CLASSES TAUGHT
Course Num Course Title
CHEM-103 Consumer Chemistry
CHEM-105 Inorg, Org and Biochemistry
CHEM-106 Inorganic, Organic and Bioche
CHEM-111 General Chemistry
CHEM-112 General Chemistry
CHEM-351 Intro to Chemical Engineering
CHEM-381 Tech, the Environment and You
CHEM-401 Physical Chemistry
CHEM-402 Physical Chemistry
PSCI-499 Senior Seminar

CHAPTERS, CASES, READINGS, SUPPLEMENTS
  • Chapter 9: Existence of a Problem-Solving Mindset among Students Taking Quantum Mechanics and Its Implications. Advances in Teaching Physical Chemistry. Oxford University Press. (2007: 155-176)
  • Chapter 6: Models and Modeling. Chemists' Guide to Effective Teaching. Prentice Hall. (2005: 67-76)
ARTICLES - REFEREED
  • Combinatorial methods for the synthesis of aluminophosphate molecular sieves in Angewandte Chemie International Edition. (1999)

PROCEEDINGS - Refereed (Full Paper)
  • Investigation of the Origin of the Diet Coke and Mentos Reaction in Upstate Research Symposium. (2014)
  • Critical thinking in the chemistry curriculum in Biennial Conference on Chemical Education. (2012)
  • Hard Machinability of Gray Iron in Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society. (2007)

PRESENTATIONS
  • Task and design: Thinking about old labs in new ways. Biennial Conference on Chemical Education. Allendale, Michigan. (August, 2014)
  • Investigation of the Origin of the Diet Coke and Mentos Reaction. Biennial Conference on Chemical Education. Allendale, Michigan. (August, 2014)
  • An update on the problem-solving mindset: Thoughts and observations from the trenches. Biennial Conference on Chemical Education. Allendale, Michigan. (August, 2014)
  • Developing an undergraduate research project: Making a left turn at Caffeine. Biennial Conference on Chemical Education. Allendale, Michigan. (August, 2014)
  • Investigation of the Origin of the Diet Coke and Mentos Reaction. Western Carolinas Section of the American Chemical Society Meeting. Greenville, South Carolina. (April, 2014)
  • Problem Based Learning. Lander University Faculty Workshops. Greenwood, South Carolina. (2014)
  • Investigation of the Origin of the Diet Coke and Mentos Reaction. Lander University Faculty Workshops. Greenwood, South Carolina. (2014)
  • Spectroscopic investigation of caffeine solutions. Western Carolinas Section of the American Chemical Society Meeting. Greenville, South Carolina. (2014)
  • Investigation of the Origin of the Diet Coke and Mentos Reaction. Upstate Research Symposium. Spartanburg, South Carolina. (2014)
  • Investigation of the Origin of the Mentos and Diet Coke Reaction. Southern Atlantic Coast Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers. Greenville, South Carolina. (2013)
  • Critical thinking in the chemistry curriculum. Biennial Conference on Chemical Education. State College, Pennsylvania. (July, 2012)
  • Hard Machinability of Gray Iron. Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society. Greenville, South Carolina. (October, 2007)