Famous Chemist Biographical Presentation Chemistry is full of famous but real people who, while maybe a little more intelligent than the rest of us, lead real lives. In order to acquaint you with the characters of chemistry, each pair of students will give a presentation on a chosen famous chemist (from the list below). The presentations are a chance to educate your fellow classmates and professor on the contributions of chemists but also and most importantly to give a glimpse of who the chemist really was as a person. Lastly, we hope that you learn to function well in a group and that you begin to meet more of the people with whom you will spend the next four years. Presentations may include the following information: 1. Biographical Trivia - birth, death, etc. 2. Educational Background 3. Contribution(s) to Chemistry/Science 4. Historical times in which the Scientist lived. Suggestion: Two or three historical facts or events during his or her life time. 5. Family life 6. Personality quirks/characteristics 7. Job history 8. Hobbies 9. Political views Other presentation guidelines: The presentation should be 8-10 minutes. You should also expect questions after your talk. Each presentation should be made with PowerPoint and should employ the use of a pointer. Evaluation: The project is worth 75 points. Five points are allotted for the submission of an acceptable idea by the due date; 10 points for the outline; and 20 points of the project from your peers. The last 40 points will be based upon the instructor’s evaluation of your project. The grading will be based on the information presented, attractiveness, and readability of the PowerPoint presentation. Suggested Sources for Names: You may find a list of Nobel Laureates in Chemistry at: http://www.nobel.se/chemistry/laureates/ http://almaz.com/nobel/chemistry/ A much larger list of famous chemists may be found at: http://www.liv.ac.uk/Chemistry/Links/refbiog.html You should strive to pick a person with an interesting biography, and someone devoted to more than just chemistry and science. Suggested Reference Materials: Once you have identified your famous chemist, you should rely on references such as encyclopedias, history of science textbooks and other similar sources. Do not use the world-wide web as your sole source of information! Be sure to properly reference any resources used. You should have at least 2 non-web-based references.
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