“Creative Problem Solving in Chemical Research” A short presentation followed by Q&A with speaker Dr. William Mattson of Randolph College
Chemists are expected to be problem solvers! Such problems might involve obtaining new research ideas, improving processes and production in industry, or dealing with problems that arise during research. Too often, we apply a random process or follow the same way – and receive poor results. Great problem solving requires creativity. Join our speaker, Dr. Bill Mattson, who has successfully trained many chemists to be creative problem solvers, as he engages you in an interactive presentation focused on providing insights that will strengthen and improve your creative thinking abilities. Be the Creative Chemist you can be!
What You Will Learn
- Improve your ability to get research ideas and to improve your research.
- Gain insights into how to improve your creative problem solving abilities, including improving your ability to be flexible and fluent in your thinking.
- Be reminded of some steps to follow when solving problems creatively.
- And much more…
Date: Thursday, May 5, 2011
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET
Meet Your Expert
Dr. William Mattson is a Professor of Chemistry at Randolph College in Virginia. He has a passion for teaching and has said he is “one of the richest people on the planet in that I get paid for doing something I thoroughly enjoy.” Dr. Mattson teaches general, analytical, and instrumental chemistry and works both on and off campus with students on research projects. Some of his most valuable feedback from students comes from a course in creative problem solving. During the past fifteen summers, he has taught general chemistry at the University of Virginia. Dr. Mattson received his Ph.D. and B.S. from the University of Virginia and his M.S. from American University. He has given weeklong tours as a tour speaker for the American Chemical Society and is currently listed in the American Chemical Society Speaker’s Directory.
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