Department Information

Dr. Grace Ann Neff

Associate Professor

Specialty

Materials Chemistry, Chemical Education

Education

B.S. Chemistry, minor in math -New Mexico State University - 1989
M.S. Chemisty - University of Oregon - 1995
Ph.D. Inorganic/Physical Chemistry - University of Oregon - 1998

Office: Baker Center - Bldg 180 - 304B

Phone: (805) 756-1687

E-Mail: gneff@calpoly.edu

Website: http://chemweb.calpoly.edu/gneff/

Research Interests

  • Chemical Education
    a)   Development of hands-on inquiry-based chemistry activities and lesson plans for K-12 classrooms using easily attainable materials
    b)   Outreach to area K-12 science teachers through the Central Coast Science Project
    c)   Outreach to the general public
  • Course Development
    a)   Development of new course materials (experiments, activities, worksheets, etc.) for General Chemistry courses
  • Assessment
    a)   Assessment of the Integrated General Chemistry course (with Dr. Tina Bailey)
    b)   Development of new assessment tools for General Chemistry courses