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Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
PHONE 805.756.2693
FAX 805.756.5500

About Us

Dr. Grace Ann Neff

Associate Professor


Materials Chemistry, Chemical 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



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