2006 Participant Information

Institute for Experienced AP Chemistry Teachers

Oklahoma State University

June 12 - 16, 2006



If coming from Oklahoma City: Take Hwy 51 to Monroe travel north through campus to the light at Hall of Fame and Monroe, continue north past Cowboy Mall. The Jones Hall Suites are the residence building south of the Kerr Drummond dorms (high rise dorms). Entrance to the parking area for the Jones Hall Suites is the second right, off Monroe street going south from Farm Road.

If coming from Tulsa on the Toll Road: Exit on Washington (177) from the Toll Road and drive south past Airport Rd (a light), and past Lakeview Rd (a light). Approximately 1 block south of Lakeview the road splits with the main road turning left and Washington turning right. Stay on Washington and continue south past McElroy (a light) to Hall of Fame (a light). At Hall of Fame turn right to Monroe (a light) and then turn left, go south one block (Farm Road). Continue south and take the 2nd right turn (just north of the HES building) and continue west to Jones Suites. The Jones Hall Suites are the residence buildings. There should be check-in at Jones Hall.

Parking (You'd better Read this!):

During the summer months no parking decals are required as long as visitors use student commuter parking lots. For example, the lot around Jones Hall Suites is a student commuter lot.

Housing and Meals:

Housing is in the Jones Hall Suites as described above. The housing we've had in the past has been suite type housing with two individuals per suite (separate bedrooms), and shared bath.

You may wish to bring an extra blanket as the dorms can be cool. Linens, pillows and towels will be provided. Phones are in the room but you will need a calling card to make long distance calls. There are also computer connections in these rooms that will allow online access to the Internet.

You will be able to check-in Sunday afternoon at Jones Hall Office. The Check-in desk is open noon to 9:00 pm on Sunday, June 11th, just indicate you are in the AP Chemistry Institute. If you are not going to need housing please let me know as-soon-as-possible. Those arriving on Sunday that would like to have dinner together (Dutch treat) should meet outside room 155 in the Physical Sciences building at 6:45 pm.

Meals will be served either in the Aggie Bread or the Market. Meal information will be given at check-in. Meals will be covered beginning Monday morning through Friday lunch. A plastic 'credit' card will be issued when you check-in for meals and building access.

There will probably be the standard disclaimer about loss of personal items due to theft...so be advised!

Institute Classes:

The morning classes are scheduled from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm in Physical Sciences (PS) room 453. This room has moveable tables so there should be space to 'spread' out a little. The afternoon session are scheduled from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm in PS256. Goggles will be provided for all laboratories. In laboratory you must wear proper attire, long pants and closed-toed shoes, for the laboratory period each afternoon. Friday is a morning session only.

For more details on the schedule go here.

Graduate Credit:

Arrangements are being made with the Graduate College to offer graduate credit for the Institute. I expect a maximum of 2-credit hours of CHEM 5220 will be possible. Information for enrollment as a Special Student in the Graduate College at OSU can be found here. To enroll you will need to complete an application for admission and return it to the Graduate College. There is a $25 application fee (nonrefundable). The college needs approximately 30 days to complete the application process. Tuition information can be found here. OSU is pretty 'tuned-in' so you may be able to complete all applications through the Internet. Check the link above.

What to Bring and what you will get:

I suggest you bring a calculator and a laboratory coat if you like. We will provide you with a three ring binder containing lecture materials and laboratory experiments. This year we plan to provide each participant with a CD containing LOTS of resources. We will have at least one book suitable for an AP course and more likely two or three for everyone. We will have several odds and ends which we will probably distribute via a drawing. If you want to bring any materials to share with the other teachers do it! We do not have time schedule for sharing but I'm sure we can work something out (probably in the evening.) If you plan to bring any materials for sharing please let us know ASAP so we can prepare copies for each partcipant.