This semester marks the beginning of a unique partnership between Hampden-Sydney College and Prince Edward County High School. A Prince Edward AP Chemistry class is coming to Hampden-Sydney for a six-week program of one-on-one learning in a lab setting. Dr. Gary Lutz,
At this point, Dr. Nicholas Deifel, assistant professor of chemistry with a background in Teach for America, got involved. He figured out a way to turn the freshman sequence that covers synthesis and characterization of
The benefits for both Hampden-Sydney and Prince Edward are enormous. According to Dr. Lutz, the high school's scheduling doesn't allow for the kind of
The one on one mentoring is the most unique part of this experience. This opportunity provides the TAs with a chance to hone their leadership and interpersonal skills according to Jason Halmo '17, one of the Hampden-Sydney students involved. Plus, the Hampden-Sydney students have a unique perspective as they experience all over again the labs they recently did.
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