Stories about "active learning"
Jim Weissman '84, Chief Business Officer at Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is establishing a scholarship in honor of tCharles A. Dana Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Tom Wenzel, who is teaching for his last year in 2019-20. The scholarship fund will benefit summer research opportunities, an area that Tom, when asked, would like to see funded through philanthropy. Jim was one of Tom's thesis students whose work was subsequently published.Also in the photographs, posed in laboratories in Dana Chemistry, are Kyoko Weissman, Jim's wife and Associate Professor of Chemistry Matt Côté along with the following chemistry students:Jake O' Hara '21 in green, Shanzeh Rauf '21 in purple, Maddie Murphy '20 in stripes, Owen Bailey '22 in stripes, and Nick Jones /20 in red.
A national award and Bates tribute to legendary chemistry professor Thomas Wenzel

Thursday, November 14, 2019 8:30 am

A former student established — and named for Wenzel — a new endowed fund to support student summer research.

Campus Construction Update: Aug. 11, 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 10:42 am

At Bates College, two Carnegie Science Hall classrooms are being revamped as settings for the teaching approach called active learning.

Campus Construction Update: June 30, 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017 8:07 am

Classrooms in a Bates College science hall are being made over to advance the college's understanding of the pedagogical practice of active learning.

Chemist Tom Wenzel shares $900,000 grant for curriculum development

Thursday, September 22, 2016 3:51 pm

Bates College chemistry professor Tom Wenzel and a collaborator will share a $900,000 grant to advance a practice called "active learning."