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Christina Goudreau-Collison

Professor
School of Chemistry and Materials Science
College of Science

585-475-2634
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Christina Goudreau-Collison

Professor
School of Chemistry and Materials Science
College of Science

Education

BA, Colby College; Ph.D., University of Rochester

Bio

My research group comprises a robust and diverse group of students from various majors both within and outside the college of science at RIT. My group is largely populated by undergraduate students with only one MS student at any given time. My research projects either focus on the construction of novel organic compounds (wet chemistry) or the field of chemical education around the teaching of organic chemistry in a lab setting.

For more information please visit the Goudreau-Collison Research Group website.

585-475-2634

Currently Teaching

CHEM-495
1 - 3 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed student project or research involving laboratory work, computer modeling, or theoretical calculations that could be considered of an original nature. The level of study is appropriate for students in their final two years of study.
CHEM-493
1 - 3 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed student project or research in chemistry that could be considered of an original nature.
CHMO-232
3 Credits
This course is a continuation of the study of the structure, nomenclature, reactions and synthesis of the following functional groups: aromatic systems, alcohols, ethers, epoxides, and carbonyls. This course will introduce the use of mechanisms in describing and predicting organic reactions.
CHMB-493
1 - 3 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed student project or research in biochemistry that could be considered of an original nature.
CHMO-710
1 Credits
This course will be a survey of the recent literature in organic chemistry with a focus on the chemistry concerning the synthesis of natural products and/or methodology towards synthesizing natural products. During each week of the course a student is selected to lead a discussion based on an article from a premier journal. This course may be repeated for credit.
CHMO-231
3 Credits
This course is a study of the structure, nomenclature, reactions and synthesis of the following functional groups: alkanes, alkenes, alkynes. This course also introduces chemical bonding, IR and NMR spectroscopy, acid and base reactions, stereochemistry, nucleophilic substitution reactions, and alkene and alkyne reactions. In addition, the course provides an introduction to the use of mechanisms in describing and predicting organic reactions.
CHEM-301
1 - 3 Credits
This course allows students to assist in a class or laboratory for which they have previously earned credit. The student will assist the instructor in the operation of the course. Assistance by the student may include fielding questions, helping in workshops, and assisting in review sessions. In the case of labs, students may also be asked to help with supervising safety practices, waste manifestation, and instrumentation.
CHEM-780
1 - 4 Credits
Chemistry project accomplished by the MS student for an appropriate topic as arranged between the candidate and the project advisor.
CHEM-498
1 - 3 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed tutorial of appropriate topics that are not part of the formal curriculum. The level of study is appropriate for student in their final two years of study.

Select Scholarship

Full Length Book
Collison, Christina Goudreau, et al. REActivities Organic Chemistry. 1st ed. AnnArbor, MI: XanEdu, 2018. Print.
Journal Paper
Collison, Christina Goudreau, et al. "Transforming the Organic Lab Experience: Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Reformed Experimental Activities (REActivities)." Journal of Chemical Education. 95 (2018): 55-61. Print.