Many concepts in organic chemistry relate to spatial reasoning and the ability to translate two-dimensional representations into a three-dimensional mental image. It is critical that students gain a thorough understanding of visualizing atoms, orbitals and their interactions in three dimensions. By developing an E-book with computer graphics, 3D animations, H5P films, and online apps, we hope to enhance Depauw students' learning experiences in the CHEM 120 course. In this project, we would like to demonstrate 3D representations of chemical concepts to help students form these 3D mental images from a 2D surface. The process includes concept developing, storyboarding, 2D and 3D modeling, texturing, animation, rendering, and editing.
Tran, Ngoc (Valerie) and Hansen, Jeff Ph.D, "Visualization for Better Learning in Chem 120" (2022). Annual Student Research Poster Session. 89, Scholarly and Creative Work from DePauw University.
I would like to thank Professor Hansen for his overview and guidance throughout the project. I would also like to thank the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at DePauw University for all the support provided, the Tenzer Technology Initiative and the J. William Asher and Dorothy A. Asher Endowed Fund in the Social Sciences for the generous funding and softwares installation.