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Dr. Layne Morsch

Dr. Morsch from the Chemistry Department

B.S. Chemistry: Minnesota State University Mankato (1991)
Ph.D. Organic: The University of Illinois – Chicago (2001)


I teach the following courses:

CHE 267 Organic Chemistry I – Check out Organic Chem 1 on iTunes U
CHE 268 Organic Chemistry I lab
CHE 269 Organic Chemistry II – Check out Organic Chem 2 on iTunes U

CHE 271 Organic Chemistry II lab
CHE 363 ECCE: Energy & the Environment


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Research

Green Organic Chem

We are also exploring green reactions that can be used in teaching green organic chemistry laboratory principles. We are currently studying organic reactions in aqueous solutions in place of organic solvents and in particular green Wittig and Cope reactions.

Green Aqueous Wittig Reaction: Teaching Green Chemistry in Organic Teaching Laboratories

Layne A. Morsch, Leanne Deak, Dyllan Tiburzi, Harrison Schuster, and Brittney Meyer
J. Chem. Educ., Articles ASAP (As Soon As Publishable)
Publication Date (Web): February 18, 2014 (Communication)
DOI: 10.1021/ed400408k

Technology in Chemical Education

I am currently partnering with Perkin Elmer and McGraw-Hill publishers on implementation of the new ChemDraw for iPad app into the organic chemistry classroom.  We have also begun pilot testing Elements™ cloud-based collaboration platform.

My organic chemistry classes are the first at UIS to incorporate iPads for all students. They use them to draw structures, to interact with spectra in lab and to create their own instructional videos to share with the class. The students tested an iBook on proton NMR that I am writing with Dr. Brett McCollum from Mount Royal University.

Morsch ChemDraw

Story about the use of Elements from the UIS student newspaper The Journal

Recent presentations include:

Using Technology to Engage Online Students in the UIS Campus Student Arts & Research Symposium, Switzer, C.; Morsch, L.; Gribbins, M.; Reminger, S.; Cass. M. and Walsh, A. 20th Online Learning Consortium International Conference, Orlando, FL (Oct 2014) Online Learning Consortium 2014 – Final

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Workshop: Emerging Technologies for Online Learning, Cook, V.;  Levin, C.; Gribbins, M.; Schroeder, R.; Morsch, L. and Boles, E. 20th Online Learning Consortium International Conference, Orlando, FL (Oct 2014) visit the website for the talk

Using a scientific collaboration platform, Elements™, in teaching organic chemistry, Morsch, L. and Gilman, B. 248th American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA (August 2014)

Flipped Teaching in Organic Chemistry, Morsch, L. 2014 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Allendale, MI (August 2014)  Morsch Flipped 2014 BCCE

ChemDraw for iPad as a tool for classroom engagement, Morsch, L. and  Keil, H. 2014 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Allendale, MI (August 2014)

Elements of Science Education: Joint PerkinElmer and University of Illinois – Springfield pilot on collaborative chemistry science, Morsch, L and Gilman, B. 2014 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Allendale, MI (August 2014)

ChemDraw for iPad in organic chemistry courses, Morsch, L. and Lewis, M. 2014 American Chemical Society National Meeting, Dallas, TX (March 2014)  Morsch Lewis 2014 ACS Dallas

Elements™ of Science Education: Joint PerkinElmer and University of Illinois Springfield pilot on collaborative chemistry, Encina, N. and Morsch, L. 2014 American Chemical Society National Meeting, Dallas, TX (March 2014)

Encina Morsch ACS Dallas presentation

Using ChemDraw for iPad and Flick-to-Share to Increase Engagement in Organic Chemistry, Morsch, L. ACS DivChed Committee on Computers in Chemical Education Fall Newsletter (November 2013)

ChemDraw, iPads, and collaboration tools in the classroom: Results of a joint PerkinElmer and McGraw-Hill pilot at the organic chemistry undergraduate level.  Keil, H., Morsch, L., Diller, P. and Smith, R. 2013 American Chemical Society National Meeting, Indianapolis, IN (September 2013)

2013 ACS poster - UIS, Perkin-Elmer and McGraw-Hill Education collaborators on ChemDraw for iPad

2013 ACS poster – UIS, Perkin-Elmer and McGraw-Hill Education collaborators on ChemDraw for iPad

Greening the Wittig and other reactions for the undergraduate organic teaching laboratory, Morsch, L., Tiburzi, D. and Deak, L., 2013 American Chemical Society National Meeting, Indianapolis, IN (September 2013)

Morsch and TIburzi poster

Morsch and TIburzi poster

Using Aqueous Wittig Reactions to Teach Green Organic Chemistry, D. Tiburzi, L. Deak and L.A. Morsch, 2012 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, State College, Pennsylvania. (August 2012)

Synthesis of Inhibitors of Carboxypeptidase B, L.T. Huynh and L.A. Morsch, 2010 NSF URC Summer Research Symposium, Chicago, IL. (October 2010)

Comparison of scanning probe microscopy hands-on experiments throughout the undergraduate chemistry curriculum, 2010 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Detnton, TX. (August 2010)

LFM of Self-Assembled Monolayers Following Nanolithography by Selective Ozonolysis. B. J. McLeod and L.A. Morsch, 2010 UIS Science Research Symposium. (April 2010)


Service

2014-15 Center for Online Learning, Research and Service Faculty Fellow
Co-chair UIS StARS (Student Arts & Research Symposium)
Pre-Health Advising Committee
Intercollegiate Athletics Committee
Faculty Development Advisory Board
Faculty mentor for UIS Chemistry Club