CHEMICAL DEMONSTRATIONS SHAKHASHIRI PDF

He is probably best known for his leadership in national science policy, promoting excellence in science education at all levels, and for his development and use of demonstrations in the teaching of chemistry. His scholarly publications, including the multi-volume series, Chemical Demonstrations: A Handbook for Teachers of Chemistr y , are models of learning and instruction. He is an advocate for policies to advance knowledge and to use science and technology to serve society. He promotes the exploration and establishment of links between science, the arts and the humanities, and the elevation of discourse on significant societal issues related to science, religion, politics, the economy, and ethics. After a year of postdoctoral research and two years as a junior member of the chemistry faculty at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Professor Shakhashiri joined the faculty of the UW-Madison in

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Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. Shakhashiri describes himself. Shakhashiri finds outlets for all four attributes, to which he might add a fifth: entertainer by avocation. Shakhashiri, as a matter of fact, is probably best known to the public at large for his annual program, "Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri," seen on television throughout the country.

A one-hour show as well as two half-hour shows are featured year-round on PBS and on other cable stations. The Christmas Lecture, which is in the tradition of the great British scientist Michael Faraday who presented a total of 19 series, is only one example of Dr.

In November of , he presented his 49th Christmas Lecture. The shows are Dr. By demonstrating how much fun it can be, Dr. Shakhashiri, in his role as advocate for science, seeks to impart the joy of discovery that has engaged young minds throughout history. Just as importantly, he advocates the achievement of literacy in science, mathematics and technology among those who choose other pursuits.

He believes it is essential for the well-being of our society that all citizens develop an understanding and an appreciation of science, the benefits of technology, and the potential risks associated with advances in both. Bassam Z. Shakhashiri is the first holder of the William T.

He is well known internationally for his effective leadership in promoting excellence in science education at all levels, and for his development and use of demonstrations in the teaching of chemistry in classrooms as well as in less formal settings, such as museums, convention centers, shopping malls and retirement homes.

The Encyclopedia Britannica sites him as the "dean of lecture demonstrators in America. He is an advocate for policies to advance knowledge and to use science and technology to serve society. He promotes the exploration and establishment of links between science, the arts and the humanities, and the elevation of discourse on significant societal issues related to science, religion, politics, the economy, and ethics.

Zekin A. Shakhashiri, an alumna of what is now Lebanese American University. The Shakhashiris—father, mother, son and two daughters, Amal and Maha —came to the United States in when Bassam was 17 years old, with one year of college at the American University of Beirut behind him. After a year of post-doctoral research and two years as a junior member of the chemistry faculty at the University of Illinois-Urbana, Professor Shakhashiri joined the faculty of the UW-Madison in , a position he still holds.

His NSF strategic plan launched the systemic initiatives and most of the other NSF education programs of the last two decades. In he was given the Ron Gibbs Award of the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers for "outstanding contributions to science education at the local, regional, national, and international levels. Free Award for Public Outreach for "lifelong accomplishments and for explaining and demonstrating science with charisma and passion," and was cited in the Answer Book of Capital Newspapers as the "coolest UW professor.

In he received the National Science Board Public Service Award and was cited for "extraordinary contributions to promote science literacy and cultivate the intellectual and emotional links between science and the arts for the public. Grady-James H. Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry for the Public in , with the citation: "For celebrating the joy of chemistry with kids of all ages and sparking appreciation of science in an extraordinary number of public engagements and media.

He is a national and international consultant to government agencies, academic institutions, industry, and private foundations on policy and practice matters related to science and to education at all levels.

Professor Shakhashiri and his wife June live in Madison.

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Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. Shakhashiri describes himself. Shakhashiri finds outlets for all four attributes, to which he might add a fifth: entertainer by avocation. Shakhashiri, as a matter of fact, is probably best known to the public at large for his annual program, "Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri," seen on television throughout the country. A one-hour show as well as two half-hour shows are featured year-round on PBS and on other cable stations.

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