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Dr. Laura Pence

Dr. Laura Pence
Department of Chemistry
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

BC 256D - (860)768-4356

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College of Arts and Sciences
 
 
 
Professor of Chemistry
 
NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT
Ph.D. Michigan State University
B.S. Lebanon Valley College
 
Inorganic Chemistry
 
Inorganic Chemistry: Synthesis of copper-phenanthroline complexes and tririuthenium complexes.
Science Policy: Water and natural resources, forestry, enery, and environment.
Chemical Education: Technology and information literacy in the classroom.
                                  Creation of effective learning communities.
Environmental Chemistry: Sustainability and green chemistry.


Laura Pence, Professor of chemistry, teaches courses in general chemistry, inorganic chemistry, environmental chemistry, and advanced synthesis as well as non-science majors chemistry and an honors course on natural resources and public policy. Among her many awards are the 2006 Roy E. Larsen Award for Excellence in Teaching at the University of Hartford, the 2006 Visiting Scientist award from the Western Connecticut Local Section of the American Chemical Society. In 2011, she was named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society, and Rate My Professor.com rated her in the top 25 professors in the country in 2014. Dr. Pence spent a year in Washington DC as a AAAS/American Chemical Society Congressional Science Policy Fellow from 2012-2013 in the office of Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado, which gave her hands on experience with the interaction between science and public policy. An extremely active member of the American Chemical Society, Dr. Pence chairs the Committee on Environmental Improvement, and she represents the Connecticut Valley Local Section on Council.

Dr. Pences blog can be found at DrPence.wordpress.com
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Department of Chemistry  University of Hartford  200 Bloomfield Avenue  West Hartford, CT 06117  (860) 768-4675