Anna from Turku Vocational Institute

In addition to the motivated BSc students introduced in the last post, we have had the honour to have student Anna Koleshnikova, supervised by Mika, Isabella and Emilia, from Turku Vocational Institute (Turun ammatti-instituutti) conducting her on-the-job learning period with us since the beginning of August. She has used and learned a plethora of instruments and analysis techniques, including measuring hackmanites with a luminance meter, a thermoluminescence reader, XRF, XRD, a thermogravimeter and a portable spectrometer. She has also learned to synthesize NaYF₄ via a solid-state reaction route.

Anna Koleshnikova.

Anna will be working in our team until October 7, after which she will continue her studies at the vocational institute. We want to thank Anna already at this point for helping us in conducting measurements both effectively and untiringly!

Bachelor of Science students 2019

A fresh new academic year has started with some fresh new people: the motivated BSc students had a flying start, rolling their lab coat sleeves already at the beginning of September and having their work done quickly and effectively. Me, Isabella and Ari are supervising their work, which luckily doesn’t require much overseeing since the students are smart and super self-directing. We warmly welcome Nina, Samu and Saara to carry out their BSc labs here at IMC.

From left to right: BSc students Nina Rehnberg, Samu Raunio and Saara Pellinen.

Bachelor of Science students 2018

During the months of November and December we have had the privilege to host students for their Bachelor of Science laboratory work. We hope you have enjoyed the laboratory work and its ups and downs and continue with us further in your studies. There is lots of interesting research ahead!

From left to right: Matti, Teppo, Roosa, Otto and Herkko. Veera is unfortunately missing from the picture.

New publication about learning approaches

If you’re interested in teaching and learning you can check out this new publication about students learning approaches by Mika and his collaborators.

Lastusaari, M., Laakkonen, E., and Murtonen, M., ChemApproach: validation of a questionnaire to assess the learning approaches of chemistry students, Chem. Educ. Res. Pract. 17 (2016) 723-730.
Read online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C5RP00216H

UTUPS helps with pedagogical support

A new teaching enviroment has been launched to help with university pedagogical studies for university teachers and doctoral students at the University of Turku. If you’re clever enough you can spot familiar faces when browsing at the pages or looking the videos. :)

UTUPS news in intranet (in Finnish, only UTU accounts)
http://utupedasupport.utu.fi/ is the link to the teaching enviroment for those in need. Password can be found from the news page above (only UTU accounts).