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Dr. Adrian Villalta-Cerdas

Contact Details

Email: axv067@shsu.edu
Phone: (936) 294-2556
Office: CFS108

Department of Chemistry, Box 2117
Sam Houston State University 
Huntsville, Texas, 77340
United States

Chemistry in Pictures: Lab in a box

Received the 2018 grand prize for Chemistry in Pictures for creating this resin art to allow students to safely handle small amounts of chemicals during general chemistry lectures.

 Chemistry in Pictures exhibit - ShanghaiTech University - July 1, 2019- Sept 28, 2019

Here are other examples:

Copper (II) sulfate  

Liquid mercury        

Nickel(II) chloride  

FUNDED GRANTS

Principal Investigator: College of Science and Engineering Technology - Summer Research Award - Carbon nano-onions (CNOs): synthesis and surface modification for environmental remediation applications, Sam Houston State University, 2019. Funding: $2,500.

Principal Investigator: SHSU Individual Scholarship Internal Grant - Reformed chemistry laboratories: cooperative and project-based experimentation, Sam Houston State University, 2019 – 2020. Funding: $5,000.

Principal Investigator: Teaching Innovation Grants (TIGs) - Implementation of self-explaining-based learning in Chemical Quantitative Analysis: improving conceptual understanding and scientific skills via active learning and performance expectations, Sam Houston State University, 2018 – 2019. Funding: $5,400.

Principal Investigator: College of Science and Engineering Technology - Summer Research Award - Design of novel lab experiences for Organic Chemistry at SHSU, Sam Houston State University, 2018. Funding: $2,500.

Principal Investigator: Teaching Innovation Grants (TIGs) - Redesign of course, instruction and assessment of chemical kinetics in General Chemistry II: improving student learning via active, practice-oriented performance expectations, Sam Houston State University, 2017 – 2018. Funding: $6,000.

Educational Assessment Specialist – Senior Personnel: “A Comprehensive Model for Improving the Success of STEM Majors through the STEM Center.” DUE - IUSE-Developmen & Implem Institut & Comm Transform, 2017-2020. Funding: $2,028,798.