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General Chemistry I > Curricula Vitae

Instructors

  • Ms Florinda Rachel Sanchez McKinley

    Education

    • Lamar University                                      Master of Science in Chemistry                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Beaumont, TX                                          August 2008  GPA 3.89

       

      Lamar University                                      Bachelor of Science Chemistry                                                                                                                                           Beaumont, TX                                          August 2006       GPA 3.06

                                                                                                              

      Texas State Technical College                     Harlingen, TX                                                                                                   AA Chemical Technology                                                                                                                 May 1995

    Experience

    • Qualifications and Core Competencies

      • In-depth understanding of General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry
      • Theoretical classes in Physics, Modern Physics and Quantum Physics
      • Fundamental Classes in Algebra, Calculus I, II, III and Differential Equations
      • Core classes in Biology, Anatomy and Physiology and Biochemistry
      • Strong communication and teaching skills
      • Fluent in Spanish
      • Extensive industrial experience

       

      Relevant Experience:

       

      Lamar University                                                                                                                                               Beaumont, TX

      Instructor                                                                                                                                             Sept. 2009-Present

      • Developed and Enhanced online 1411 General Chemistry Curriculum
      • Developing a Dual Credit program for the secondary level
      • Established a Dual Credit program at West Brook High School, Beaumont, TX.
      • Developing a training program to certify instructors to facilitate 1411

      Dual Credit at the secondary level

      • Working on the development of 1412 General Chemistry Course

       

      Blinn College                                                                                                                                       Bryan, TX

      Instructor                                                                                                                                             Sept. 2011-Present

      • 1411 General Chemistry Instructor
      • Facilitate and prepare daily labs for students
      • Developing more interactive tools for students at the collegiate level

       

      Lamar University                                                                                                                                               Beaumont, TX

      Graduate Assistant                                                                                                                            Sept. 2006-Aug.2008

      • Lab assistant in Physical Chemistry
      • Maintain lab and prepare weekly assignments for students
      • Coordinate and help students through weekly projects
      • Train students on the various instruments needed to complete experiments

       

       

       

                       


       

       

      Lamar University                                                                                                                                Beaumont, TX

      Chemistry Teacher for the Texas Governor’s Program                                                         July 2008-July 2009

      • Summer high school program under Dr. Sisks for Gifted Children
      • Coordinate and prepare lecture and laboratory experiments
      • Present lecture and monitor student progress in the lab

       

      American Chemical Society of the Sabine-Neches Section                                                        Beaumont, TX

      Chair-Elect for 2009 and 2010                                                                                                       August 2006-2008

      • Collaborative effort to organize the testing of high school students for the

      National Chemistry Olympiad

       

      Junior League of Beaumont                                                                                                             Beaumont, TX

      Member                                                                                                                                                August 2002-2004

      • Committee member for Family Art’s Day at SETX Art’s Museum
      • Committee member for Reach the Children
      • Volunteer at various elementary schools for after school reading program
      • Volunteer for Spanish/English interpreter

                          

      Texas State Technical College                                                                                                          Harlingen, TX

      Tutor                                                                                                                                                     August 1992- May 1995

      • Tutor in Math and Chemistry
      • Mentor for High School Students at Harlingen South

    Publications

    • Publications and Awards:

      • Society of Plastics Engineers award for 2nd Place in Student Poster Session at the International Polyolefin’s Conference in Houston, TX, 2006
      • “Determination of the Glass Transition of Thin Polyolefin Films Using Interference Fringes” Thin Solid Films, In Press.
      • “Effect of Substrate Interactions on the Melting Behavior of Thin Polyethylene Films” European Journal of Polymers, In Press.
      • Society of Plastics Engineers award for 1st Place in Student Poster Session at the International Polyolefin’s Conference  in Houston, TX, 1995
      • Society of Plastics Engineers award for 2nd Place in Student Poster Session at Antec Convention in Boston, Mass. 1995

       

      Professional Memberships:

      • American Chemical Society Chair-Elect for 2008 and 2009
      • Society of Plastics Engineers Student President 2007 and 2006