Patrice Bell

Dr. Patrice Bell

Associate Professor of Chemistry

  • Office A-1073
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  • Cell Phone 678.478.9007
  • Email Address pbell@ggc.edu
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Biography

Dr. Patrice Bell currently conducts research in the field of chemical education with an emphasis on the analysis of undergraduate students' attitudes toward a science curriculum with an embedded research experience. In cooperation with fellow GGC chemists, she has presented a poster entitled “Analysis of Chemistry Attitudes and Experiences Questionnaire (CAEQ) and Research Experience Survey at a New Four Year Institution, Phase Two” at the SoTL Commons, a Conference for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, which was held in Statesboro, Ga. in March 2010. In addition to chemical education, she is interested in alternative fuels; her undergraduate research student developed a poster for the American Chemical Society Undergraduate poster exhibition (San Francisco) also in March 2010 entitled “Optimization of a Water Electrolysis Cell as an Alternative Fuel Source.”

Education

  • Doctorate – chemistry – Purdue University
  • Bachelor’s – chemistry, math minor – Agnes Scott College

Academic Interests

  • Chemical education
  • Undergraduate science course curriculum development and laboratory experiment preparation based on select themes (nanotechnology, food chemistry, environmental chemistry)
  • Alternative fuel sources
  • Atmospheric chemistry
  • Photochemistry
  • Experimental physical chemistry
  • Laser spectroscopy
  • Gas phase and condensed phase kinetics
  • Multiphoton absorption spectroscopy
  • Photoionization
  • Ultraviolet-visible absorption spectroscopy

Publications

  • Bell, P.; Sauder, D.; Paredes, J. Using Etching, Electroplating and Lithography as a Laboratory Sequence in Chemistry of Art and Nanotechnology Themed Physical Science Courses. Journal of Laboratory Chemical Education, 2013, 1, 3, 49-53.
  • Bell, P. “Design of a Food Chemistry Themed Course for Non-Science Majors” Journal of Chemical Education, 2013. (Under revisions as of July 15, 2013. Manuscript ID: ed-2013-003404)

Presentations

  • Bell, P. Food chemistry themed physical science course and laboratory experiments for non-science majors. Abstracts of Papers, 243rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Diego, CA, March 25-29, 2012; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2012; CHED 1642.
  • Bell, P.; Sauder, D. Analysis of Chemistry Attitudes and Experiences Questionnaire and Research Experience Surveys at a New Four-Year Institution. Abstracts, 60th Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Nashville, TN, November 12-15, 2008; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2008; SERM 446.
  • Bell, P.; Nicovich, J. Michael; Wine, Paul H. Acetylacetone photolysis at 248 nm: Hydroxyl radical yield and temperature-dependent rate coefficients for the OH + acetylacetone reaction. Abstracts of Papers, 231st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA, March 26-30, 2006; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2006; PHYS 300.

Student Research Presentations

  • Mazlout, T.; Bell, P. Ultraviolet radiation exposure study of a Select Polymeric Material using Commercial Sunscreens. Abstracts of Papers, 243rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Diego, CA, March 25-29, 2012; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2012; CHED 1387.
  • Napier, A. Ultraviolet-Visible Spectroscopic Study of Copper (II) Glutamate Complex, Gwinnett School of Math, Science & Technology High School Annual Science Fair, Lawrenceville, GA, December 2010.

Distinctions

  • Camille and Henry Dreyfus Postdoctoral Associate in Earth and Atmospheric Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology