Tracy Halmi

Tracy Halmi
Associate Teaching Professor, Chemistry
Office Phone
Office Location
36 Hammermill
PENN STATE BEHREND
1 PRISCHAK BUILDING
ERIE PA 16563
Biography

Teaching

Teaching Specialties

  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

Teaching Statement

Teaching chemistry can only really begin when a student understands that chemistry is EVERYWHERE. From the beginning, I try to help my students understand why it is important for them as a person to understand chemistry and why I am so enthusiastic about the topic. I try my best to remain energetic and optimistic throughout every lecture and every laboratory. All I ask of my students is to try their best. Students are sometimes challenged by the subject matter, but as a teacher, I am challenged by teaching.

Research Interests

informal chemical education

Publications

Celebrating Chemistry: Color our World, Celebrating Chemistry - October (4th Quarter/Autumn), 2015

Celebrating Chemistry: The Sweet Side of Chemistry - Candy!!, Celebrating Chemistry - October (4th Quarter/Autumn), 2014

Celebrating Chemistry: Energy - Now & Forever!, Celebrating Chemistry - July (3rd Quarter/Summer), 2013

Celebrating Chemistry: Nanoscale, Celebrating Chemistry - July (3rd Quarter/Summer), 2012

Celebrating Chemistry: Chemistry Our Health, Our Future! - August, 2011

Collaborating to Celebrate National Chemistry Week, Journal of Chemical Education - 2010

Did You Know? , Chemistry.org, the website of the American Chemical Society - July (3rd Quarter/Summer), 2006

Program Insights, Chemistry.org, the website of the American Chemistry Society

Revisiting the Electric Pickle Demonstration, Journal of Chemical Education - 2005

Outstanding Co-Coordinators! , Chemistry.org, the website of the American Chemical Society. . - October (4th Quarter/Autumn), 2005

Student Affiliates Work the Mall, in Chemistry, an undergraduate chemistry magazine - April (2nd Quarter/Spring), 2000

Chem 036/036B Laboratory Manual, Chem 036/036B Laboratory Manual - August, 1999

Solid-State 109Ag NMR: A Sensitive Environmental Probe for Silver Thiolates, Inorganic Chemistry - 1996

Characterization of Low-Valent Nickel Complexes Stablized by bis(diphenylphosphino)Methane Using Multinuclear NMR and IR Spectroscopy, Journal of Chemical Education - 1995

Luminescent Labels for Purine Nucleobases: Electronic Properties of Guanine Bound to Rhenium(1), Inorganic Chemistry - 1995

Synthesis and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Solution Studies of Zerovalent Nickel-carbonyl-dppm Complexes, Inorganica Chimica Acta - March, 1993

Education

MA, Inorganic Chemistry, University of North Carolina

BS, Chemistry, Penn State University