General Chemistry Lab Coordinator

Degrees: B.S. Youngstown State University; M.S. Kent State University

Mrs. Whitworth joined the department in June 1992. She began her career as an industrial chemist during the start up of North Star Steel in Youngstown. After transferring to Cleveland, she entered into the field of water analyses and treatment with the Dexter Mogul Corporation. In 1989, Mrs. Whitworth took a year to pursue her M.A. in Education, after which she taught high school chemistry and math. Once again, returning to industry, she performed research in the degradation of bleach by-products for Quantum Technologies. Using her extensive experience in industry and education, Mrs. Whitworth teaches all sections of the General Chemistry Laboratory sequence. She has improved the quality of the General Lab courses by writing and compiling a manual that is used in the course as well as incorporating the use of calculator-based lab probes (CBL) to collect and analyze data during the laboratory period. In the summer, Mrs. Whitworth organizes and directs Chemistry Camp for Kids, a summer chemistry camp where area middle school students perform experiments and learn about the excitement of chemistry.