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Steve Bachofer  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  |  Service  

Education:

  • Ph. D. Chemistry, Brown University, 1983
  • B.S. Chemistry, University of the Pacific, 1979

Teaching Experience:

  • Professor, Department of Chemistry - Saint Mary's College of California (1988 - Present)
  • Department of Physical Sciences - Rhode Island College (1987 - 1988)

Professional Experience:

Research Experience:

  • Visiting Researcher - Rutgers University (May 2010 - July 2010)

Grants:

  • SENCER Summer Institute 2013 Implementation Grant - SENCER (January 01, 2014)
    Award ($ 3,000) supports dissemination of SENCER-ISE Collaboration with Lindsay Wildlife Museum
  • Sharing our Futures - SENCER-ISE (June 2013)
    co-PI with Michele Setter (Lindsay Wildlife Museum) $ 50,000 supports three year effort to collaborate.
  • SENCER Summer Institute 2012 Implementation Grant - SENCER (January 2013)
    co-PI with Vidya Chandrasekaran; Award ($3,000) supports incorporation of civic engagement in STEM curriculum
  • Screening Technologies - Thomas J. Long Foundation (June 2006)
    co-PI with Michelle Shulman $15,000 Grant supports the incorporation of two screening technologies to improve the laboratory curriculum.
  • Special Grant Program - Dreyfus Foundation (January 2004)
    Grant # SG-04-083; $ 17, 000; Project Director, Grant supports the extension of the Quantum Theory and electronic transitions curricular thread (the field portable XRF initiative).
  • SENCER grant - AAC&U (2003)
    Project team leader; $ 3,500, Project involves development of new science education curriculum with explicit civic engagement aspects.
  • Agilent Technologies University Grant - Agilent Technologies (2000)
    Steve Bachofer, PI; Ken Brown, Judd Case, Fawzia Saeed, and Jodi Wesemann, co-PIs; $ 135,801, Interdisciplinary grant supports the intermolecular force curricular initiative
  • Course Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement (DUE-CCLI 9951392) - National Science Foundation (1999)
    National Science Foundation Grant (DUE-CCLI 9951392), Jodi Wesemann, PI; Steve Bachofer and Ken Brown co-PI's; Grant supports the Quantum Theory and Electronic transitions curricular thread initiative
  • Educational Research Grant - Azur Environmental (1998)
    Co-investigator with Fawzia Saeed; $10,000, Grant supports the purchase of the Microtox 500 instrument. The bioluminescence measurements of microbes in the presence of potential toxins.
  • Research Grant - Research Corporation (1990)
    $17,900 (two-year grant) Cationic Micellar Catalyzed Peroxide Oxidations
  • Research Grant - Research Corporation (1989)
    $7,900 (one-year grant) Viscoelastic Cationic Micellar Surfactant studies.

Presentations:

Presentations

  • XRF Soil Screening Experiment to benefit the community. Bachofer, Steve (talk, speech or lecture)
    American Chemical Society National Meeting
    Dallas, Texas
    (March 2014)
  • Success Incorporating Civic Engagement in STEM. Bachofer, Steve (talk, speech or lecture)
    SCI-West Regional Meeting
    (November 16, 2013)
  • Giving Meaning to Dissolved Oxygen Measurements. Bachofer, Steve (poster)
    SCI-West Regional Meeting
    (November 16, 2013)
  • Taking the Lab Outside. Bachofer, Steve (talk, speech or lecture, primary presenter)
    92nd AAAS Pacific Division Annual Meeting
    (June 12, 2011)
  • Wetland Restoration as a Critical Civic Engagement Issue. Bachofer, Steve (talk, speech or lecture)
    SCI-West Regional Meeting
    (October 08, 2010)
  • Exploring three civic engagement issues through XRF spectroscopy. Bachofer, Steve (talk, speech or lecture)
    Biennial Conference on Chemical Education
    (August 04, 2010)
  • SuperFund Sites can be Super Fun?. Bachofer, Steve (talk, speech or lecture)
    Biennial Conference on Chemical Education
    (August 04, 2010)
  • Sources of Lead Exposure and Our Attempts to Minimize It. Bachofer, Steve (talk, speech or lecture)
    SENCER Summer Institute
    (August 02, 2010)
  • SCI-West Research Work: Watershed Projects. Bachofer, Steve (talk, speech or lecture)
    SCI-West Regional Meeting
    (February 2010)
  • Field Sampling as Civic Engagement. Bachofer, Steve and Leckrone, Kristen (talk, speech or lecture)
    SENCER Summer Institute

    Presentation will be available soon on the SENCER website
    (August 07, 2009)
  • Regional Planning Opportunities and Challenges. Bachofer, Steve, Krumpe, Keith, Lehman, Dennis, Odenbrett, Glenn, Mappen, Ellen and Sanford, Rob (panel or forum member)
    SENCER Summer Institute
    (August 2009)
  • Our Students as Partners in SENCERizing the Curriculum. Bachofer, Steve, Goldey, Ellen and Levine, Samantha (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    SENCER Summer Institute
    (August 2008)
  • Lead Poisoning Prevention - A Program for Undergraduate Research and Community Outreach. Bachofer, Steve (talk, speech or lecture, primary presenter)
    SENCER Summer Institute
    (August 2008)
  • Bachofer, Steve, Bower, Peter, Harris, Yvonne and Liddicoat, Joseph (talk, speech or lecture, panel or forum member)
    SENCER Summer Institute
    (August 2008)
  • Urban Environmental Issues: Studying the Redevelopment of a Superfund Site. Bachofer, Steve (poster)
    Washington Symposium

    SENCER Washington DC Symposium and Poster session on Capitol Hill
    (April 2008)
  • An Environmental Chemistry Experiment: The XRF Soil Screening Lab. Bachofer, Steve (poster)
    SENCER Summer Institute, Portland ME

    Listed by institution name, St. Mary's College
    (August 2007)
  • Featured Model: Superfund Site Redevelopment; The RETUrN Learning Community. Bachofer, Steve (talk, speech or lecture)
    SENCER Summer Institute, Portland, ME
    (August 2007)
  • Lead Poisoning Prevention. Bachofer, Steve (talk, speech or lecture)
    SENCER Summer Institute, Portland, ME
    (August 2007)
  • Expanding Students' Understanding of Civic Issues: Integrating the Sciences with Other Disciplines. Bachofer, Steve, Devanas, Monica, Katz, Edward and Krumpe, Keith (panel or forum member)
    SENCER Summer Institute, Portland, ME
    (August 2007)
  • Quantifying Lead in Soils and Dust: A field portable XRF lab - Chem Ed 1727. Bachofer, Steve (talk, speech or lecture)
    ACS National Meeting - Chicago

    (March 2007)
  • Engaging General Science Education Students by Studying a Superfund Site. Bachofer, Steve (talk, speech or lecture)
    ACS National Meeting - San Diego
    (March 2005)
  • Exploring Civic Engagement using XRF in the Laboratory. Bachofer, Steve (talk, speech or lecture)
    ACS National Meeting - San Diego
    (March 2005)
  • Safely Using X-rays to Benefit the Community. Bachofer, Steve (poster)
    SENCER Summer Institute, Santa Clara
    (August 2003)
  • Incorporation of Field Portable XRF into the Environmental Chemistry Lab. Bachofer, Steve (talk, speech or lecture)
    ACS National Meeting, New Orleans
    (March 2003)
  • An Environmental Chemistry Experiment Using Cyclodextrins. Bachofer, Steve (talk, speech or lecture)
    36th ACS Western Regional Meeting, San Francisco
    (October 2000)
  • Anchoring the Curricular Thread on Electronic Structure, Quantum Theory and Spectroscopy: A General Chemistry Exploration of Energy and Color Experiment. Bachofer, Steve, Wesemann, J.L. and Brown, Ken (talk, speech or lecture)
    36th ACS Western Regional Meeting, San Francisco
    (October 2000)
  • Effects of Ortho Substituents on the Formation of Cationic TTA+/benzoate Micelles. Bachofer, Steve, Simonis, Ursula and Stiles, P. (talk, speech or lecture, poster)
    214th ACS National Meeting San Francisco
    Colloid poster session 268
    (March 2000)
  • Using Bioluminescent Bacteria to Teach the concepts of QSARs. Bachofer, Steve (talk, speech or lecture)
    34th ACS Western Regional Meeting, San Francisco, abstract number 116
    (October 1998)
  • Incorporating Spectroscopic Analysis, Spreadsheets and Poster Presentations in General Chemistry. Bachofer, Steve, Wesemann, J.L. and Brown, Ken (talk, speech or lecture)
    34th ACS Western Regional Meeting, San Francisco, abstract number 123
    (October 1998)
  • Investigations of Small and Large Molecules at Micellar Interfaces. Bachofer, Steve, Simonis, Ursula, Vernathen, Martina, Louie, Elizabeth and Harrop, Todd C. (talk, speech or lecture)
    214th ACS National Meeting Boston
    (August 1998)
  • A Tandem Approach of NMR Spectroscopy and Conductivity to Probe Aggregate Colloids. Bachofer, Steve and Simonis, Ursula (talk, speech or lecture)
    14th Biennial Conference Chemical Education, Clemson University
    (August 1996)
  • Parameters Influencing the Photodegradation of Dyes. Bachofer, Steve and Burns, Laura E. (talk, speech or lecture)
    14th Biennial Conference Chemical Education, Clemson University
    (August 1996)

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