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Two-Year College Chemistry Consortium

Student Success – It’s Not Just a Game:

Promoting Scientific Curiosity


October 12-13, 2018

Join us to explore the diverse ways scientific curiosity is promoted in chemistry classrooms.

  • Classroom Activities  
  • Guided Inquiry
  • Manipulatives
  • Independent Study
  • Case Studies
  • Problem Based Learning
  • Demonstrations
  • Games
  • Applied Learning

Please share how you promote scientific curiosity in your courses. Submit an abstract for a presentation, workshop or panel discussion.

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Conference Schedule

Click here for information on all events and presentations: 2YC3 Conference Schedule, October 12-13, 2018

Special Conference Events

We are pleased to welcome University of New Mexico Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Eliseo "Cheo" Torres as our guest speaker at the banquet Friday evening, October 12th, at 5:30pm in the Student Community Center of UNM Valencia Campus. 


Since he was a boy growing up on the border of Texas and Mexico, Eliseo Torres, known to everyone as “Cheo,” has been fascinated by the folk traditions and folkways of Mexico and of his Mexican American roots.  Both of his parents were versed in aspects of herbal lore and healing, and as he matured he learned from them a love and respect for the history and folk knowledge of the ancient art of curanderismo, or Mexican folk healing. 

He received his three degrees from Texas A&M University-Kingsville and served in a number of job positions including Interim President, Vice President for Student Affairs and External Affairs, Director of Continuing Education and Assistant Professor.

Now an administrator at the University of New Mexico, where he is Vice President for Student Affairs and a member of the faculty of the College of Education, Cheo teaches three classes on traditional medicine and regularly lectures and gives presentations on the history and lore of curanderismo to audiences ranging from scholars and students of Latin American culture to people hoping to become knowledgeable about alternative and traditional medicine, including lay people and medical professionals alike.  He has published four books on his life and his research in traditional medicine emphasizing medicinal plant and rituals and published by the University of New Mexico Press and Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.